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Oct 4 @ 15:00 – Oct 5 @ 03:00

Art takes over Campus at ARTSIDEOUT’s 5th Transformation. For immediate release Toronto, ON (Canada) – ARTSIDEOUT is thrilled to invite everyone toanother exciting year at the University of Toronto Scarborough 5th annual largest multi-disciplinary arts festival, happening on Thursday, October 4th, 2012. This free event will be located at 1265 Military Trail near 401/Morningside and will run from 11am – 11pm, rain or shine.“I am excited to announce this year ASO’s programming will expand to showcase a new range of artworks that explores conceptual ways in bringing art outside of traditional venues. In addition, challenge both artist and audience to interact with art in a fresh context as well as encourage local youth and communities to get in touch with their ART SIDE and bring OUT the creativity brimming within.”

–Elias Tourani, ASO Artistic Director

We encourage all community members to join us during the day-long transformation of study-space turned artistic venue and celebrate the creativity, interdisciplinary innovation, and artistic achievement in the Eastern GTA. Inspired by Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, the event features works of over 40 artists and over 20 performers that attracts approximately 2000 visitors to attend the festival annually. There is always something to experience and see from this year’s great selection of artistic works –covering from largescale installations, site-specific works, concerts, film screenings, exhibitions, performances and much  more.

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ARTSIDEOUT (ASO) — Taking place annually on the first Thursday of October, UTSC’s largest multi-disciplinary arts festival, ASO offers free-admission to its unique unconventiona alternative in the use of non-traditional spaces for student artists to explore artistic gestures in re-creating the school as a large-scale artistic venue. This year, our goal is to present our campus as the centre for creativity, interdisciplinary innovation, and artistic achievement in the Eastern GTA. ASO is generously supported by The Office of the Principal and Vice-President, Scarborough Campus Students’ Union, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Arts & Events Programming, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, MBNA Canada and Manulife Financial.

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IMAGINE – Unframed Art Show
Nov 23 @ 23:00 – Nov 25 @ 02:00

Farming dames hosting “Imagine” an exhibition and sale of unframed-original art on Friday. Nov 23rd from 6:00 – 9:00pm. The reception will also be featuring alive band, the Cosmotones.

We are calling for Artists to fIll a 6sq. ft. wall space with unframed art

Arts will be accepted Nov. 19-21, from 9:30-5:30 at the gallery store



Commemorate! Beginnings
Feb 10 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Join us as we commemorate beginnings with the Opening Reception of our visual arts exhibition and an Open Mic Night with musical and spoken word performances by poet and musician Duane Hall and singer, writer, and poet HuNu. The night will be hosted by Jordan Veira, Founder and Creative Director of Spoke N’ Heard, a youth-led collective of artists, entrepreneurs and youth workers passionate for social change and community empowerment.

This evening also offers the culinary craftsmanship of Caribbean Flair Catering, where guests can explore the great tastes of Caribbean cuisine.

Commemorate! Creation @ The Bluffs Gallery
Feb 14 @ 13:00 – 16:00

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.

Commemorate! Theatre
Feb 17 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Watch and participate as award-winning multi-disciplinary artist, producer, and director Amani animates the Gallery with a series of theatrical and poetic vignettes from her one-woman performance piece, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, with exiting interactive elements.

Unsung Sheroes @ Scarborough Arts
Mar 9 @ 10:00 – Mar 31 @ 17:00

Stand up, celebrate and the everyday Sheroe with the launch of our exhibit Unsung Sheroes, a thought provoking and emotional collection of works be Toronto and Scarborough- based artists showcasing a wide spectrum of Sheroeism and the invaluable, often under recognized and under-appreciated ways that women make the world go round.


Exhibiting artists include Afsaneh Shafai, Tara Dorey, Dania Ansari, Irit Epstein, Joylyn Chai, Luanne Maskell, Margaret Chown, Marilyn Walsh, Marnie White, Patricia Goudie, Patrice S-B, Samira El- Kassis, Virginia Tran.

Tamla Matthews- Morgan, Curator

Unsung Sheroes: Caregiver’s Reality Roundtable @ Taylor Memorial Library
Mar 24 @ 18:00 – 20:00

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.

Sensory @ Mod Club
May 22 @ 20:00 – May 23 @ 00:00

Scarborough Arts member David Brandy is one of the RAW: Natural Born Artists, hand selected by the international independent arts organization, in the one night event “Sensory”. “Sensory” will showcase independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup, photography, models and performing art.

Tickets for the event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door at the Mod Club (722 College St., Toronto). Event starts at 8:oo pm to 12:00 am.

*Event is 19+ and dress code is cocktail attire*


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