The Scarborough Sign at University of Toronto Scarborough
June 18 – July 11, 2018
June 20 | 12 PM – 1 PM
University of Toronto Scarborough
Student Union Building
1265 Military Trail
Celebrate the launch of the groundbreaking Scarborough Sign! The Scarborough Sign features photographs from Adam Zivo’s #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE project. Launched in response to the 2016 Orlando Pulse shooting, #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE was created as a way to celebrate identity, foster solidarity, and inspire strength in the LGBTQ+ community in the face of adversity. Since the project’s inception, Adam Zivo has toured #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE in various Pride Festivals across the country, capturing and celebrating queer love in all its forms.
Hear photographer Adam Zivo speak about the #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE project and be the first to experience The Scarborough Sign! Plus, there will be free cupcakes!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Adam Zivo is a Toronto-based content producer, with a speciality in photography and video production. Adam’s past clients include America’s Next Top Model, Bell Media, Flixel, and Cutler and Gross. He is currently employed as the content lead for Rthm Technologies, while retaining a robust freelance career. Adam has produced content all over the globe, including New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Mumbai, and Milan. His work has previously been exhibited at the legendary Gladstone Hotel, as part of the 10×10 Project. He sits on the steering committee of OurSpace, a non-profit collective that organizes workshops and social events for young gay men in Toronto. (adamzivo.com | loveisloveislove.org)
ABOUT THE SCARBOROUGH SIGN
The Scarborough Sign is a community-developed public art initiative that showcases and brings together Scarborough’s many artistic communities through events, workshops, and a mobile art installation.
From June to October 2018, a life-sized SCARBOROUGH sign (36’ wide x 5’ tall) will travel to six different neighbourhoods across north and central Scarborough. At each location, the sign will engage local residents in multi-disciplinary arts events, accessible workshops, and site-specific art activities involving different art forms from textile arts, spoken word and poetry, calligraphy, and photography. All activities are free and open to the public.
The Scarborough Sign is produced in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspot project.