Akin King artist Clara Hirsch would like to invite you to her upcoming solo exhibition: “Flight”.
This series of multimedia works depicts the plight of refugees in general, and the Syrian refugee crisis in particular. The work combines photographs that Clara took in Syria, prior to the war, old maps of Europe and the Middle East, as well as images of her family as they are about to embark on their voyage to Canada as refugees.
The opening is on January 3, 2019 (TOMORROW!) from 7pm-10pm at the Gladstone Hotel (Second Floor), 1214 Queen Street W in Toronto.
The exhibit will run from January 4 - 12 from 12pm-5pm every day.
Proceeds from the exhibit will be donated to the FCJ Refugee Centre. The FCJ Refugee Centre serves refugees and others at risk due to their immigration status, and welcomes anyone asking for advice, counsel and support regarding these issues. They address systemic issues that newly arrived refugee claimants face in Canada including lack of resources, marginalization, and discrimination and advocate for them in any way necessary: assistance with paperwork, translation and interpretation, accompaniment, referral to immigration lawyers connected to our organization, orientation to local social services, skills development, and counselling to support a healthy and positive start to life in Canada.