Akin Dupont ceramicists Karolina-Anna Hanja, Laura DeGroot, Loren Kaplan, and Bettina Rouble (Awesome Fortress Goods) invite you to their studio sale this Saturday May 4th from 11am-5pm. Don't miss this chance to pick up some handmade ceramic art and objects by these talented artists!
Join the dynamic team at the Gardiner Museum, one of the world’s great specialty museums. Please note that only candidates who qualify will be contacted.
Community Arts Space Events Coordinator
The Community Arts Space Projects Coordinator reports to the Programs Manager, and is a member of the Education & Programs and Curatorial Department team. This position is responsible for supporting the planning, organization, management and delivery of the Community Arts Space 2019 Exhibition Hall Projects. They will work in co-operation with artists, community collaborators and stakeholders in accordance with Community Arts Space programming needs at the Gardiner but also neighbourhood hubs which include The 519, Akin, and Art Starts.
Community Arts Space Projects Coordinator
The Community Arts Space Events Coordinator reports to the Programs Manager, and is a member of the Education & Programs and Curatorial Department team. This position is responsible for supporting the planning, organization, management and delivery of the Community Arts Space 2019 public programming events. They will work in co-operation with artists, community collaborators and stakeholders in accordance with Community Arts Space programming needs at the Gardiner but also neighbourhood hubs which include The 519, Akin, and Art Starts.
Deadline to apply is May 3rd, 2019.
The Gardiner Museum engages audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes, while stewarding a significant permanent collection. The Gardiner interprets historical ceramics to emphasize their relevance today, and champions emerging and established Canadian artists and their role in the broader world. The Museum innovates through clay education, as it brings together the experience of making with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics.
Life Drawing, uninstructed life drawing workshops with AGA Arts in collaboration with East End Arts, continue into the spring and summer of 2019! Longtime drawers and first-time drawers are all invited to come hang out and draw in a beautiful and inspiring space. Classes are drop-in (no registration is required), and tap payment is available, so you can pay via debit or credit. Discounts available for students!
Cost: $15/session, with basic materials available for purchase on site
Date: April 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16, July 7 & 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 3:00pm, doors open at 11:30am
Location: East End Arts, St. Matthew's Clubhouse - 450 Broadview Ave
Kids ages 7 to 12 are invited to join Project Kids & Cameras at East End Arts for an After school Photo Club Program! Once a week for five weeks, join us at St. Matthew's Clubhouse for this photo-activity packed program! We'll go on a photo scavenger hunt, find faces in places, make photo action flip books, create friendship triptychs, learn about composition, vantage points, elements of design, scale and perspective, and so much more! Digital cameras and portable printers provided for use during the program.
Cost: $155, register online
Date: Thursdays from April 25 to May 23, 2019
Time: 3:45 - 5:15pm
Location: East End Arts, St. Matthew's Clubhouse - 450 Broadview Ave
Project Kids & Cameras is a social enterprise empowering kids ages 5-13 to explore their voice and the world around them through photography, literacy, visual thinking skills, and social action.
Artist Tour | Wednesday April 17, 2019 @ 6:30 PM | AGYU
Join us at Toronto’s Igloolik outpost (aka AGYU) for a rare opportunity to hear Arnait discuss the development of their practice over three decades and the importance of women making art in the north. Members of Arnait will share their work in English and Inuktitut with translation. Coincides with our opening reception.
Igalaaq (Seeing Through) | April 17 and May 4, 2019 | AGYU
Step into the portal! Igalaaq promotes new configurations of Inuit/non-Inuit relations through video chat technology. On April 17 at 7:30 pm we open the portal between North and South for a conversation between installation artist, curator, writer, and educator Bonnie Devine(Serpent River First Nation, Anishinaabe/Ojibwa) and Arnait members Susan Avingaq, Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Ivalu, and Uyarak (Lucy Tulugarjuk).
