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New RiverBrink exhibit is a ‘Labour of Love’

Maddy Gordon
Special to Niagara Now/The Lake Report

Queenston's RiverBink Art Museum is hosting a new family-friendly exhibition.

“Labour of Love” has its official opening reception on Thursday, May 12,  from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition features a collection work by Niagara photography artist Danny Custodio and delves into themes of family, labour and the immigrant experience in Canada.

Originally from Toronto but now living in St. Catharines, Custodio is second-generation Portuguese and is highlighting his family history through his work featured in this project. 

The exhibition is also showcasing his new artistic series called “Potions,” which he developed with his children. The series presents photos of magical elixirs that his family designed and brewed together. 

“Labour of Love” includes a workshop with Custodio on May 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

The workshop will first allow participants to receive an artist-led tour through the exhibit and then will give people the opportunity to create their own potions similar to those seen in his work.

Participants will be making their potions with materials gathered from the grounds of RiverBrink and can also have a Polaroid photo taken of their creations to take home.

The workshop is designed for ages 5 to 12, but anyone of any age is encouraged to join.

The cost is $35 per registrant or $105 for a family bundle, including up to four registrants. All materials used in the workshop are included.

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