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Community Day at the (mus)interpreted Exhibit

Join us for an art-filled day, meet new individuals, and take home a piece of art made by you!

You will:
* experience the visual art through an exhibit tour
* engage in a facilitated discussion and Q&A period
* create your own piece in a session led by visual artist Iman Bhatti
* enjoy a light meal and snacks with old and new friends

To sign-up please email us by October 26th at noon (please share any allergies or accessibility requirements in the email).

This event is FREE and is open to ALL Community Members | Spaces are limited | TTC tokens will be provided upon request

The 5th Annual (mus)interpreted exhibit

The 5th annual (mus)interpreted exhibit showcases the work of 19 Muslim women who live and practice in the Greater Toronto Area. Through a variety of mediums and approaches to the visual arts, these artists explore personal and political narratives, document and reflect on their lived experiences, and navigate the notions and spaces in which Muslim women are defined and redefined. This exhibition provides alternative perspectives into the diverse realities of Muslim women. It is a testament to past struggles, a celebration of resilience, and a collective envisioning of a self-determined inclusive future.

MYTORONTO Photography Exhibit

MYTORONTO is a photography contest and calendar project for individuals with lived experience of poverty and homelessness. The initiative is inspired by MyLondon, which was started by a UK-based social enterprise called Café Art, and then expanded to various cities around the world. This is the second year of the MYTORONTO Program presented by Ve’ahavta, a Jewish humanitarian agency serving marginalized individuals, in partnership with various community organizations. Funds for the program were raised by Ve’ahavta through the sponsorship of calendar pages and individual donations, as well as a crowdfunding campaign.

Creative skills workshops were facilitated for people with lived experience of poverty and homelessness at The 519 community centre. On May 10, a camera distribution day was held at The Ryerson School of Image Arts. One hundred and eleven participants were given 35mm single-use cameras, donated by Fujifilm. The participants were invited to capture what #STRENGTH meant to them in the City of Toronto and what inspired them. Ninety-three cameras were returned for processing and approximately 2,600
photographs were printed featuring shots of nature, architecture, Toronto iconography, living spaces, objects, animals, celebrations, street corners and people. The pictures illustrate the strength, beauty and joy that exist alongside the challenges associated with poverty and homelessness.

A jury of eight individuals with backgrounds in professional photography, community services, the arts, social servivces and homeless advocacy selected the 40 exhibit photos on display at Artscape Youngplace 2nd floor gallery. Thirteen of these have been chosen for the 2019 calendar and greeting cards, which will be sold on the streets and various venues by participants of the MYTORONTO Vendor Training program. Half of the vendor sales goes to the participants while the other half funds the program.

For more information visit
mytorontocalendar.com

Opening Reception: 2017 Artscape Award Recipient Katrina Jurjans

Katrina Jurjans

for a moment it all comes together (and you’re the only one)

Opening Reception: Thursday November 16, 2017 | 6-9pm 

Exhibition: November 13, 2017 – November 24, 2017

Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am-9pm

Katrina Jurjans was awarded the fourth annual Artscape Award at the 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.The award includes a residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point and exhibition at Artscape Youngplace.

Katrina’s paintings rely on the visual language of colour, pattern, layering and spatial tension to explore intimate relationships and ideas of loss, memory, love, grief, instability and transition. Formed by blurring these concepts, her work breaks free from a fixed meaning, instead becoming a layered solidification of thoughts and feelings.