You’re Invited to the Opening Reception and Book Launch of Spectacular Celebrations!

Posted on January 10th, by scararts in Recent News. 4 comments

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:

  1. Anahita Azrahimi (Executive Director of Toronto Outdoor Arts Exhibition)
  2. Carlos Delgado (Artist)
  3. Joshua Heuman (Curator of Education and Public Programs at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

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4 responses to “You’re Invited to the Opening Reception and Book Launch of Spectacular Celebrations!”

  1. […] is on view at the Papermill Gallery from January 26 to February 5, 2017. More information here. —– Cover Image: Malinda Prudhomme,  Cheeky Beauties — Silly […]

  2. […] pleased to announce that Scarborough Arts chose two of my photos to be part of its annual Big Art Book. The launch of the book coincided with a juried exhibition showcasing much of the art that is in […]

  3. […] Arts chose two of my photos to be part of its annual Big Art Book. The launch of the book coincided with a juried exhibition at Todmorden Mills, […]

  4. Adelle Leiblein says:

    I am interested in purchasing art by one of your featured visual artists, Callum Donovan-Grujicich. Is he represented in a commercial gallery or could you facilitate communication/purchase. I am aware Callum is a young boy, so I wish to be sensitive to that fact, respectful of his age, parents, and talent. Thank you. FYI — I became aware of Callum’s art from a posting on Facebook.

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