New work from Mexico: Alec Dempster and Teresa Irene Barrera

“Luminosa Música”
Teresa Irene will be showing recent painting inspired by the diversity of traditional mexican music. She is sought after in Mexico by a wide range of musicians from different regions to create posters, album covers, animation and set design. Recently, she was commissioned by Guillermo Velázquez to create art for the annual Festival de Huapango Arribeño.

Alec’s recent series of prints is the fruit of a collaboration with Colombian musician Alejo Garcia. Each of the prints is a reflection on one of Alejo’s compositions from the upcoming album “Americanotl”. Varied themes include migration, Latin American history, relationships and mythology. In November he will join Alejo in Medellín, Colombia for the launch of “Americanotl”. Other work created since moving from Toronto to Mexico City in December 2016 will also be on display.

We hope to see you at Artscape Young Place on Friday, Septermber 8.
Time: 10am to 10pm
7pm – Artist Talk
Location: Room 107

Artscape Extravaganza in Support of Artscape


Party in the halls with no detention! Get ready for the fourth annual back-to-school creative blowout to benefit Artscape, October 20, 6 – 10 pm.

Co-chairs Helen Burstyn and Sonja Smits invite you to join them and 400 fellow “students” at Artscape Extravaganza. Guests will embark on a back-to-school adventure featuring classes led by professional artists. You’ll find glee club, art history, phys ed, theatre and much more.  Get ready to flex your creative muscles and party in the halls.

Proceeds raised will leverage art, culture and creativity to catalyze positive change through Artscape’s creative placemaking projects, programs and services, which benefit the lives of artists and the vibrancy of our communities and make our city a better place to live, work, play and invest.

We’ve pulled out all the stops to offer a unique immersive experience that showcases Artscape’s energy and creativity. No need to pack a lunch, as we’ve planned a unique feast that includes hors d’oeuvres, gourmet food stations, an open bar and signature cocktails.

Visit our website for more information and to purchase tickets.