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Thirteen works from eight Toronto artists showcasing the legacies of Black Canadian and exploring the diverse creative expressions of the African Diaspora and its identities and cultures.
Exhibiting artists include Mitzy Blair, Wendy Carmichael Bauld, Janice Hardacre, Karen Harkins, Gabrielle Lasporte, Charmaine Lurch and Petrose Tesfai.
Exhibition curated by Karen Harkins.
Let you imagination run wild with artist and Art Gallery of Ontario educator Karen Harkins for a day of creating colourful collages and building “Real McCoy” machines from found objects, as inspired by abstract and densely coloured works of African-American artist Alma Thomas, and the revolutionary inventions of Canadian- American inventor and engineer Elijah McCoy.
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS: Peter Marczyk and Gail Wilson
Peter Marczyk, a Social Worker with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, specializes in dementia-related issues, and community resources. Peter will introduce us to the world of dementia- related illnesses and the ways women are disproportionately affected as both caregivers and the recipients of care. He will also focus on hints and tips about the early warning signs of dementia, and local resources exist and how to accesses them. Gail Wilson is a social service professional who specializes in providing solution- focused workshops and life coaching with a strength- based approach. With a mix of humor, and fun Gail will share tips and tools on how to prioritize self-car, rethink barriers and create care networks. Participants will learn how to find/ make time, and how to take advantage of small opportunities when big opportunities are not practical. Refreshments provided.
During this event, arts & crafts and snacks for school-aged children is available with advance registration.