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October Member of the Month: Evette Forde

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28th October

Every month, we profile a different Scarborough Arts member. If you’re a member and would like to be profiled, send an email to news AT scarborougharts DOT com for more information.

How long have you been a member of Scarborough Arts?
I have been a member of Scarborough Arts since 2003.

What kind of art do you practice, and how long have you been practising it?
I practice visual, contemporary, and abstract paintings in acrylic, oil, and mixed media. I include nature’s material within my work, and thereby I am contributing to and bring to viewers the importance of protecting the environment. My pieces are on display in local businesses and institutions, and I exhibit locally. For example, I currently have pieces at Morningside’s Recreation Centre and Morningside Public Library.

Tell us about the pieces we’re featuring.
These pieces I am featuring were created from sand and glitters … Read More »



July Member of the Month: Mario Dimain

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7th July

Every month, we profile a different Scarborough Arts member. If you’re a member and would like to be profiled, send an email to news AT scarborougharts DOT com for more information.

Mario Dimain

 

How long have you been a member of Scarborough Arts?
Literally, if not for a butterfly on 1859 Kingston Road, I wouldn’t have been a member of Scarborough Arts. The monarch butterfly wings brightly painted on the front door of the Bluffs Gallery was the invitation. I passed by it many times on my way to visit my grandchildren. And finally, in the early spring of this year, the curiosity got the best of me. I entered through the butterfly door, got soaked in the butterfly magic, let my imagination flow free . . . and signed up!

I am glad I did. My inspirational photo Wings of Light that was included in … Read More »



Register Now for the EAST Spoken Word & Music Workshops

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9th April

Scarborough Arts, in collaboration with R.I.S.E. Edutainment and the Toronto Public Library, presents EAST Spoken Word & Music Workshops for youth ages 12-19.

Register now for these FREE workshops to explore your creativity and to develop your craft in spoken word, performance poetry, and music, with facilitators from R.I.S.E. Edutainment!

MALVERN workshops begin on June 21. KINGSTON-GALLOWAY/ORTON PARK workshops begin August 2. SCARBOROUGH VILLAGE workshops begin September 13. (TTC tokens and food will be provided.)

Taking the idea of “neighbourhood games” as a theme, the program is designed to promote youth creative expression, animate communities and public spaces, and inspire collaboration between young performers and their peers across the Scarborough. Participants in the program will have several opportunities to showcase their work, receive feedback, and learn about wider youth arts networks and resources.

The FREE workshops … Read More »



SSW’s Moments Anthologies Released!

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8th April

Scarborough Arts’ innovative pilot seniors writing program has wrapped up a fantastic eight-month run by launching its Moments book and album at the Scarborough Seniors Write Showcase on March 29 at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre.

Moments has captured stories of friendship, love, family, and many more life experiences through written and oral modes of storytelling.

The event provided the stage for participants to showcase their accomplishments over the past year under the guidance of freelance writer David Bester and noted Canadian novelist Sarah Sheard. Some participants read their submitted works on stage, while others shared new pieces inspired by their experience in the program.

It was a beautiful event, where participants were able to share their accomplishments with friends and family. Representatives from the project partners—Toronto Public Library, Tropicana Community Services, and Phase One Studios—and Hon. John McKay came out to support Scarborough … Read More »



April Member of the Month: Lori Kallay

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8th April

Welcome to Member of the Month, a new feature on the Scarborough Arts website! Every month, we’ll be profiling a different Scarborough Arts member. If you’re a member and would like to be profiled, send an email to news AT scarborougharts.com for more information.

Lori Kallay

 

How long have you been a member of Scarborough Arts?

I have been a member for over four years.

What kind of art do you practice, and how long have you been practicing it? 

I am a realist landscape artist, working mainly in acrylic and watercolour. I have been creating art since I was a child, but ventured into the professional world in 2005.

Tell us about the piece we’re featuring today.

This painting [Sunrise Bonding] has special meaning to me. It was inspired by a photo my daughter took on a beautiful, early, and cold autumn morning on the lake at our cottage. My … Read More »



Birkdale Art in the Park

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7th April

 

Birkdale Art in the Park is pleased to announce their 4th Annual Art Show and Sale on June 7, 2014 in the Birkdale Ravine surrounding the Birkdale Community Centre. This event is a collaboration of local artisans working with the Midland Park Community Association, Glen Andrew Community Association, Birkdale Community Centre and in partnership with the Scarborough Arts.

Enjoy a pleasant day in the park, exploring local art and talking to experienced and up-and-coming artisans.

Free public admission and entertainment!

Please visit Birkdale Art in the Park website for more details!

An entry form for artisans can be found here.

Birkdale Art In The Park
Outdoor Art Show and Sale
Birkdale Ravine, 1299 Ellesmere Rd Scarborough (east of Midland on Ellesmere)
June 7, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



All You Ever Wanted to Know About Grant Writing

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2nd April

ALL YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GRANT WRITING
For Scarborough Artists

FREE information session with the Toronto Arts Council
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6 – 8 pm
Location: Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough

Advance registration is required and space is limited. To RSVP, visit www.grant-info-session.eventbrite.ca

Get the inside scoop on how to write a successful grant application! The Doris McCarthy Gallery, in partnership with Scarborough Arts, invites Scarborough artists to participate in an information session with Peter Kingstone, Visual/Media Arts Officer at the Toronto Arts Council.

Kingstone will provide a brief overview of grant programs and an exchange on the application process. He will walk participants through the steps involved in writing a grant, sharing perspective and tips on building a narrative, addressing audience, and submitting documentation and other support material.

This session aims to give participants a better … Read More »



At the Bluffs Gallery: Wendy Carmichael Bauld’s “E-Squared”

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17th March

Come to the Bluffs Gallery for “E-Squared,” paintings by Wendy Carmichael Bauld. 

“E-Squared” runs from March 19 to April 15, 2014. The Bluffs Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed weekends and holidays). Click here for directions.

 



Annual Spring Exhibition: Call for Members’ Artwork

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17th March

It may not feel like spring outside, but we at Scarborough Arts are gearing up for it nonetheless! Scarborough Arts members, we want your spring-themed work for our Annual Spring Exhibition in the Bluffs Gallery. (Non-seasonal work is also welcome.)

Drop-off period is April 7th to the 12th, during our hours of operation (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm). To reserve your spot, please call Susan ASAP at 416-698-7322. Space is limited! Works will be included on a first come, first served basis.

You may submit up to 2 pieces that have not previously been exhibited at SA. Artwork must be dropped off at the Bluffs Gallery, wired and ready to hang. Non-hanging items such as jewellery, knitted goods, and pottery are also welcome.

The Annual Spring Exhibition at the Bluffs Gallery will run April 22 to June 2, 2014.

 



March Member of the Month: Emilia Jajus

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12th March

Welcome to Member of the Month, a new feature on the Scarborough Arts website! Every month, we’ll be profiling a different Scarborough Arts member. If you’re a member and would like to be profiled, send an email to news AT scarborougharts.com for more information.

Emilia Jajus

 

How long have you been a member of Scarborough Arts?

I became a member of Scarborough Arts about a year ago when I was painting a big mural at the Danforth and Warden underpass. The mural (designed by De Anne Lamirande) depicts a history of Scarborough. As a resident of Etobicoke, I had not been very familiar with a history of this part of Toronto. The mural helped me to do research to learn about the Bluffs, Elizabeth Simcoe, Bell Estate, and other important elements. Working almost every day for four months and interacting with local people helped me to appreciate … Read More »




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