Eric Cherry is a talented photographer and London native. With a keen eye and true creative vision, he has injected his warmth and sensitivity into a collection of photographs for the London Views exhibition opening at The Arts Project, April 3, 2012. This exhibition features the work of eight local photographers, each capturing our Forest City from uniquely varying perspectives. “There will be some things that are more artistic, maybe even more abstract,” says Eric. “It will all be things from the city though, even if they’re not distinctly recognizable.”
Eric points out that the title, London Views represents a multitude of different viewpoints. From the buildings we recognize on our daily commute through these city streets to the hidden crevices we so often ignore. This is a rare opportunity to see a glimpse of London in a completely different way.
Yet, it is not just a chance to support London’s creative patchwork, this is also an important way to raise awareness of the many charitable endeavors our city holds dear. Each photographer will donate half of the proceeds generated from the sale of their work to a charity of their choice. Eric Cherry chose Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter.
Eric doesn’t hesitate to explain why he chose to support Rotholme. “Actually, I lived there,” he says. When he was 11 years old, he and his mother and sisters found themselves threatened with the reality of homelessness. They moved into Rotholme for a short time which Eric describes as “the turning point of our lives.” Eric Cherry is a true success story who is now finally able to achieve a lifelong goal of giving back to the shelter which has come to mean so much to him.
London Views opens at The Arts Project
203 Dundas Street at Clarence on Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The exhibition runs through Saturday, April 7, 2012.
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Regular business hours are Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 5:00 pm
Admission is free.
All prints are available for sale with 50% of the work of Eric Cherry benefiting Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter
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* look for a feature article on Eric Cherry in an upcoming issue of Curb Notes *