435 King Street East, Cambridge, ON
P-Town is an exhibition of painting, photography, sculpture, and hand-weaving created by youth of Preston.
These young artists have been working on assembling the world's largest hand woven quilt with artist Gareth Lichty and will be exhibiting their first attempt at the record in this exhibit.
In this exhibition you will also experience photographic explorations by youth of the Preston community led by digital media producer and photographer Dwight Storring. The youth will also launch a book of their photos as a community fundraiser. A sample book will be on display and youth will be on hand to accept orders.
Also in the show are paintings and sculpture created over the past year while working with artist and mentor Paul Field to capture the youths' vision of their town.
This exhibit is made possible by the Waterloo Region Arts Fund, inREACH, and the Preston Heights Community Group.
Gareth Lichty studied Fine Arts at York University in Toronto and Sculpture at Leeds University in England. He has exhibited internationally and nationally with exhibitions in Europe, New Zealand and Canada. Lichty has been a Director and the Chair of Programming for CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area) since 2005. He has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Lichty lives and works in Kitchener, Ontario and is represented by Peak Gallery, Toronto.
Dwight Storring spent over 15 years as a photojournalist and photo-editor at The Record, a daily newspaper in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada before moving on to the web. He was Internet Operations Manager for CityMedia Group a division of Torstar Corp when he left his newspaper career in December 2006. He moved to the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) where he was director of special projects supporting CIGI’s research and programs through the use of online technology.
Over the past two years he has returned to his roots and now nurtures a digital media practice. His work centres around creating, developing, documenting and presenting personal narratives as a window on the life of community. He works in a documentary style using video, still images and audio. He also facilitates digital storytelling events and workshops.
Paul Field is the owner/instructor at Art Innovators (Waterloo Region). Art Innovators is a fun, unique and confidence-building creative art experience that offers art classes, camps, workshops for kids, teens and adults.