IN ‘A VIBRANT PAST’ HANNA KOSTANSKI BRINGS TORONTO ARCHIVAL PHOTOS TO LIFE WITH PAINT

<Scarborough Beach, 1915>  TORONTO archival photos have taken on a new life in a series of paintings by artist HANNA KOSTANSKI. Using Acrylics she’s painstakingly reanimated these old black and white’s. ‘A Vibrant Past: Toronto in the 20th Century’ will be on display in August at the Urban Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West. Opening reception – August 3.

<Bay Street at Adelaide, 1940’s>  HANNA KOSTANSKI lives in HAMILTON and works in TORONTO. She’s a 2007 graduate of OCAD University. Her work can be found in private and public collections, as well as several law offices, hotels and a hospital.

<Bloor Street West, 1958> . . . http://www.hannakostanski.com

<Yonge and Dundas, 1978>