On May 4 from 10 am to noon we host a special three-way transcontinental portal between Igloolik, AGYU, and Venice, where Isuma, the celebrated film collective from the North, is representing the Canadian Pavilion at the Biennale. This conversation is hosted by artist, educator, curator, and Vtape co-founder Lisa Steele, in conversation with Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Ivalu, and Uyarak (Lucy Tulugarjuk). Keep an eye on our website and socials for the time when the portal will open!
Public Talk | Thursday April 18, 2019 @ 12 pm | The Commons, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440
Members of Arnait from three generations—Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Susan Avingaq, and Uyarak (Lucy Tulugarjuk)—dialogue about their collective filmmaking practice with writer and curator Candice Hopkins (Carcross/Tagish First Nation). This talk will be in English and Inuktitut with translation. Presented in partnership with Images Festival.
Contemporary Art Bus Tour | Sunday May 26, 2019, 12 – 5 pm
The bus departs from OCADU (100 McCaul Street) at noon and travels to AGYU for a Curator’s Tour of Arnait Ikajurtigiit at 1 pm and continues with stops at the Doris McCarthy Gallery and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery where other CONTACT exhibitions are on view. To reserve a seat, please email Alissa Firth-Eagland, firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-presented with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Student Tour Series | Wednesday May 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm | AGYU
As Indigenous communities come to adopt new digital technologies in the North, what are the potential effects on Indigenous sovereignty of exploring their identities online? Join PhD candidate in Communication Studies at York University Ali Hirji for a tour of Arnait’s exhibition. Ali discusses the artists’ broad creative practice through his experience and research in artificial intelligence, broadband, cyber security, and Indigenous populations in remote communities like those in Nunavut. Courtesy of York U’s Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage.
Seneca's Illustration diploma is excited to present its 15th Graduate Exhibition from a program that produces a diverse array of talented artists in both digital and traditional mediums. These skills, combined with the entrepreneurial business knowledge produce individuals ready to work in many different specialties including comics, indie arts, children’s books, concept art, spot and packaging illustration. Aboveground Art Supplies is again sponsoring the exhibit with Best in Show award and the Japanese Paper Place is sponsoring with the Japanese Paper Place Traditional Media Award. Both awards will be selected at the reception.
Artscape Youngplace is fully accessible by Ontario standards, with a wheelchair ramp at the 180 Shaw Street doors, an elevator servicing every floor and a fully accessible washroom on every level. The nearby 63 Ossington bus on the TTC is wheelchair accessible. (http://artscapeyoungplace.ca/about-us/accessibility/)
The Illustration Diploma offered within the School of Creative Arts and Animation at Seneca College is a two year diploma that combines traditional illustrative media, digital media and business skills. It educates the independent artist to succeed in the rapidly changing world of professional illustration. In addition to building on visual art skills such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital media, students also register their own small business. With website, accounting, marketing and revenue generating skills in the curriculum, students will succeed as entrepreneurial artists. Graduates go on to work in children's and comic book illustration, spot and advertising illustration and concept art for TV, film and game animation.
Develop a fundamental understanding of fabric dyeing and painting.
Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education offers hands-on courses in Costume Specialties that give creative artists from any field – including theatre, fashion, textile, and visual arts – an opportunity to explore and develop creative practice in a studio setting.
COSTUME PAINTING AND DYEING COURSE: STARTS APRIL 29
This spring, we are offering Costume Painting and Dyeing (course enrolment page: CDTH 460). In this introductory dyeing and fabric painting course, students will experiment with a multitude of techniques and explore historical and theatrical applications. Topics may include resist dyeing techniques, silk screening, stamping, stenciling, silk painting, marbling, and costume breakdown. Classes begin with a short lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on exercises.
Your Instructor: Alex Gilbert
Learn directly from Alex Gilbert, who has worked at Ryerson University as the Head of Wardrobe since 2003. In addition to working at Ryerson School of Performance, she has worked in various capacities within wardrobe departments across Ontario and the city of Toronto, including Tarragon Theatre, The Company Theatre, Factory Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre Company, and the Blyth Festival. Alongside her supervisory work at Ryerson, Alex also teaches and advises the students in the Theatre and Fashion programs. She has a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from York University. Her thesis, To Dye For: From Seed to Storage, researched the transition from natural to synthetic dyes in late nineteenth- century Ontario. Alex is also the winner of the 2004 Pauline McGibbon Award for Production Craftsperson.
