You’re Invited to the Opening Reception and Book Launch of Spectacular Celebrations!
January 2017 marks the start of Canada’s 150-year anniversary celebrations. As the country gears up for a year-long series of spectacles and celebratory events, we invited artists and writers from across the country to reflect on, question, and engage critically with the mechanisms of spectacle and/or explore the personal and political experiences of celebrations.
Featured Visual Artists:
Susan Aaron, Farooq Ahmed, Deon Best, Michel Blondeau, David Brandy, Mike Callaghan, Wendy Carmichael Bauld, Ken Chan, Margaret Chown, Kevin Connery, Anne Crisell, Shayne Darling, Tiffany Dawe, Callum Donovan-Grujicich, Maria Drazilov, Cheryl Duggan, Jayden Duggan, Inga Gircyte, Janice Hardacre, Rukhsar Jaffer, Jennylynd James, Zoe-Theodora Kolonelos, Alan Lo, Stacey MacNevin, Vincent Mak, Susy Martins, Teresa Mellors, Maria Modopoulos, Shawn Morrel, Jordan Nahmias, George Novotny, JC Olsthoorn, Jane Orr-Novotny, Malinda Prud’homme, Aniqa Rahman, Thiviyaa Sehasothy, Wendy Sinclair, Grazyna Grace Stryjek, Jennifer Toffoli, Vickie Vainionpaa, Barb Williams
Featured Literary Artists:
Manivillie Kanagasabapathy, Hannah Nie, JC Olsthoorn, Kevin Ramroop, Wendy Sinclair, Sheila White
For gallery hours and directions, visit the Papermill Gallery website.
Join us on Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Papermill Gallery as we celebrate the 60+ artists and writers from across Canada selected for inclusion in Spectacular Celebrations, Scarborough Arts’ 31st Annual Juried Exhibition and BIG ART BOOK Issue #5. Celebrate with us through poetry readings, live music, food and refreshments, and a toast for Canada’s 150th! The 5th issue of the BIG ART BOOK will also be available for purchase during the event.
Our first SA Talks event will also be taking place at the opening reception, featuring a panel of professional curators, gallerists, and artists who will share and discuss tips and strategies on how artists can get their work noticed by curators, gallery owners, and buyers. Panelists include:
- Anahita Azrahimi (Executive Director of Toronto Outdoor Arts Exhibition)
- Carlos Delgado (Artist)
- Joshua Heuman (Curator of Education and Public Programs at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery)
RSVP to the Opening Reception + Book Launch!