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Transformation by Fire - Gardiner Museum


Thursday, February 7, 2013 to Sunday, April 28, 2013


Women whose lives have been touched by violence tell their stories their own ways in Transformation by Fire, a groundbreaking exhibition originated by the Gardiner Museum in partnership with the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, which is set to open at the Gardiner Museum. Featuring clay as the medium for storytelling, personal statements and video Transformation by Fire takes visitors on a visual journey and provides real life examples of how to be strong and grow in the face of adversity. Where: The Gardiner Museum When: February 7, 2013 – running through April 28, 2013. Why: The culmination of the last 10 years, work created in this this never-before publicized program will be featured in a landmark exhibition that uses clay as an act of social activism, creating a language and a place for women to deal. Exploring women’s experiences in a sensitive, informed and compelling way, Transformation by Fire provides accessible and inspiring role models for anyone who has either experienced or witnessed violence. Watch: Cost: FREE (funded by public donations) Transformation by Fire is organized by the Gardiner Museum and the Barbra Schlifer Clinic. It showcases clay sculptures by clients of the Barbra Schlifer clinic who participated in art therapy workshops in the Gardiner Museum’s clay studios, as well as work by Susan Low Beer, a Canadian ceramic artist who worked with art therapist Susan Thomson and the women for the last decade.




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111 Queens Park
Toronto, ON

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