Scheduling: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., April 29–May 22, 2019
Duration: 19.5 hours
This course can be taken as a standalone course or as part of The Chang School’s Course Series in Costume Specialties. There are no prerequisites and courses can be taken in any order. No previous experience is required for any of the courses. These courses are suitable for people interested in pursuing theatrical training part-time, costume and cosplay artists wishing to expand their skill set, and artisans wishing to gain alternative techniques and knowledge to incorporate into their own practice.
Who is this for?
OCAD University’s Summer Workshop is a week-long studio experience dedicated to emerging artists and designers ages 15 to 19 who are considering a post-secondary education in a creative industry or field.
What to expect:
For each day, you will be in a different workshop that is tailored to help you expand both your skill and knowledge on contemporary art and design practice by taking a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach to the studio experience.
2D Design Principals: Text and image for graphic designers
Colour Theory for painters and illustrators
3D Object Design for industrial designers and sculptors
How to Write an Artist Statement workshop
Visiting Artist Series: Tips on how to develop a professional art or design practice
Guided tour at OCAD U’s Onsite gallery: User experience and data visualization art for the aspiring programmer
The Art Gallery of York University’s (AGYU) spring 2019 exhibition includes film, objects, and photography made over three decades by internationally celebrated Arnait Video Productions, the dynamic collective of Inuit and non-Inuit women artists from the North who put Inuit innovation and tradition first. Arnait Video Productions (Igloolik, NU/Montreal, PQ) gives voice to several generations of Inuit who articulate the challenges and opportunities that arise when living and working between Inuit and non-Inuit world views. Arnait Video Productions was founded in 1991 by Atuat Akkitirq, Susan Avingaq, Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Ivalu, and Carol Kunnuk. Uyarak (Lucy Tulugarjuk) is the newest member of the team.
Arnait Ikajurtigiit is curated by AGYU’s Interim Assistant Director/Curator Alissa Firth-Eagland and is a Primary Exhibition of Toronto’s Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, presented in conjunction with the 2019 Images Festival Off-Screen program. Arnait Video Productions is distributed in Canada and internationally by Vtape.
Tarpaulin - Greg McCarthy
Exhibition Reception: April 20th, 1-5pm, artist talk at 3pm
Exhibition Dates: March 30- April 28, 2019
Location: Patel Projects 184 Munro St back entrance
Patel Projects is open for receptions and by appointment only, please contact email@example.com to schedule a viewing.
About the Work:
Tarpaulin uses the physical similarities between the material of tarpaulin and a painting, as a way of critiquing the role of landscape painting in Canadian art. The work uses the commonplace object of a camouflage piece of tarp, with its woven structure and abstracted depiction of nature, and insists on its value as being similar to that of a landscape painting by a member of The Group of 7. Throughout the exhibition the sculptures and collages involved will change and evolve, exploring different facets of the project. Although the works are never fully resolved, this unrest illustrates how our changing approaches to creating depictions of the Canadian landscape and proposes a reassessment of our visual vocabulary when moving forward.
About the Artist:
Born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Greg McCarthy is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. His work often deals with the ethics of archiving and the role of photography in forming a visual narrative for history. McCarthy received a BFA from OCAD University and is a founding member of OKAY Collective an art collective based in Toronto, focused on publishing and promoting the works of emerging artists.
His works have been featured in Magenta Magazine, Art With Heart, Edition Toronto and have been collected by various private collections and The Library of The National Gallery of Canada.
About the Gallery:
Patel Projects is a project space and incubator that presents accessible, cutting-edge work by emerging artists and curators. The alternative arts space provides a platform for experimental practices, innovative exhibition formats and new experiences of art. With an emphasis on artistic integrity and ethical practice, Patel Projects also works on public art, programming, licensing, publishing, sponsorship, activations, and more.
