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EAST ANIMATING DEMOCRACY YOUTH FORUM
Friday, April 15, 2016, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP required: http://eastyouthforum.eventbrite.com
Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/566420813517767/
How can youth capture and inspire social change through the arts?
Scarborough Arts’ flagship program, EAST Animating Democracy, will explore this question at its first Youth Forum. This Youth Forum explores the many ways that youth in Toronto have utilized the arts in order to mobilize their communities and ignite social change. A panel of esteemed artist-activists and community leaders will respond to questions from Scarborough’s youth and emerging artists.
– Randell Adjei, Founder of R.I.S.E. Poetry (@RandellAdjei)
– Amanda Parris, Writer, Actor, Educator, and Host of CBC Arts’ new show, Exhibitionists (@amanda_parris)
– SPIN El Poeta, Spoken Word Artist (@spinelpoeta)
– Joan Lillian Wilson, Artist, Curator, Communications Specialist, Feminist and Youth Advocate
– Gilad Cohen, … Read More »
SPRING MEMBERS EXHIBITION 2016
Call for Poetry Submissions: SPRING FORWARD
Application Deadline: April 12, 2016 by 6 PM
Download the Application Form below:
Spring Forward: Poetry Application Form — Word
Spring Forward: Poetry Application Form — PDF
Scarborough Arts’ 2016 spring exhibit kicks off during National Poetry Month. As such, we invite our members that are poets to submit works that reflect on the season.
Spring is the time that for centuries has given rise to poetic inspiration. In his seminal poem The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot famously declared April the “cruelest month”; George Elliott Clarke signalled that “spring’s resurrection [is]/foretold by the sharp fused fragrance of jubilee roses.” Scarborough Arts’ 2016 Spring Members Exhibit will incorporate poems about or inspired by the season and feature this work alongside our members’ selected visual artworks.
Selected poets can expect their work to be incorporated into the exhibition … Read More »
SPRING MEMBERS EXHIBITION 2016
Call for Visual Arts Submissions: SPRING FORWARD
Application Deadline: April 8, 2016 by 6 PM
Download the Application Form below:
Spring Forward: Visual Arts Application Form — Word
Spring Forward: Visual Arts Application Form — PDF
Scarborough Arts celebrates spring’s early arrival by announcing this call for submissions for its annual Spring Members Exhibition. Because our 2016 spring exhibit kicks off during National Poetry Month, we invite our members to submit work in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art, photography, or new media that responds to, intersects with, or is enriched by poems about the season.
This exhibit will coincide with our National Poetry Month event taking place on April 28th 2016. This event will feature readings by some of the city and country’s most celebrated poets and will be hosted by Scarborough Arts member Patrick Connors. A separate call for submission … Read More »
Scarborough Arts excavates fifty years of Scarborough’s history this March with YEARBOOK. Combining photography, videos, writings, design, and archival materials, YEARBOOK is a participatory art exhibition that recounts the popular history of Scarborough as seen through diverse intergenerational perspectives of past and present Scarborough residents.
The exhibition runs from March 10 to 31, 2016 at the Bluffs Gallery on 1859 Kingston Road. Find more information about directions and Gallery hours here.
Join us for the following ancillary events happening throughout March at the Bluffs Gallery:
YEARBOOK OPENING RECEPTION
March 10, 2016, 6 PM – 8 PM
Be the first to view the YEARBOOK exhibition at the opening reception on Thursday, March 10 at the Bluffs Gallery. Join us for an evening of art, music, caricature and photo booths, and refreshments. Bring your senior high school yearbook to add your history to our exhibition! … Read More »
SCARBOROUGH ARTS’ MEMBERS’ NIGHT
Thursday, February 25, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
As we plan for another year of arts programming, we would like to invite you, our members, to actively take part in a conversation about our organization’s future program offerings and plans. Join Scarborough Arts for a Members’ Night event on Thursday, February 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Bluffs Gallery. Talk to our Program Director Sasha Kovacs and our Executive Director Sergei Petrov about Scarborough Arts’ past programs and events, and discuss future arts initiatives and ideas that excite you and that you would like to see and experience at Scarborough Arts.
Please RSVP to the event by emailing your name, email address, and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can’t make it to the evening event? You can still participate and give us your feedback:
Drop by … Read More »
The new issue of the BIG ART BOOK is here! For the 2015 edition, visual and literary artists of all ages explored the theme En Route. Browse the entire publication online via Issuu.
Interested in purchasing your own printed copy? Get in touch with us via email at email@example.com or by phone at 416-698-7322. The BIG ART BOOK can be purchased for $20 for Scarborough Arts members and $25 for non-members.
Cover Image: Petar Boskovic, Trailer (2015)
The BIG ART BOOK 2015 was launched with Scarborough Arts’ 30th Annual Juried Exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills. The exhibition is on view at the Papermill Gallery until Sunday, January 24. More information here.
For this year’s 30th Annual Juried Exhibition + BIG ART BOOK, visual and literary artists were asked to explore the theme En Route —an exploration of being in transition, in flux, in between, or being on the move. What does your journey look like? Who or what causes you to travel and what do you encounter en route?
Browse the online version of the BIG ART BOOK on our website, or purchase your own printed copy by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Books are available for $20 for Scarborough Arts members, and $25 for non-members.
The Annual Juried Exhibition runs from January 13 to 24, 2016 at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road. For information regarding gallery hours and directions, visit the Todmorden Mills website.
Please note that the Scarborough Arts office will be closed starting Tuesday, December 22, 2015 and will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016.
From all of us here at Scarborough Arts, we wish you a delightful holiday break and a wonderful welcome to the new year!
The holiday season is upon us; celebrate it here at Scarborough Arts!
Join us for Holiday Dreams on December 15, 2015 at the Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road for a merry evening for the whole family!
From 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, bring the kids (and the kids-at-heart!) and your best smiles to the Bluffs Gallery for a photo opportunity with Santa Claus! Enjoy free holiday treats (Hot chocolate! Cookies! Candy canes!) and get busy with family-friendly activities.
From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, the Bluffs Gallery will host a holiday mixer featuring musical performances, contests and games. Mix and mingle with fellow Scarborough Arts members, artists, and guests over beverages and refreshments.
A holiday-themed visual arts exhibition will also be on view at the Bluffs Gallery from December 7, 2015 until January 5, 2016. Shop for fine art pieces by Scarborough Arts members, as well as handmade ceramics, … Read More »
To celebrate an extraordinary 3 years of the EAST Collective, Scarborough Arts is throwing an EAST Homecoming Party at Scarborough Arts’ the Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road. The event will celebrate the best of this trailblazing and multi-faceted music program for Scarborough youth: from its youth artists and planners to the music, spoken word pieces, and documentaries produced by the EAST Music Collective, EAST Spoken Word and Music Collective, EAST Documentary Collective, and the EAST Project Management Collective.
Scarborough Arts Program Director Jen D. Fabico why the EAST Homecoming should not be missed: “Over the last three years, EAST had been working with different groups of youth musicians. On December 1, we’ll be celebrating with all of the previous participants, facilitators, and stakeholders. We want to know what everyone has been working on. It’s right before the holiday season and we’re … Read More »