Celebrate Workman Arts 17th Annual Being Scene Exhibition from March 1-25 at the Gladstone Hotel 2nd Floor Galleries. BEING SCENE 2018 annual juried art exhibition features upwards of 130 artworks produced by artists navigating issues of mental health. The annual submission call attracts artists working in painting, photo-art, text-based art, media-art, 3-dimesional work and other contemporary media. This year a jury of established professional artists, curators and gallerists have evaluated over 400 artist’s submissions.

Embedded in the prime spring exhibition season, BEING SCENE attracts several thousand visitors. This year’s exhibition features an eclectic Portrait Wall as well as a compelling curated room Off The Wall, highlighting the voices of established artists focusing on issues of identity and mental health in contemporary new media.

As Workman Arts celebrates its 30th anniversary, it continues to bring to the public, thoughtful and thought-provoking presentations such as BEING SCENE to activate vital dialogue and social change to challenge the stigma associated with issues of mental health.

Workman Arts is a diverse, inclusive, collaborative organization that supports meaningful recovery based activity grounded in artists practice, production, peer-supported mentorship, public presentation, community-building engagement and advocacy.

Being Scene – March 1 to 25, 2018

Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J6

Free Admisssion, Accessible Venue

Opening Night Reception March 1, 6pm to 9pm

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