Calling all musicians, poets, playwrights, and storytellers of all ages and stages!
Come and participate at our Open Mic Night and help us celebrate the warmth and vibrancy of a new season and the Opening Reception of our new Spring Members’ Exhibition, Bright Flight: An Exploration of Spring and Colour in front of a live audience! Register for a spot today! Email exhibit [at] scarborougharts [dot] com with your name, title, and length of your piece by Thursday, April 2 at 5 PM. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
How long have you been a member of Scarborough Arts?
I have been a member of Scarborough Arts for 12 years.
What kind of art do you practice, and how long have you been practicing it?
I have been painting since 2001. I find it very exciting to take a blank canvas and create something unique from an infinite source of subject matter. However, I do love to experiment with a variety of media: pastel, oil, acrylic, coloured pencil, and mixed media (collages) – basically everything except watercolour. Depending on my mood, each medium becomes my favourite!
Tell us about the pieces we are featuring today.
I did this piece recently as a result of a class with Gary Smith, a great artist and teacher. My style tends to be somewhere between realism and abstraction. I like to mix representational elements with less defined ones. … Read More »
Who are our members? What are their stories?
Enjoy our intimate video profiles of select SA artist members.
As a celebration of diversity during Asian Heritage Month 2012, we produced three spectacular, intimate video profiles of selected Scarborough Arts Members. We’re celebrating our members while reaching out to new audiences, SA members and potential SA supporters. This is an ongoing initiative.
Scarborough Arts acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council Arts Investment Fund for this initiative.
SA Behind the Scenes:
In-Development: Scarborough Arts Podcast
We have the capacity, we have the creativity, and we have the technology. In our position as the well established Local Arts Service Organization (what is a LASO?) we have the connections to reach out to a diverse, engaged cultural network.
Stay tuned in the late summer/early fall for the first Scarborough Arts Podcast; celebrating creativity and exploring the cultural fabric of Scarborough. This will be an ongoing experiment, where we can all flex our muscles as cultural leaders and artistic stewards of the East.
Please let us know if you’re interested in contributing.
Seeking Tech Guru: We’re currently looking for a tech guru who can help us capture the recordings and then edit together the first podcast. We’ve got some sweet USB microphones: 2x Snowball Mics from Blue Microphones, in order to capture clean, crisp recordings, but we … Read More »
SA Behind the Scenes.
Ben here (SA Program Director), with the first ever post of what I’d like to call “SA Behind the Scenes”. There is always so much happening in-house that doesn’t necessarily make it out into the public eye.
Throughout May, it’s been like a bee-hive here! Amongst many other things, we’ve been working on a three-pronged celebration of diversity, during Asian Heritage Month. 1) We’ve produced three spectacular, intimate video profiles of select SA artist members. 2) We’ve worked on the translation and integration of useful Scarborough Arts info in 5 new languages, which we’ve incorporated onto our website. Check out the orange characters in the top right area of your screen. 3) We’re launching a print media ad campaign in four local ethnic media publications. We want to raise awareness of the work that we do, and also give people … Read More »