Akin St Clair Vitrine Gallery Exhibition: Andrew Kennedy / All August - Akin St Clair Vitrine Gallery / Free
Andrew has been an Akin Dupont member since 2016, and his piece ‘Fighting Alone’ will be on exhibit for the month of August. 'Fighting Alone' explores issues surrounding human agency, individual dignity, and political demoralization. Click here for more information.
Akin Dupont Vitrine Gallery Exhibition: Rebekah Andrade / All August - Akin Dupont Vitrine Gallery / Free
Our August/September Akin Vitrine Gallery artist is Rebekah Andrade. Rebekah is a member of our Akin King studios and her installation, 'Propositional Forms' will be on exhibit at the Akin Vitrine Gallery located at 1485 Dupont throughout August before moving to Akin St Clair. Click here for more information.
Love Languages and Prioritizing Platonic Intimacy by Akin x 187 / August 15 - 187 Augusta Ave from 6-9pm / PWYC $5-10 suggested
Exploring the importance of intimacy and support of friendship and community, artist Rebecca Zala will explore the 5 Love Languages Model of Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, and Gifts as they relate to platonic relationships through a workshop and group discussion. $5-10 suggested donation in advance at www.universe.com/lovelanguage
Desire Lines Exhibition Opening Reception / September 4 - Steamwhistle Brewery - 255 Bremner Boulevard from 7-10pm / Free
‘Desire Lines’ is an exhibition of ten contemporary artists who identify as newcomers and/or refugees to Toronto and are members of Akin Collective. Similar to the ways that multiple ambitions may shift and combine before being set in a concrete path, this collection of work expresses the unifying experiences that exist within individual paths. Featuring work by artists: Eyal Sagie Pundik, Lilly Kim, Maria Queiroga, Livia Roscioli, Jieun June Kim, Lili Vera, Maren Boedeker, Sarvenaz Rayati, David Chinyama, and Bianca Roco. Exhibition Dates: September 3-27 2018. Click here for more information or to RSVP.
Akin D.I.Y. Comics School Meeting #3 / September 5 - Akin St Clair - 1747 Saint Clair Avenue West form 7-9:30pm / Free
The Akin Collective D.I.Y. Comics School is a group that meets the first Monday of every month with the goal of working together to provide our own continuing comics education. Meetings take place in the Akin St. Clair Studio at 1747 St. Clair Avenue West. Open to everyone and anyone interested in creating comics! Our next meeting is happening on Wednesday September 5 from 7-9:30pm (we will not be meeting on the first Monday of September because it is a holiday). This is a member-led initiative that will develop and change over time with participation from everyone. Anyone interested in comic making is welcome to join for one or all of our monthly meetings. Participation is free, materials are provided. Click here for more information.
Akin Turns 10! Party and Fundraiser / September 6 - Propeller Coffee Co - 50 Wade Avenue from 7pm - late
Join us Akin celebrates it’s 10th birthday and raises necessary funds for our nonprofit’s move into the new MOCA with DJ Bear Gravy, art and drinks! All Akin artists will receive a special discount code for Pay-What-You-Can/Free tickets. Tickets will be on sale soon! Click here for more information.
Akin St Clair Mural Unveiling / September 8 - Akin St Clair - 1747 Saint Clair Ave W from 4-7pm / Free
This summer, Akin hosted a series of workshops and community open-house events at our St Clair Studios in partnership with StreetARToronto - a program of the City of Toronto, Transportation Services Division. Our aim was to have the surrounding neighbourhood involved in the creation of a community mural on the side of our artist studio. Join us on September 8 for the unveiling celebration of the finished product! Stay tuned for more information.
Akin Film Series: Inaugural Screening / September 20 - Akin King Rooftop Patio / PWYC ($10 Suggested)