Performance art on display at St. Catharines City Hall

Some of the greatest performances in St. Catharines’ history are on display now just outside Council Chambers at City Hall.

Taking the Stage, a new exhibit in the third-floor gallery, explores performing arts in St. Catharines from the early twentieth century to present day through beautiful photographs. Made up of images from the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canal Centre as well as other collections in the community, Taking the Stage is on display now until September 2018.

“With the arts flourishing in St. Catharines and the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre settling into its place as the home for the performing arts in Niagara, our new exhibit reflects on that impactful history that continues to be written,” said Kathleen Powell, the City’s historical services supervisor. “Music, theatre, dance and entertainment’s long and storied past in St. Catharines is highlighted in this sampling of historical photographs.”

Since 2005, visitors to City Hall have enjoyed original art, photographs or cultural treasures reflecting St. Catharines’ stories, creative self-expression, experiences and perspectives. The City opens new exhibits at the City Hall gallery on the third floor three times a year.

The City has two other art exhibits currently on display at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. On the Down Beat: Seventy Years of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, features photographs and materials celebrating the 70 year history of the orchestra. Leading the Way: Pioneering Women of St. Catharines, profiles remarkable local women from the last 150 years and highlights the important contributions they have made in the City’s history. Both exhibits are on display until spring 2018.

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Source – City of St. Catharines press release



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