Repainting Perceptions pop-up exhibit

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We are really excited to partner with North York Arts and No Strings Theatre to present a pop-up exhibition during the Walk Together Children event on Oct 14th at 3pm at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, presenting the artworks from our Repainting Perceptions workshops.

More information: http://www.northyorkarts.org/

Walk Together Children: Musicians, dancers, and other artists from Toronto’s African, Jewish and Shia Ismaili Muslim diasporas unite in a joyful sharing of their cultural traditions.

Repainting Perceptions was a photo and painting workshop where residents from the Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park communities had the space to share their stories, challenge religious and cultural stereotyping, and break through social isolation.

Funded by  Inspirit Foundation.

Our 1 Year Exhibition

Art Ignite’s summer exhibition will be showcasing works from all the programs that have happened in the past year. Join us for light snacks and drinks as we celebrate Art Ignite’s one year anniversary and the wonderful art created by the Flemingdon Park Community.

Saturday, August 25

1 to 4 pm

Flemingdon Park Library’s Auditorium (2nd floor), 29 St Dennis Drive

In partnership with Ontario Arts Council, Inspirit Foundation, North York Arts and Flemingdon Park Library

Healthy Kids Fun Fair

As part of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge- Flemingdon Health Centre and South Riverdale CHC are co-leading the 2018 Fun Fair Event in Flemingdon Park! Art Ignite artists will be there to show children how to make vegetable and fruit monsters out of modeling clay. This is a free event for all community members to attend. It includes free entertainment, music, recreational activities and healthy snacks for children.

Saturday, July 21

3:30 to 6 pm

150 Grenoble Drive (near Paradise Playground)

In partnership with Flemingdon Health Centre

Glass & Portrait Painting Program for Youth

This workshop series will begin with an introduction to portraiture and glass painting. Participants will then engage in one-on-one discussion while they photograph each other. These photographs will then be used to paint each other’s portraits on mirrors. We hope the conversations and paintings that result from this project will change the way we view our community members and break through the socially constructed biases we have about others. For a sneak peek, click here.

Register

July 11 to August 15, 2018

Every Wednesday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Exhibition Date: August 25, 1 to 4 pm

Flemingdon Park Library, 29 St Dennis Drive

Funded by Ontario Arts Council
In partnership with Toronto Public Library – Flemingdon Park Library

Bring to Light Exhibition

Throughout last fall and winter, we lead a light painting workshop for Marc Garneau students in which they designed stencils inspired by images they felt close connections to. This spring, we’re exhibiting the light paintings at MGCI’s annual student art exhibition. We hope you will join us to view and celebrate the phenomenal work created through this project!

To learn more about this project, visit Art Reach’s blog post.

May 10, 2018

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, 135 Overlea Blvd

In partnership with Art Reach, Toronto Arts Council and Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute

Repainting Perceptions (Portrait & Narrative Painting Workshops)

These workshops will provide space for Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park residents to share their stories, challenge religious and cultural stereotyping, and break through social isolation. Photography and portraiture painting will be used as a way to stimulate conversation on current issues and build bridges between various ethnocultural communities. For a behind-the-scenes peek, click here.

You can learn more at SNAPD or Inside Toronto!

Register

February 28 to April 4
OR
May 23 to June 27

Exhibition Date 1: August 25, 1 – 4 pm

Exhibition Date 2: October 14

Every Wednesday from 10:20 am to 1:20 pm

Flemingdon Park Library’s Glass Room, 29 St Dennis Drive

In partnership with Inspirit Foundation, North York Arts and Flemingdon Park Library

Metamorphic Reflections

This workshop series will begin with an introduction to portraiture and glass painting. Participants will then engage in one-on-one discussion while they photograph each other. These photographs will then be used to paint each other’s portraits on mirrors. We hope the conversations and paintings that result from this project will change the way we view our community members and break through the socially constructed biases we have about others. For a sneak peek, click here.

Register

Exhibition Date: August 25, 2018, 1 pm to 4 pm

Flemingdon Park Library, 29 St Dennis Drive

Funded by Ontario Arts Council
In partnership with Toronto Public Library – Flemingdon Park Library

 

Bring to Light 2 (Light Painting)

Bring to Light is a stencil light painting workshop for Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute students. During 12 weeks of workshops, the participants will design stencils inspired by images that they feel close cultural connections to. These stencils will be used to create light paintings in Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park. The neighbourhoods will be lit with the students’ stencils, which will integrate the concept of the students’ place in the city and in the artistic expression of the city. The project will finish with an exhibition in MGCI.

To find out more, visit Art Reach’s blog!

Register

October 17 to December 19, 2017, January 9 to February 6, 2018

Every Tuesday from 12 pm to 12:45 pm

Exhibition Date: May 10, 2018

Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, 135 Overlea Blvd

In partnership with Toronto Arts Council, ArtReach, and Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute

Narrative Painting

In this narrative painting workshop, participants will be asked to bring one object from home and tell its story visually. Participants will be guided through this process with examples and instructions.

September 20 to October 11

Every Wednesday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Exhibition Date: October 21

Flemingdon Park Library, 29 St Dennis Drive

In partnership with North York Arts and Flemingdon Park Library

Painting (Dreamscapes)

In addition to learning about colour theory (mixing, shading, lighting, etc) and surreal landscape painting, participants will be given space to paint free form and experiment with gouache and gel mediums on large scale canvases.

September 11 to November 6

Every Monday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Flemingdon Health Centre, 10 Gateway Blvd

In partnership with Flemingdon Health Centre