Ryerson New Media students META 2019!
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11th 6 - 9 pm Opening remarks take place at 6:15pm
Exhibition Hours: Friday, April 12th - Sunday April 14th: 2pm - 8pm
Location: Black Cat Showroom 1785 St Clair Ave W, Toronto
META is an annual exhibition that showcases artwork by students of Ryerson's New Media program. The event celebrates creative innovation by providing a platform for displaying work created at the intersection of art and technology. META includes installation art, interactive storytelling, augmented reality, video art, interactive sound projects, performance, and games. The exhibition takes place at an off-campus gallery and invites friends, family, colleagues, as well as institutional and industry professionals, to experience the work of next-generation new media makers.
About the Gallery:
Black Cat Showroom is the second iteration of Black Cat Artspace, the contemporary art gallery in Roncesvalles Village.Taking over one part of a former Chevrolet Oldsmobile dealership, gallery owner Andrew Williamson (who clearly has a penchant for transforming old spaces) has once again turned a run-down room into a place for art.
Pancakes and Booze Toronto April 12
Event Date: April 12
Location: Revival 8pm- 2am
Aaron Lozynsky is an Akin Lansdowne member and is the Canadain coordinator of Pancakes and Booze Toronto. Pancakes and Booze is an LA based event originated in 2009 and has since popped up more than 500 times in 35+ cities around Europe & North America.
Batter sizzles, beer foams, and canvas lines the walls from ceiling to floor as hundreds, sometimes thousands, of revelers indulge in endless pancakes.
This is no stuffy wine-and-cheese, pretentious, someone-gag-me art event. It’s an innovative reimagining of the art show concept. A welcoming vibe for up-and-coming artists to sell and strut their stuff in a free verse, anything goes environment.
Pancakes and Booze travels the world transforming some of the best music venues and event halls into exhibitions of art, photography, jewelry, & music. Pancakes and Booze focuses on keeping the work on display local and original in an effort to help living artists of all types sell their work. Each show features up to 150 local artisans, a unique lineup of live musicians and/or DJs, live painting, and body painting along with many other forms of entertainment.As well as free PANCAKES all night! Pancakes and Booze aim is to bring the art community and those outside the artist community together by creating an upbeat and unique event. They work to make each event a judgement-free environment in which artists, potential buyers, and pancake fanatics alike can make connections with a diverse community that they may not have an opportunity to engage otherwise.
About the Artist:
Akin Lansdowne member Aaron Lozynsky is a Toronto based Canadian visual artist. Exploring the human figure and the soul. Conveying the energy and vitality of my subjects with expressive colour and vibrant brushwork. Acrylic works on panel board that illuminate their surroundings.
Make Your Own Zine w/ Althea Balmes
An assuring zine making workshop for IBPOC. This workshop will be facilitated by Akin King member Althea Balmes. This workshop is open to Indigenous, Black and People of Colour interested in creating or collaborating on pocket zines. Its small size makes it a useful tool for organizing, mobilizing or declaring your love for someone! In this workshop we’ll create pocket zines that focus on self-healing, affirmations and words of wisdom, perfect for times when you feel like your world is out of control. Just take this zine out and remember, you have a loving community who supports you.
Connect, share resources and start creating a self-affirmation pocket guide to feeling okay!
Date: Thursday April 11, 2019 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Tea Base (Basement of Chinatown Centre) 222 Spadina Ave, Unit C-15
To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PWYC (no one turned away at the door for lack of funds): WAYF is currently fundraising for future programming and would love it if folks can help us out with some donations.
Snacks and tokens provided. Please let WAYF know ahead of time of your accessibility and dietary needs. WAYF are asking folks to register so that we know how much food to prepare for.
About Althea Balmes:
At the core of her practice is the embodiment of anti-oppressive framework, process of decolonization and community building. In creating visual narratives, she explores themes and stories of migration, labour and personhood. Her work expands on the decolonial aesthetics of the Filipinx diasporic experience.
