Scarborough Arts Wants YOU to Come OUT! this Pride Month!


Posted on June 10th, by scararts in Creative, Featured, Recent News. 1 Comment

Come OUT! - June 16 to 26, 2015
Scarborough Arts wants you to Come OUT! this Pride Month!

Scarborough Arts is pleased to present Come OUT!, a series of boundary-pushing and out-there events in celebration of Pride Month this June. The youth-focused events series will feature a lineup of musical and theatre performances, a panel discussion, a film screening, interactive arts activities, and a visual arts exhibition. All events take place at the Bluffs Gallery, and are free and for all-ages. We invite all members of the LGBTTI2QQ community, friends and families, allies, and all those who are Pride-curious to these events!

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION
June 16 to 26, 2015

The Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
An exhibition that will exhibit works from queer-identified artists and allies that celebrate the LGBTTI2QQ community and its histories, cultures, and diversities.

Summer Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

CONVERSATIONS + OPEN MIC NIGHT
Tuesday, June 16, 2015, from 
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
Join us for a panel discussion and take part in conversations about the issues, struggles, and triumphs of queer and transgender youth today. The discussion will be moderated by Tristan Whiston, a multi-disciplinary theatre artist and co-artistic director of Red Dress Productions. Panelists include Andy Fabo, an artist, art critic and independent curator; Elisha Lim, a graphic novelist and artist; and Gein Wong, an interdisciplinary director and playwright and Artistic Director at Eventual Ashes and Asian Arts Freedom School. Also taking place this evening will be an Open Mic Night segment featuring queer-identified performers and allies from the Scarborough community. Refreshments will be served.

CLOSING RECEPTION
Tuesday, June 23, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
We will close the month and will go all-OUT! with a radical showcase of queer musicians and theatre performers. Headlining the evening is Colombian-darling Lido Pimienta whose music combines electronic beats, analog synths, Afro-Colombian rhythms, and out-of-this-world chanting into one energetic performance. The band LAL will also perform a set of their hip-hop and techno-infused music complemented with a visceral digital painting live performance. Theatre artist Adrian Proszowski takes us on an emotional journey with a performance of an excerpt from Allen Legacy’s Beyond the Rainbow, a play about a young man struggling to find his way in the world, set against the background of the historical Stonewall Riots to the present. Flerida Peña reads from her comedic one-woman show, Sister Mary’s a Dyke?!, a contemporary story of a young and naïve schoolgirl who is torn between her religious beliefs and her burgeoning lesbianism. Hosting the evening is the fabulous performer, writer, and storyteller Troy Jackson, joined by Ash Jahmori who will be spinning all-night long.

Throughout the evening, visitors are also invited to participate in an interactive arts activity with artist Joanna delos Reyes, and view a selection of short films that tell the stories of LGBTTI2QQ youth, presented in partnership with Inside Out Film Festival. Guests can socialize at our outdoor garden and enjoy virgin cocktails and catered food provided by Fabarnak Restaurant and Catering.

All events are free! Make sure to reserve your spot at these events by contacting Susan at 416-698-7322 or exhibit [at] scarborougharts [dot] com.

 





One response to “Scarborough Arts Wants YOU to Come OUT! this Pride Month!”

  1. […] You can view Tim Manalo’s works at the Bluffs Gallery, as part of our Come OUT! programming. Tim will speak about his work and artistic practie Tim’s pieces are on view […]

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