“Echoes of the Flame” exhibit of Hip-inspired artwork opens in Toronto 

Four months after it opened in Muskoka, a collection of 18 artworks inspired by the Tragically Hip are on display for a limited time in Toronto. 

Echoes of the Flame” has landed at Gallery 1313, at 1313 Queen Street West, from Friday, December 2, through next Saturday, December 10, with the exhibit open daily from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m 

The exhibit is a partnership between the Hip and the LA-based Song-Word Art House and is a collection of paintings, sculpture and mixed-media artworks from artists hailing from Canada, Europe and the United States. “The exhibition features artworks that have an epic feel to them, not only because the inspiring lyrics are selected from songs that span the Hip’s 30+ year catalogue, but also because their rock-poetry is incorporate into the actual artworks, marrying the power of the word with the beauty of the image,” according to a press release announcing the event. 

All 18 pieces are available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Tsi Tyonnheht Onkwawen:na Language and Cultural Center, on the Mohawk reservation in Tyendinaga, Ontario, where the funds will be used to build a school for students to learn their Indigenous language — during the horrors and tragedy of the residential school era, children from this nation (and so many others) were prohibited from learning the language of their family and ancestors. 

In addition to the original of each of the 18 pieces of art being up for sale, there are limited edition prints of each piece available for purchase. 

More information on the exhibit can be found here; behind-the-scenes views on the creation of two pieces from this collection can be seen here and here

Amber Healy

I write about music policy and lawsuits because they're endlessly fascinating.

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