StArt Info Session

StArt Info Session

StreetARToronto 2017 Information Session
Cost: FREE

Date: January 19, 2017
Time: 3PM – 5PM
Place: North York Arts, 5040 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Are you an artist or non-profit arts/community organization looking to learn more about opportunities with StreetARToronto (StART)? Please join us for an informative presentation and Q&A session about our exciting programs!

Please e-mail streetart@toronto.ca with any questions or accessibility requirements.

 

Kiss and Cry

Kiss and Cry

Kiss and Cry

Cost: $20

Date: Feb 4, 2017

Time: 8pm

Place: Toronto Centre for the Arts

Kiss and Cry is a romantic drama based on the story of Carley Allison, a promising 18 year old figure skater and singer who made medical history in her fight against a rare 1 in 3.5 billion type of cancer. The film stars Luke Bilyk, Chantal Kreviazuk, Naomi Sneickus and Sarah Fisher as Carley. Sarah Fisher and Carley Allison were best friends in real life. This is a Toronto premiere screening with cast, crew and special guests in attendance.

Feb 4th show at the Toronto Centre for the Arts is SOLD OUT! 

Art Starts Annual Showcase

Art Starts Annual Showcase

Cost: FREE

Date: December 7, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Place: Toronto Centre for the Arts

As artists and art educators, we seek to critique the world around us, share pieces of our culture and celebrate diversity. Through our creative works, we have the power to speak freely without fear of being stereotyped, judged, dismissed or silenced. Join us for our annual showcase as we share a night of creative expression; connecting Torontonians to a fun, interactive and engaging multi-disciplinary arts experience.

We ask. We Listen. We Create- Together

www.artstarts.net

https://www.facebook.com/events/1290749150997186/

 

My Dear Veterans

My Dear Veterans

My Dear Veterans

A photography exhibition by Ludmila Schnaider

The “My Dear Veterans” project (2014-2016) is about Canadian WWII veterans living in Toronto, many of whom are almost 100 years old. They have a history which we will never know if we do not help them share it with us.This collection of over 60 artistic portraits includes portraits of veterans and landscape photos from Auschwitz.

Lower Gallery, Toronto Centre for the Arts

5040 Yonge St.

November 11-25th, 2016

Reception November 11, 12-3pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 1-4:30pm or by appointment

Film Screening: The liberation of Auschwitz (Poland)

mydearveterans.com

Cultural Hotspot North York Closing Celebration & North York Arts 5th Anniversary Open House

Cultural Hotspot North York Closing Celebration & North York Arts 5th Anniversary Open House

Cultural Hotspot North York Closing & North York Arts 5th Anniversary Open House

Join us in celebration of art and community in North York!

FREE

With special presentations by:

Ephraim’s Place Elite Dance Squad
Art Starts The Next Up Youth Music Program
Award winning short film by Cinematoscape

Visual arts exhibitions by:

Dreamation Creative Foundations
The Israeli Artists Group Illusions & Reality

Artisan Market
Live DJ
Ticket giveaways
Tango Demos by Tango Soul
And More!

Light Refreshments Served
TTC Accessible

Time: Friday, October 28, 2016, 3-7pm
Place: Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street
Cost: FREE

Illusions & Reality – The Israeli Artists Group

Illusions & Reality – The Israeli Artists Group

Illusions & Reality – The Israeli Artists Group

The Israeli Artists Group of Toronto was established in 1992 by a small group of Israeli artists. It is comprised of visual and applied artists who work in a variety of media, such as: painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, calligraphy, photography and jewelry.

The Israeli Artists Group is a non-profit organization and all the positions are held by volunteers. Over the years, the members have developed bonds of friendship and provided each other with inspiration, mutual support, and an exchange of artistic knowledge. Some of the artists in the group are recent immigrants to Canada. Being in our group assists them to acclimatize to the competitive arts community of Toronto.

Join us for a reception on October 20th, from 7-9pm!

Arts Live at Lee Lifeson Art Park

Arts Live at Lee Lifeson Art Park

Arts Live at Lee Lifeson Art Park

On October 1st, 2016, from 1-5pm, North York Arts and Cultural Hotspot will celebrate the inaugural season of the Lee Lifeson Art Park in Willowdale. Nestled in the heart of North York (Ward 23), the park provides a beautifully landscaped green space providing full accessibility to an open air performance space, with ample room for programming of arts markets, as well as seasonal and temporary installations, with programming including festivals, bi-weekly events and workshops. Programming includes Toronto Recycling Arts Eco-Arts Exhibition, an Aztec Dance Workshop, a Youth Arts Showcase featuring Elite Dance Squad from Ephraim’s Place Community Centre, music from Arts Starts, and Spoken Word from Sociphoria with Patrick Walter.

Jesus Mora – Cosmovision Maya

Jesus Mora – Cosmovision Maya

Jesus Mora – Cosmovision Maya

This September, Jesus Mora’s exhibits Cosmovision Maya at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Presented by North York Arts, a Fellowship from The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and a grant from the Ontario Arts Council, Mora’s series of paintings explore the teaches of Mayan cosmology he has learned from Bartolo Alvarez, a K’iche’ elder of the community.

Using the ancient texts of the Pop Wuj, a series of paintings were created using Mayan iconography. Mora writes: “The subjects of my work have a life cycle of their own, within which are contained reality, fantasy, the microscopic world and the universe. This represents a constant conversation between ourselves and our surroundings not only in the material world but also in the subconscious one.” You can see paintings from Cosmovision Maya at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in the Lower Gallery from September 8th to the 28th.

A reception will be held on Mexican Independence Day, September 15th, from 5:30-7:30pm.

Learn more about Jesus Mora at: http://www.jesusmoraart.com

Tuesday Night Live

Tuesday Night Live

Every Tuesday evening between July 5 – August 23, check out this series of summer concerts featuring performances by local musicians and other programming! On July 5th, Join us in opening the summer season with food and entertainment 5:00-6:45 p.m.

My Art, My New Land

My Art, My New Land

My Art, My New Land

Cost: Free
When:  Wednesdays from August 3 – 24, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 1:30 pm
Where: North York Arts, 5040 Yonge St (Toronto Centre for the Arts)

This free improv workshop series has been created to help newcomer artists face and overcome challenges in a new culture by providing an opportunity to develop communication skills in authentic and dynamic situations.

My Art, My New Land is a spark project for this year’s Cultural Hotspot in partnership with Airsa Art and Thought Association, City of Toronto, Neighbourhood Arts Network and North York Arts.