Her films have been shown at Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, Kaohsiung International Film Festival, Scarborough Arts Bridging Festival. Her illustrations and comics have been published in Briarpatch Magazine, Rice Paper Magazine, Our Times Magazine, Carte Blanche, Looseleaf Magazine and by Between the Lines Press. As part of Kwentong Bayan Collective, she creates work with and about the love and struggle of Filipinx (live-in) migrant care workers. The Collective have exhibited works in Centre d’art la Ferme du Buisson, Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, A-Space Gallery, Blackwood Gallery, Mayworks Festival among others.
Althea facilitates workshops on visual storytelling and comics working with newcomers, youth, 2SLGBTQI+, racialized groups and under-served communities. She started the Comic- Making Workshop + Residency Program (Cup Doodle Project) in 2016 to nurture and provide a creative space for Asian youth interested in telling their stories through comics.
As a UX researcher she helps designers and developers create consensual, accessible and ethical digital experiences.
She received her B.A in Anthropology and International Development Studies at York University and her Master of Information in University of Toronto in User Experience Design.
About WAYF Collective:
The Where Are You From? Collective (WAYF Collective) is an art-based and activism program for Asian-identified people (that includes but is not limited to Southeast Asian, South Asian, East Asians, Asian-Pacific Islander).
WAYF’s work seeks to address issues of agency that Asians living on Turtle Island experience in defining our identities, visibility, and representation by offering workshops for youth, running Arts events, and creating an online platform for self-representation.
WAYF work from an intersectional, anti-oppression framework to empower Asians to develop critical art practices and build activist spaces that challenge dominant culture after decades of collective silence. WAYF’s mission is to celebrate Asian identities and achievements, build capacity for Asian-identified youth, and connect diasporic Asian communities so that we can create intentional dialogue that disrupts status quo.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) invites you to showcase and sell your handmade products in its Honest Shop!
Accepting Items: April 4th to May 8th, 2019.
Weekly Drop Off Times: Thursdays 3-5pm, Friday 4-6pm at the Welcome Desk.
The Honest Shop will be open to the public beginning on May 10th, 2019 and run through July.
What is the Honest Shop
Honest Shop is a space that sells goods by makers in the local community. There is no selection process for what can be sold - provided the goods are handmade.
Honest Shop aims to offer a space for cultural practices that could be considered useful, to showcase amateur crafts, making and skills, while also presenting a way for hidden talent to be exposed and supported.
The shop runs on a self-serve basis, relying on the honesty of customers. 80% will go to the maker and 20% will go back to the maintenance of the Shop and MOCA's Art in Use program
For more information contact email@example.com
The MOEG invites you to join us for the opening of ‘Through Rose’, a solo exhibition of Akin King member Curtia Wright. ‘Through Rose’ is a series of works discussing the complex skin of Black femininity through Wright’s own relationship to femininity as a Black womxn. Directly referencing the phrase "through rose coloured glasses", ‘Through Rose’ suggests that our concept of Black women’s everyday reality is stilted by a blissful ignorance. Delving into the psychological ramifications of having to navigate spaces that dissect you – examining our perception of Black femininity and the often one-dimensional the gaze that dehumanizes Black women’s bodies.
Opening Reception: April 18th, 2018 from 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: April 19th – May 4th
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday from 12-7pm, Saturdays from 12-5pm
Entry to the exhibition will be PWYC, will all entry proceeds donated to Black Women in Motion.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Curtia Wright is a multidisciplinary artist and muralist based in Toronto, Ontario. She’s interested in the way society’s perceptions of bodies—specifically Black bodies—have the ability to shape their narratives without consent. Her current works delve into the spiritual and mental wellness of African peoples, links to mythology, and disseminating what 'fantasy' is and who it belongs to. Her work questions our indoctrinated beliefs of what femininity and Blackness are, the perseverance of the black body, and issues surrounding mental illness in the Afro-Caribbean community.
CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to providing funding and support for new-generation artists who live and work on the margins in Toronto. Since 2008, the initiative has provided almost $300,000 in high-access grants to support the creation of more than 290 art projects.
The MOEG is a project of CUE: a multidisciplinary arts space dedicated to showcasing the work of new generation artists aged 15-29 who live and work on the margins. Some of the most important artwork is being created by artists who experience social, cultural, and economic marginalization, and systemic barriers can preclude many relevant artists from contributing to our cultural narrative. The MOEG is a space to engage with these artists and their work--an environment where communities that have been excluded within the arts can be recognized and represented.
Exhibition: Friday, April 5-Thursday, April 11, 2019
Ticketed Reception: Thursday, April 11, 7:00-10:00pm
Online Auction Ends Thursday, April 11, 2019
The Textile Museum of Canada is partnering with Project Sunshine Canada for a new fundraising initiative in support of family-oriented programs at both organizations. Professional artists, designers, and celebrities are creating one-of-a-kind, collectable Surgi Dolls, to be auctioned online and displayed at the Museum from April 5-11. Surgi Dolls represent an intersection of healing and creativity through textiles: Project Sunshine gives children blank dolls of diverse skin tones to make their own, to travel with them through their medical journey and provide a sense of comfort and control. By participating in the auction, you could take home your very own collectible Surgi Doll - these art objects are not for hospital use. The auction will culminate in a ticketed event at the Museum on April 11, 7-10 pm, with special guest Sally Siren.
Akin King member Rakefet Arieli, Akin alumni Emily Norry and many other talented artists were invited to decorate a Surgi Doll for The Doll Project: #SewMuchHeart. The Textile Museum of Canada has partnered with Project Sunshine Canada for a new fundraising initiative in support of family-oriented programs at both organizations. Get a chance to see the dolls in person at the Textile Museum until April 11th. Or bid on them online here.
Akin Lansdowne alum Whippersnapper Gallery is recruiting new Directors for its Board to help lead the gallery into the future. The Directors will support Whippersnapper continue to be a leader in the visual arts through the presentation of emerging artists, the provision of professional development and creation of public programming that starts conversations. We are recruiting individuals who support the mission and vision of the organization and can share 5-8 hours of their time monthly.
We are seeking members from our community that come with diverse perspectives, expertise, and experience in the arts sector. We have highlighted the following expertise as assets to the board:
• Human Resources
• Sponsorship and Fundraising
• Previous Board experience
*individuals with these skill sets are of particular need for the board in the coming term
While we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only selected individuals will be contacted for an interview. Candidates will have an opportunity to learn more about the organization and meet current Board members on April 17.
If interested please submit your resume and a brief letter of intent to: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 10, 2019.
Introducing our April 2019 artist, Sara Pearson. Sara is an Akin Dupont member and her multi medium installation, Wayfinder is on exhibition in the Akin Vitrine Galleries for the months of April and May.
Using material as a narrative tool, Wayfinder is a layered installation of collage imagery. Shimmering mineral watercolour on terraskin paper (made from stone) the overscaled landscape references a desired destination: as we travel through life and forge our path, we set goals, build foundations and envision our future. The floor of the gallery is covered with handmade unfired clay pebbles- impermanent objects that suggest that sometimes/many times the ground shifts, falls away, and we must again find our footing and start in a new direction. Standing on this landslide is a Wayfinder, a sculptural form of ceramic and aluminum mirror, a navigational tool used as a beacon or a landmark to guide us along our new path.
Sara Pearson is a Toronto based artist whose work has centered on the merging of science (geological and gemmological) and a self-reflexive fine arts practice choosing materials and references that relate as elemental to the earth. Through abstracted painting of gemstone refraction and land formation, and sculptural methods of bronze casting, ceramics and assemblage, she has explored concepts such as human value systems, the sublime quality of nature and the journey of transformation. Sara holds a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions with Patel Gallery, and has shown work in Ontario and British Columbia.
Mineral watercolour on terraskin paper, ceramic, aluminum, and unfired clay.
