Tapestries and Textures
Designed and created by Irene Borins and Rima Brodie
Royal Trust Tower Lobby, Toronto
Tuesday November the 6th, 1979
Exhibitions in the Greater Toronto Area:
EXHIBITS ONE AND TWO
Miles Nadal Bloor JCC
Guelph Humber University
Appleby Place, Burlington
The Bernard Betel Centre
The Koffler Logia Gallery
The Cecile & Harry Pearl Gallery at the Holy Blossom Temple
The Toronto City Hall in the Rotunda
The Harbourfront Centre
Irene’s first exhibit was entitled “Life Journeys- An Exploration Through Images & Thoughts” was exhibited at the Koffler Loggia Gallery in Toronto, 2000 The exhibit was to run for 4 weeks but was held over for 6 weeks.
As June Callwood, who was both in the exhibit and attended the opening, stated: “I was thrilled that your work is being recognized for what it is, a triumph of artistry and compassion. People at that gathering were awe-struck, and I’m sure they told you, as they did me, how impressive they found the whole exhibit.”. There were around 500 people and there was not enough standing room.
The second exhibit was entitled “Treasured Legacies” and was held at the Cecile & Harry Pearl Gallery at the Holy Blossom Temple in 2002. At this exhibit the legendary Oscar Peterson spoke about “Creativity & Aging”.
Councillor Joe Mihevc attended the exhibit at the Holy Blossom Temple and he said that he wanted it to hang at the Toronto City Hall and he was completely responsible for this next step to happen. The exhibit hung at The Toronto City Hall- Rotunda in 2003.”
LOCATIONS:The G. Chang School of Continuing Education Ryerson University
Irene’s third exhibit, assisted by Dr. Irvin Rubicam and Irv Ash, was entitled “Aging is Living – A New Perspective” and was exhibited at Ryerson University on May 1 -15, 2008 and was part of CONTACT 2008. The exhibit was presented together with the Ontario Long Term Care Association(OLTCA) in partnership with Prime Time Learning at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.
Fairview Public Library
“Aging is Living – A New Perspective” came to the Fairview Public Library in March 2009.
A portion of “Aging is Living – A New Perspective” was shown in August-September, 2009.
Princess Gardens, Peterborough Retirement Communities, Peterborough, Ontario
“Aging is Living – A New Perspective” was shown for part of June 2013 as part of Seniors’ month.