Join us this March for YEARBOOK!
Scarborough Arts excavates fifty years of Scarborough’s history this March with YEARBOOK. Combining photography, videos, writings, design, and archival materials, YEARBOOK is a participatory art exhibition that recounts the popular history of Scarborough as seen through diverse intergenerational perspectives of past and present Scarborough residents.
The exhibition runs from March 10 to 31, 2016 at the Bluffs Gallery on 1859 Kingston Road. Find more information about directions and Gallery hours here.
Join us for the following ancillary events happening throughout March at the Bluffs Gallery:
YEARBOOK OPENING RECEPTION
March 10, 2016, 6 PM – 8 PM
Be the first to view the YEARBOOK exhibition at the opening reception on Thursday, March 10 at the Bluffs Gallery. Join us for an evening of art, music, caricature and photo booths, and refreshments. Bring your senior high school yearbook to add your history to our exhibition! Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.
PANEL DISCUSSION WITH RICHARD SCHOFIELD
March 12, 2016, 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Richard Schofield is an educator, historian, author, archivist and founder of the Scarborough Archives. He was raised in Wexford and his life’s work has been the preservation of Scarborough’s heritage. Richard will lead a discussion on Scarborough’s history, the work of the Scarborough Archives, and the significance of the Archives’ yearbook collection. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.
A free Myseum shuttle bus departs at 12:00 PM from downtown Toronto on 55 Bremner Boulevard to the Bluffs Gallery. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit: http://intersections-scarborough.eventbrite.ca.
COLLAGE WORKSHOP WITH CATHERINE RAINE
March 19, 2016, 1 PM – 3 PM
$5 fee for non-Scarborough Arts members / FREE for Scarborough Arts members
Learn about the various techniques and strategies of collage-making while exploring themes of history, memory, loss, and past and present selves. The workshop will be facilitated by Catherine Raine — visual and literary artist and blogger with a diverse portfolio of collage, mixed-media, encaustic, textile, and photographic work.
All materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring old photographs, old letters, report cards, and other ephemera that relate to your personal high school experience. This workshop is open to participants over 13 years of age of all skill levels. There is a $5 fee for non-Scarborough Arts members, and is free for Scarborough Arts members.
Share the YEARBOOK Facebook event page, and use the hashtag #MyseumIntersections on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to take part in the conversation!
YEARBOOK is curated by the Scarborough Arts staff with the creative leadership of Reese de Guzman. It is presented in collaboration with Myseum of Toronto and Scarborough Archives as part of Myseum of Toronto’s Myseum Intersections, a collaborative festival that illuminates the stories of Toronto’s past, present and future and invites communities to co-create pop-up exhibitions and events that represent their experiences of the city.
About Reese de Guzman
Reese de Guzman is a photo-based artist, often creating art using found objects to explore personal, social and cultural issues. She received a BFA from OCAD University with a focus in photography, and is currently studying Culture and Heritage Site Management at Centennial College. Raised and living in Scarborough, she comes to Scarborough Arts all smiles and determined to support the creative fervor of her neighbours.
About Myseum of Toronto
The Myseum of Toronto is a celebration of the evolution of our communities, cultures, and urban and natural spaces. It connects our recollections of the past with our visions of the future through the ideas, art and artifacts we share. Through the Myseum, we aim to bring about a deeper, more personal understanding and appreciation of all that is Toronto.
About Scarborough Archives
Scarborough Archives is operated by the Scarborough Historical Society — an organization that promotes, preserves and stimulates an interest in the history of Scarborough, Ontario. The Archive collects and shares the history of Scarborough from its earliest development to the experiences of its newest residents.