Stereotype Smash!


The King Heritage & Cultural Centre is pleased to present the 2nd annual art exhibit in recognition of International Women's Day. Stereotype Smash will open on Saturday, January 14 and close on Saturday, March 18, 2023. 

Displaying the art of these 39 established and emerging artists, the exhibit contains entries from King Township, the GTA and as far away as the Maritimes:

  • Atswei
  • Carole Ahmed
  • Meral Altinbilek
  • Qori Aparicio
  • Janet Bourdeau
  • Ciara Campbell
  • Elise Campbell
  • Giovannina Colalillo
  • Shawnté Cornwall
  • Roseanne Cremer
  • Andrea De Bartolo
  • Kristen Elizabeth Donoghue-Stanford
  • Talya Drescher
  • Jamie-Lee Girodat
  • Katie Gorrie
  • Kate Greenway
  • Nancy Hallas
  • Karen Klucowicz
  • Geneviève LeDuc
  • LeenFineArt
  • Mary Mckeown-Olivo
  • Iryna Molodecky
  • Kathy Morgan
  • Mary Morganelli
  • Michelle Muller
  • Natalie Nadeau
  • Sophie Naidoo
  • Alysha Rocca
  • Kathleen Rodgers
  • Melissa Sherman
  • Yafang Shi
  • Elvan Suzer
  • Lyudmila Thomas
  • Sheila Thompson
  • Mehtaab Wachhair
  • Brooke Warner
  • Kelsey Whyte
  • Lynn Wilson
  • Nadine Wyczolkowski

This exhibit confronts societal beliefs that have outlasted their usefulness, are dated, inappropriate or are just plain untrue. Themes include gender roles, equality, ideal bodies, aging and more. Artists were challenged to take a stereotype and address it in both their art and artist statement. The result is a dynamic display of over three dozen diverse pieces of art that take a stand against stereotypes.

Artist forums that are open to the public will be held on February 4th and March 4th from 1-3 pm. The forums give artists the opportunity to speak about their work and answer visitor questions. An evening event is also being planned for International Women’s Day on March 8 with further details coming soon.

Stereotype Smash runs from January 14 to March 18, 2022 (Tuesdaya to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm) at the KHCC, 2920 King Rd., King City, Ontario, L7B 1L6. Admission by donation.