The Scarborough Sign Project at Burrows Hall
August 27 – September 28
August 27 | 6 – 8:30 PM
Burrows Hall Community Centre
1081 Progress Avenue
RISE Edutainment hosts a two-hour live spoken word performance featuring Scarborough’s most promising emerging poets and performers. Words extracted from local poets’ pieces will be translated in different languages and inscribed onto the SCARBOROUGH sign, making it an integral part of the installation.
The community is invited to activate the SCARBOROUGH sign by writing their Scarborough memories in chalk in their native tongue on the sign.
About the Artist
Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (RISE) is a community led by youth, comprised of artists, activists, free-thinkers and revolutionaries. Together, they help to create a safe and welcoming platform for self-expression and healing through the performance arts. Located primarily on the east-side of Scarborough, RISE is able to reach out, and draw youth from all corners of the GTA and beyond. (riseedutainment.com)
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.
Get your selfie sticks out! Travel with the SCARBOROUGH sign this summer and experience all that the Scarborough arts scene has to offer!