To contact the artist:
Akin Collective + Akin Projects are excited to present our 2019 programming in two Vitrine Galleries located at Akin Dupont and Akin St. Clair. These miniature galleries feature the diverse talents of our members with travelling installations rotating each month. Each artist will be featured for the first month at Dupont and second month at St. Clair. For more information about our artists and our programming, join us on Instagram @akinvitrine.
‘Wayfinder’ will be on view for the month of April in our Dupont Akin Vitrine Gallery, located in the Clock Factory Building at 1485 Dupont Street (entrance on Campbell Avenue). Find Akin Studio 215 on the second floor and follow the sign into the hallway around the corner. The building is open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
The exhibition will then travel to the Akin St. Clair Vitrine Gallery and be on view for the month of May at 1747 St. Clair Avenue West. Gallery is street level and can be viewed at any time.
For more information about Sara and her work, follow our Instagram account @akinvitrine
**Sneak peek images of the work located in the event posts!
Join DesignTO and MUKË Objects for the May edition of Designer Drinks, taking place on May 7, 2019 from 6 PM – 9 PM at Shamone.
Designer Drinks is an informal networking event taking place every first Tuesday of the month. Come have a drink and get to know the team behind MUKË, Michael Vickers and Michael Dellios, along with other members of Toronto’s art and design community.
MUKË (pronounced muck-ee) is a collaboration between Akin Co-director Michael Vickers and Akin co-founder Michael Dellios grounded in shared aesthetic sensibilities, form-forward creation and an exploration of materials and creative modes of production. Pressing the limits and potentials of marble, glass and a variety of metals, the pair create collections of contemporary design objects that are both sculptural and functional, but prioritize form and shape over use.
Dellios and Vickers share a combined vision of nearly two decades of experience looking at objects, shaping them and presenting them locally and internationally.
Copyright and contractual terminology that appears in licensing contracts will be defined and explained in contextual examples. Two sample contracts will also be shown to demonstrate how to use the terminology to parse contracts given to visual artists by clients and agents/reps.
This information is catered to visual artists, most specifically illustrators, photographers, designers and those who are in the business of licensing their intellectual property. Even if participants need to consult with I.P. lawyers in future, participants would understand the legal advice they are receiving.
Where: Good Gorilla - Creative Coworking Space, LL01, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto.
When: April 25th, 6:30-9:00pm
About the instructor
Kathryn Adams is an award-winning illustrator who began her freelance career in 1987. She has been teaching Business Practices for Illustrators at Sheridan College since 2001, OCADU since 2005 and U of T (medical illustration) since 2015. She also teaches Guerrilla Entrepreneurship at OCADU. In addition, Kathryn maintains her freelance illustration business working for a wide variety of international clients, as well as her private practice doing business consulting for artists.
Renowned American artist Carrie Mae Weems will headline the 23rd edition of the citywide event spanning the month of May. As Weems’ first solo presentation in Canada, her exhibition in five parts will include an array of pivotal, celebrated works, some in unique new iterations. Her work will be shown at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, at CONTACT Gallery, and at three outdoor sites in Toronto’s Entertainment District, including the exterior of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Weems will also give a public lecture discussing her practice.
Festival Launch Party
Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould St
Wednesday May 1, 7-11pm
Free and open to the public
Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey
Meryl McMaster, As Immense as the Sky
Adrian Raymer, Rejects
Maximum Exposure 24
Throughout Toronto every May, CONTACT presents lens-based works by acclaimed and emerging artists, documentary photographers, and photojournalists from Canada and around the world. The core programming of Primary Exhibitions (co-presentations with major museums, galleries, and artist-run centres), and Public Installations (site-specific public art projects), are a central focus of the Festival. These are cultivated through partnerships, commissions and new discoveries, framing the cultural, social, and political events of our times. The Featured and Open Exhibitions present a range of works by local and international artists at leading galleries and alternative spaces across the city. The Festival also includes a wide range of Events including the CONTACT Photobook Fair, a symposium, lectures, talks, panels, and workshops.