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Snapd Artist Feature: Benjamin Hackman

Snapd Artist Feature: Benjamin Hackman

Benjamin Hackman is a poet, composer, and percussionist living on Toronto Island. His poetry has appeared in periodicals across the country including Canadian Literature, Carte Blanche, and The Literary Review of Canada. Creatively, what interests him most is the...

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Finding Home featured on CBC Our Toronto

Finding Home featured on CBC Our Toronto

As Canada’s 150th anniversary approaches, we reflect on how we have made this country our home. In a place with such diversity, every Canadian brings a unique perspective on what home means to them. The collaborative photography exhibition “Finding Home,” presented...

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Snapd Artist Feature: Kelly Gammie and Queenie Seguban

Snapd Artist Feature: Kelly Gammie and Queenie Seguban

School Of Groove Created by professional dancers Kelly Gammie and Queenie Seguban is School of Groove - a dance training and mentorship program dedicated to nurturing strong and confident young female dancers. School of Groove acts as a bridge – connecting dancers to...

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Snapd Artist Feature: Dana Prieto

Snapd Artist Feature: Dana Prieto

BIO I am an Argentine artist and educator based in Toronto with a BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University. My work circles around the mundane through the creation of spaces, images and actions that propose uncanny participatory experiences. I meticulously...

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Bringing Communities Together with Nowruz

Bringing Communities Together with Nowruz

Kicking off the springtime holiday season was Nowruz, the New Year celebrated in at least 19 countries and a holiday that is widely observed throughout Toronto. To celebrate, Airsa Art & Thought Association, a young North York-based arts organization, brought a...

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Snapd Artist Feature: Paola Gomez

Snapd Artist Feature: Paola Gomez

Biographical Statement: Paola Gomez is a trained human rights lawyer, community organizer, public speaker, artist facilitator, writer and dreamer. A member of PEN Canada’s Writers in Exile and an advocate, Paola is involved in causes such as ending violence against...

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Stitching Our Stories

Stitching Our Stories

Legacy Collective, a North York-based senior engagement initiative, found inspiration in Arpilleras of Chile and other Latin American textiles, and the results were extraordinary. The artwork, showcased in March at The North York Community House, told the important...

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Snapd Artist Feature: Benjamin de Graaf

Snapd Artist Feature: Benjamin de Graaf

BIOGRAPHY I have decided to create a world where everything is about music and people two things I love Benjamin de Graaf has executed over a 300+ successful events ranging from weddings, corporate leadership series, fundraisers and community events through his DJ...

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Snapd Artist Feature: Razak Pirani

Snapd Artist Feature: Razak Pirani

Biography Razak Pirani is an emerging tabla player and artist in Toronto who has studied the North Indian classical percussion instrument under master Ritesh Das for the last eight years. In 2011, Razak joined the Toronto Tabla Ensemble as an apprentice and over the...

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Snapd Artist Feature: Sean Cisterna

Snapd Artist Feature: Sean Cisterna

BIO Sean Cisterna is a feature film and television director. He directed and produced the 2011 road trip comedy Moon Point, which played the international festival circuit to great success, winning several awards. In 2013, the Hot Docs International Documentary...

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This Spot is Hot: Downsview Library Photo Project

This Spot is Hot: Downsview Library Photo Project

Last Month, North York Arts and Snapd North York continued with our community Snapd photo project initiative with youth from Downsview Library! As part of Cultural Hot Spot North York, youth learned the basics of photography in a one day workshop facilitated by...

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North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

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Meet Melissa

Melissa joined North York Arts in 2014 and has 15 years working in various roles throughout the public sector. She  holds a BA (hons) in Theatre Studies from York University and a Community Arts Practice Certificate from York University. She also holds a post-degree diploma in Arts Management from Western University.

What does art mean to you?

Exploring our shared humanity 

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