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Do you have an event, call for submission, or funding opportunity that you would like to promote to Scarborough’s arts community? Let us know and we will post them in our calendar below!

May
3
Thu
2018
Camila Wong’s The Evolution of Self-Identity at the Bluffs Gallery @ The Bluffs Gallery
May 3 – Jun 28 all-day

The Evolution of Self-Identity presents art works created by Peruvian born artist, Camila Wong. Wong’s exhibit explores self-identity through the combination of themes relating to art therapy, everyday life, humour, reflection, environment and social issues. Wong’s works can be seen to depict her bold artistic style of applying heavy paint and using repetitive, expressive energetic lines and brushstrokes to create optical illusion, lively movement, harmony and unity.

The Evolution of Self-Identity was curated by María Alejandra Olórtegui Ibáñez.

May
7
Mon
2018
The Mosaic Stories Workshop @ Agincourt Library
May 7 @ 13:00 – 15:00

The Mosaic Stories is a mosaic mural project inspired by the stories of our elders. The project begins with 12 free weekly visual arts workshops for seniors and children focused on the theme of “Tell your story.” During these workshops the artist/facilitator will listen to the stories of the participants and then make use of their narratives to inspire a permanent mosaic mural for the Toronto Public Library’s Agincourt branch. 

May
10
Thu
2018
SA Creates: Overcoming Language Barriers @ East Scarborough Storefront
May 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00

This workshop invites ESL learners who may be frustrated by language barriers to make a collage on the theme of “My Definition of Success” and talk about the meaning of their piece. The session’s goal is to bridge the non-verbal realm to inspire verbal expression, thus building the participants’ English fluency and morale.

No art background is required for participation in the workshop, which will involve gathering, arranging, and gluing down images and letters to a substrate. The facilitator, an experienced artist and ESL educator, will supply all necessary materials, including images, backings, glue, scissors, alphabet stickers, and other embellishments.

May
14
Mon
2018
The Mosaic Stories Workshop @ Agincourt Library
May 14 @ 13:00 – 15:00

The Mosaic Stories is a mosaic mural project inspired by the stories of our elders. The project begins with 12 free weekly visual arts workshops for seniors and children focused on the theme of “Tell your story.” During these workshops the artist/facilitator will listen to the stories of the participants and then make use of their narratives to inspire a permanent mosaic mural for the Toronto Public Library’s Agincourt branch. 

May
15
Tue
2018
Get photographed for Adam Zivo’s #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE Project! @ Bendale Acres
May 15 @ 11:00 – 14:00

Photographer Adam Zivo invites members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to come out and get photographed!

Drop by with a friend/s or partner at Bendale Acres on May 15 and 16, 2018 and interpret the theme “love is love”. The photos will be shared on social media and will be printed and displayed as part of the Scarborough Sign Project, a summer-long public art installation that showcases art projects created by the community and will travel across North and Central Scarborough as part of Cultural Hotspot. The photoshoot is FREE and all are welcome! 

May
16
Wed
2018
Get photographed for Adam Zivo’s #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE Project! @ Bendale Acres
May 16 @ 11:00 – 14:00

Photographer Adam Zivo invites members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to come out and get photographed!

Drop by with a friend/s or partner at Bendale Acres on May 15 and 16, 2018 and interpret the theme “love is love”. The photos will be shared on social media and will be printed and displayed as part of the Scarborough Sign Project, a summer-long public art installation that showcases art projects created by the community and will travel across North and Central Scarborough as part of Cultural Hotspot. The photoshoot is FREE and all are welcome! 

May
26
Sat
2018
Doors Open Toronto – The Bluffs Gallery @ The Bluffs Gallery
May 26 @ 09:00 – 17:00
The Art of Creative Facilitation in partnership with East End Arts
May 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00

Are you an arts facilitator? Do you develop or conduct arts and community based programming? Here is an opportunity from you!

Hosted by East End Arts and Scarborough Arts, The Art of Creative Facilitation is a two-day professional development workshop series ideal for artists who are new to arts facilitation, or existing arts facilitators who are looking to enhance their current skills. Through a curriculum presented by PYE (Power of Youth Engagement), The Art of Creative Facilitation supports the capacity of artists to produce high-quality, impactful, and responsible arts-based workshops, classes and programs.

When: May 26 & 27, 2018 (10:00am – 6:00pm) 
Where: 450 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K 2N3 
Cost: $50.00 
More Info/Register: TBD

SA Kids: Project Kids and Cameras (Doors Open) @ Scarborough Arts
May 26 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Calling all budding photographers ages 9-13! Learn about the fundamentals of digital photography through fun, hands-on, project-based photo activities during Scarborough Arts Doors Open event. Discover the settings on your camera, learn about composition, lighting, and how to best capture the people and places in your neighbourhood. Digital cameras and accessories provided at no cost.

SA Creates: Modern Batik Pt. I (Doors Open) @ Scarborough Arts
May 26 @ 14:00 – 17:00

Join Scarborough Arts during our Doors Open event in learning about Modern Batik art during this two-session workshop. Explore the unique Modern Batik technique where wax is applied to fabric using water-soluble dyes. The effect that can be achieved through resistant dyeing often results in amazing, unpredictable textures and tones. Modern Batik designs can be complicated or as simple as the artist desires. The main goal when working with Modern Batik art, is to enjoy the medium and allow the versatility of wax and dyes to reveal itself gradually on fabric. The Modern Batik technique is fun and easy to experiment with, come join the adventure! Participants must be able to attend both sessions.



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