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Perform at the Open Mic Night of Bright Flight!

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16th March

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.



December Member of the Month:
Patrick Connors

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10th December

Every month, we profile a different Scarborough Arts member. If you’re a member and would like to be profiled, send an email to news AT scarborougharts DOT com for more information.

Patrick Connors’ chapbook, Scarborough Songs, was released by Lyrical Myrical Press last year. He was also recently published in Belgium, India, and Timmins. He was the literary juror of Big Art Book 2013, a digital project of Scarborough Arts. He also recently performed at the Austin International Poetry Festival, our very own Bridging Arts Festival, Blue Coffee Reading Series, and, for the third time, at The Art Bar Poetry Series.  He is a manager for the Toronto chapter of 100,000 Poets for Change.

How long have you been a member of Scarborough Arts?

I have been around Scarborough Arts and related organizations, such as Scarborough Writers Group, for about 19 years. I have had the honour and joy of performing at … Read More »



June Member of the Month: Christopher Little

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2nd June

Every month, we profile a different Scarborough Arts member. If you’re a member and would like to be profiled, send an email to news AT scarborougharts DOT com for more information.

 

Christopher Little

 

How long have you been a member of Scarborough Arts?
I’ve been a member of SA for approximately four years.

What kind of art do you practice, and how long have you been practicing it?
As a multimedia artist, my art practice is three-pronged: visual/aural/literal.

Tell us about the piece we’re featuring today.
While immersed in the wilds of Scarborough, I heard a noise, a delicate voice, I looked up and found my branched muse…

 

Where is your favourite place in Scarborough to go for inspiration?
I find all of Scarborough to be a source of great inspiration, particularly areas in which nature, and water, flow freely.

What is the best piece of artistic advice you’ve ever gotten?
The best … Read More »



May Member of the Month: William K. McConnell

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5th May

Every month, we profile a different Scarborough Arts member. If you’re a member and would like to be profiled, send an email to news AT scarborougharts.com for more information.

William K. McConnell

 

How long have you been a member of Scarborough Arts?
I think 2011, just before the Big Art Book 2012; around September.

What kind of art do you practice, and how long have you been practicing it?
I write long prose poems and lyrical prose poems; I have written two short stories, but now it’s mainly poems with poem tract; not unlike graphic comics, but without the cartoons; kind of apocryphal with strains of false memory syndrome.

Tell us about the piece we’re featuring today.
The poem down the page has a quote from milky immortality, and it shows how adventures springs immortal in youthful understanding. And the pumpkin man is just one way you … Read More »



Register Now for the EAST Spoken Word & Music Workshops

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9th April

Scarborough Arts, in collaboration with R.I.S.E. Edutainment and the Toronto Public Library, presents EAST Spoken Word & Music Workshops for youth ages 12-19.

Register now for these FREE workshops to explore your creativity and to develop your craft in spoken word, performance poetry, and music, with facilitators from R.I.S.E. Edutainment!

MALVERN workshops begin on June 21. KINGSTON-GALLOWAY/ORTON PARK workshops begin August 2. SCARBOROUGH VILLAGE workshops begin September 13. (TTC tokens and food will be provided.)

Taking the idea of “neighbourhood games” as a theme, the program is designed to promote youth creative expression, animate communities and public spaces, and inspire collaboration between young performers and their peers across the Scarborough. Participants in the program will have several opportunities to showcase their work, receive feedback, and learn about wider youth arts networks and resources.

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MEETUPS

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27th May

*Ongoing program

Scarborough Arts Meet Ups are a series of spontaneous get-togethers for artists and the community. These free evening sessions are open to residents of all ages and will support creative activity in the community, building networks and encouraging collaboration.

A further aim of the Meet Ups is to cultivate and expand the Scarborough Arts community of artists, volunteers and creative individuals. The 2012 activities will capitalize on the skills and experiences of staff members, encouraging opportunities for staff to connect with community members from all backgrounds.

*All meetups are held at Scarborough Arts (1859 Kingston Road) and are FREE! Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.

UPCOMING MEETUPS:

Creative Movement Workshop – May 31, 2012

Rainbow of Desires, Theatre Workshop – June 28, 2012

PAST MEETUPS:

2012

Sculpture-Making Workshop (Found Objects) – April 26, 2012

Photography Workshop – March 29, 2012

Musical Jam Session – February 9, 2012

Social Media Workshop … Read More »




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