Stamp art of Celine Chen on display tonight at Toronto’s First Post Office

Tonight is the opening reception for “On the Bright Side: The Stamp Art of Celine Chen,” a new exhibit hosted by the Town of York Historical Society at Toronto’s First Post Office.

Celine Chen began collecting stamps in Hong Kong at a very young age and under the tutelage of her father. More recently, she began illustrating memories from her childhood—the trams, ferries, foods and markets—using pencil crayons and anchoring each drawing to a cancelled stamp. For this exhibition, she has created a series of works about Canada—her home for more than four decades—and more specifically about Toronto, the city she loves.

“On the Bright Side” is a collection of Celine’s work, many of which will also be available for purchase.


The opening reception is being held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., and admission is free (although space is limited). The exhibit will be displayed until Jan. 20, 2017.

Toronto’s First Post Office is operated by the Town of York Historical Society and is a full-service post office as well as a museum and a National Historic Site. Located at 260 Adelaide St. E., it is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday from noon-4 p.m.

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