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Exhibition – 2017 Edge: Youth Art Show – Presented by Arts Etobicoke

2017 Edge: Youth Art Show – Presented by Arts Etobicoke

Wednesday March 1 – Tuesday March 7, 2017

First Floor Vitrines and Second Floor Hallway Galleries

Now in its 20th year, Edge: Youth Art Show is a free arts education and public exhibition program for youth.

Edge: Youth Art Show showcases work from secondary school students (grades 9-12) in TDSB & TCDSB schools and young people (14-18 years) from agencies across the GTA. This free 7-day exhibition is a non-juried event with over 100 youth from approximately 20 schools and agencies participating each year. All participating schools/agencies receive a scholarship to be used toward enriching their arts education departments.

It’s a great opportunity for young artists to experience exhibiting in professional art gallery, participate in a critique of their work, and connect with working artists and arts communities.

 

Opening Reception – Farihah Aliyah Shah: Billie Said “Strange Fruit”

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD U congratulates Farihah Aliyah Shah on this photography exhibition as the recipient of the 2016 Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher prize.

Using self-portraiture and simple installations, Billie Said ‘Strange Fruit’ aims to respond to the current Black Lives Matter movement and past civil rights movements advocating for justice and equality whilst commenting on the lack of representation of black bodies in the history of photography. The series reflects on the significant history of still-life photography and botanical objects and challenges the viewer to elevate fragmented or disenfranchised bodies to the same respect as the popularly photographed succulent. The series lends its name from the 1930s poem “Strange Fruit” which was popularized by Billie Holiday. The poem speaks about the common practice of lynching in the American South. Despite the literal disappearance of this act, the figurative and systemic lynching of black bodies from the contemporary socio-political discourse remains. The series is dedicated to my Uncle Bob, a civil rights activist.

Exhibition – Farihah Aliyah Shah: Billie Said “Strange Fruit”

January 26 – February 11, 2017 | Exhibition by Farihah Aliyah Shah in the Second Floor Hallway Galleries

Hours: Building Hours are everyday 8am-9pm except Statutory Holidays

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD U congratulates Farihah Aliyah Shah on this photography exhibition as the recipient of the 2016 Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher prize.

Using self-portraiture and simple installations, Billie Said ‘Strange Fruit’ aims to respond to the current Black Lives Matter movement and past civil rights movements advocating for justice and equality whilst commenting on the lack of representation of black bodies in the history of photography. The series reflects on the significant history of still-life photography and botanical objects and challenges the viewer to elevate fragmented or disenfranchised bodies to the same respect as the popularly photographed succulent. The series lends its name from the 1930s poem “Strange Fruit” which was popularized by Billie Holiday. The poem speaks about the common practice of lynching in the American South. Despite the literal disappearance of this act, the figurative and systemic lynching of black bodies from the contemporary socio-political discourse remains. The series is dedicated to my Uncle Bob, a civil rights activist.

Opening Reception – Etobicoke School of the Arts Photography: Presence

May 5th, 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates: 

May 2 – 14, 2016 | First, Second and Third Floors, Hallway Galleries

Hours: Monday to Sunday 8 AM – 9 PM, Closed Statutory Holidays

Etobicoke School of the Arts is proud to help the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival celebrate its 20th anniversary by showcasing the work of 41 talented photographers in their senior year of high school. The Exhibition will be a culmination of student exploration and research resulting in contemporary photography that will make audiences think, feel, and become present. Join us in celebrating the work of these very talented artists who have won nearly 200 unprecedented international photography awards in their senior year alone.

 

Exhibition – tdsbCREATES

tdsbCREATES

April 14 to May 1, 2016 | First, Second and Third Floors, Hallway Galleries

Open Daily 8 am – 9pm

tdsbCREATES is a system-wide celebration of dance, drama, media arts and visual arts culminating in a festival which takes place April 1 to May 1, 2016 in schools, communities, galleries, and performing arts venues around the city of Toronto.  Students, teachers, and artists will come together as a community to create, celebrate, and learn together.  The tdsbCREATES Art & Flim exhibition, featuring works from students in Grades 7-12, will take place at Artscape Youngplace from April 14 to May 1, 2016.

This year’s tdsbCREATES Arts festival is all about being Open – open to ideas, open to creativity, and open to one another.

What happens when we open our hearts and minds?
How does openness stimulate creativity?
Unlock the door, open a window- what happens?
When you close a door, does another door open?

Exhibition – Lethologica

Lethologica

April 7-9 from 12pm to 6pm and April 10 from 12pm to 4pm | First, Second and Third Floors, Hallway Galleries | Free

Closing Reception: Saturday April 9, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, refreshments and cash bar available.

Lethologica is an interdisciplinary exhibition of conceptual art, created by fourth year students, from the Studio program at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus.

What does ‘lethologica’ mean? Lethologica is an unofficial word describing the phenomenon of “losing” a word as you’re about to say it.

Artists:
Andy AQUINO, Daniel BERNAL, Pedro CHAN, Young Soo CHO, Celeste HAMILTON, Meena Harry PERSAD, Sarah LACASSE, Monika LATIF, Audrey MANUEL, Dhanisha MISTRY, Jes MULI, Chantal NABERT, Olivia WALLACE, Kristina ZAJA, Muzhen ZHANG, Yiling CHEN, Jason CHONG, Elvina CHU, Yi CHU, Emily Minjoo JUNG, Elyse LEDREN, Sharon LIN, Megan Francis MACDONALD, Ping YUAN, Peter WANG, Karen WONG, TJ Haoxuan. YANG, Alma YUAN, Mao Mao ZHAO, Runxin ZHENG, Desheng ZHONG

Opening Reception – All At Once. Artists Teddy Dinsmore, Marissa Da Silva, Sooyeong Lee, Jessica Rysyk and Laura Wood

All At Once

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 24, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Exhibition: March 22 – April 2, 2016 | Studio 109 | Open Wednesday through Saturday 12 – 5 pm

Artists: Teddy Dinsmore, Marissa Da Silva, Sooyeong Lee, Jessica Rysyk and Laura Wood

 

OCAD University’s Sculpture/Installation Program— in collaboration with Angell Gallery, Beaver Hall Gallery, Birch Contemporary, Gallery 1313, Koffler Centre of the Arts at Artscape Youngplace and Lonsdale Gallery— is pleased to announce the 2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions series titled All At Once, taking place from March 2 to April 24, 2016. This series of seventeen exhibitions will feature the multi-media artworks of 4th-year students in professional Toronto galleries. ocadu.ca/allatonce

Exhibition – All At Once. Artists Teddy Dinsmore, Marissa Da Silva, Sooyeong Lee, Jessica Rysyk and Laura Wood

All At Once

March 22 – April 2, 2016 | Studio 109

Open Wednesday through Saturday 12 – 5 pm

Artists: Teddy Dinsmore, Marissa Da Silva, Sooyeong Lee, Jessica Rysyk and Laura Wood

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 24, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

OCAD University’s Sculpture/Installation Program— in collaboration with Angell Gallery, Beaver Hall Gallery, Birch Contemporary, Gallery 1313, Koffler Centre of the Arts at Artscape Youngplace and Lonsdale Gallery— is pleased to announce the 2016 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions series titled All At Once, taking place from March 2 to April 24, 2016. This series of seventeen exhibitions will feature the multi-media artworks of 4th-year students in professional Toronto galleries. ocadu.ca/allatonce