Tag: Visual Arts


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 »



BIG ART BOOK 2014

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26th May

The BIG ART BOOK is:

A fresh assortment of creativity; an invitation to make new connections; an opportunity to embrace new media and build upon traditional forms of artistic expression in Scarborough.

This year’s third book was inspired by the theme BACK TO BASICS. What inspired you to become an artist? What is at the foundation of your practice? What got (or gets) you started? Artists and writers were invited to interpret these questions in any way they liked.

 

2014 Jurors:

VISUAL ART: Erin Peck is Exhibitions & Outreach Coordinator at the Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough. In this role, she facilitates contemporary art exhibitions and publications; works alongside local, national and international artists and curators; and develops arts education programs for a diverse slate of audiences. She previously held positions at the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and Gallery TPW.

LITERARY: David Bester is … Read More »



April Member of the Month: Lori Kallay

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8th April

Welcome to Member of the Month, a new feature on the Scarborough Arts website! Every month, we’ll be profiling 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.

Lori Kallay

 

How long have you been a member of Scarborough Arts?

I have been a member for over four years.

What kind of art do you practice, and how long have you been practicing it? 

I am a realist landscape artist, working mainly in acrylic and watercolour. I have been creating art since I was a child, but ventured into the professional world in 2005.

Tell us about the piece we’re featuring today.

This painting [Sunrise Bonding] has special meaning to me. It was inspired by a photo my daughter took on a beautiful, early, and cold autumn morning on the lake at our cottage. My … Read More »



March Member of the Month: Emilia Jajus

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12th March

Welcome to Member of the Month, a new feature on the Scarborough Arts website! Every month, we’ll be profiling 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.

Emilia Jajus

 

How long have you been a member of Scarborough Arts?

I became a member of Scarborough Arts about a year ago when I was painting a big mural at the Danforth and Warden underpass. The mural (designed by De Anne Lamirande) depicts a history of Scarborough. As a resident of Etobicoke, I had not been very familiar with a history of this part of Toronto. The mural helped me to do research to learn about the Bluffs, Elizabeth Simcoe, Bell Estate, and other important elements. Working almost every day for four months and interacting with local people helped me to appreciate … Read More »



February Member of the Month: Gwen Hayes

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12th February

Welcome to Member of the Month, a new feature on the Scarborough Arts website! Every month, we’ll be profiling 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.

Gwen Hayes

 

How long have you been a member of Scarborough Arts?

I’ve been a member of Scarborough Arts for several years, but I can’t remember how long! I joined when I felt I could spend more time focusing on my art and because I wanted to meet people across a broad spectrum of the arts, and to give back to the creative community.

What kind of art do you practice, and how long have you been practicing it?

I am a visual artist; a painter. My primary media are watercolour and acrylics. I’ve also worked in oils, pen and ink, and enjoy … Read More »



KALEIDOSCOPE

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27th May

About Kaleidoscope 
Kaleidoscope is an inter-cultural five-year program providing arts education to under-served school communities across Scarborough. The program was initiated and developed by Scarborough Arts after a year-long needs and capacity-building study which found that, despite the fact that Scarborough contains some of the most diverse neighbourhoods and schools in Canada, arts and cultural programs are limited particularly for newcomers, youth, and culturally-diverse communities. In response, Kaleidoscope integrates arts disciplines, including performing arts, digital arts, and traditional and contemporary cultural arts, to expose children to different ways of life and creative expression.

Kaleidoscope works in five Scarborough schools, namely: Warden Avenue Public School, Silver Springs Public School, Military Trail Public School, St. Boniface Catholic School, and St. Dunstan Catholic School. Sessions are led by professional artists including Juno-nominated Canadian actor and playwright Marvin Ismael, dancer and choreographer Jason Yorke-Best, Canadian Spoken Word Champion … Read More »



Bluffs Gallery Art Exhibition

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6th June

SA Behind the Scenes:

The Bluffs Gallery is alive!

Rob Snikkar has just left, after installing some interesting things.

He has made my brain hurt (in a good way) with his new mobiles and music paintings.

Drop by 1859 Kingston Road to check it out. Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.

Learn more about Rob here: www.snikkar.com

/Ben



May = Asian Heritage Month

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31st May

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 »



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 »



ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION

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27th May

About the Annual Juried Exhibition
Every year, Scarborough Arts produces its Annual Juried Exhibition, an showcase of art created and curated in response to a themed call. We leave the interpretation of the theme up to the artists. Pieces, which can be in any medium, are selected for exhibition based upon a combination of artistic quality, technical execution, conceptual strength, originality, and impact.

The jury, made up of gallery and community arts professionals, changes each year.

 

EN ROUTE (2015)

En Route is an exploration of being in transition, in flux, in-between, and being on the move.

2015 BIG ART BOOK

Juror: Andy Fabo, Visual Artist / Arts Educator / Curator / Art Critic
Exhibition Dates: January 14 to 24, 2016
Location: Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills

Facebook Photos: Opening Reception

RED HOT (2014)

Artists were asked to show their interpretations of Red Hot.

Juror: Karen Harkins, Education Officer of School & Family Programs, Art Gallery of Ontario
Exhibition Dates: … Read More »




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