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Through Generations Opening Reception

Come help us celebrate the opening of Through Generations, a multi-artist show produced for Black History Month by Interim Curator Ashley McKenzie-Barnes. Through Generations features works by Ato Seitu, Ella Cooper, Georgia Fullerton, Komi Olaf, and Mark “Kurupt” Stoddart as well as a collaborative display by the ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery and Zimbuktu Sculptures – Public Art Consultants. Also Introducing... A Jean-Michel Basquiat interactive installation, brought to you by the Art Gallery of Ontario and Daniels Spectrum.  One of the most acclaimed artists of our time, Basquiat was born in Brooklyn New York in 1960 to a Haitian father and mother of Puerto Rican descent. Explore his art.  Create your own Basquiat inspired art card and become part of a city-wide art project - Now’s the Time for Basquiat.

The Journey: Special FREE Community Presentation!

As Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood undergoes the most ambitious urban transformation in North America, art will dramatically imitate life on The Journey stage. Using a powerful combination of words, music and dance, The Journey documents Regent Park’s nearly 70-year history through the eyes of local residents. Not only is the show inspired by the real-life stories of Regent Park residents, it is being performed by artists and young people from the local community. The Journey is written by Mitchell Cohen, President of The Daniels Corporation, in collaboration with members of the Regent Park community, with adaptation by Creative Director Anne-Marie Woods and musical direction by Henry Heillig. The Journey will tug at your heartstrings and leave you wanting more. FREE Tickets FREE tickets for the performance on Friday, June 19th are available for people who live and/or work in Regent Park. The free tickets are available for pick-up at these ticket centres while quantities last.  * Tickets are only available in advance from these ticket centres. Tickets will not be available at the door. The Journey is suitable for ages 13 and up.
  • CSI Regent Park: 585 Dundas St. East, 3rd floor
    • Open Monday to Friday (10 AM to 4 PM)
  • TD Centre for Learning: 540 Dundas St. East
    • Open Monday to Friday (10 AM to 4 PM)
  • CRC at 40 Oaks: 40 Oak Street
    • Open Monday to Friday (10 AM to 4 PM)
  • Dixon Hall: 58 Sumach Street
    • Open Monday to Friday (10 AM to 4 PM)
  • Daniels Presentation Centre: 500 Dundas St. East
    • Open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (12 PM to 6 PM)
    • Open Wednesdays (12 PM to 8 PM)
    • Open weekends & holidays (12 PM to 5 PM)
Meet the Stars The Journey showcases award-winning Regent Park spoken word artists Trevlyn Kay (5 Fingers 1 Fist) and Britta B (2013 Toronto International Poetry Slam Champion); R&B singer-songwriter Steve Harmony; emerging stars Itzel Julieta Velázquez Martínez, Simba Wetu, and Limees Riezig; Regent Park School of Music graduates Charlotte Siegel and Stacy Darko and acclaimed pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo. Joining these local talents on stage is the electrifying, award-winning, world-class performer Jackie Richardson (‘The Nina Project’, ‘Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God’), the amazing vocalist, actor and musician Jeremiah Sparks (Mufasa in ‘The Lion King’, and star of the world-renowned show ‘Drum’), and iconic songstress and stage performer Alana Bridgewater (Killer Queen in ‘We Will Rock You', and Motormouth in ‘Hairspray’). Prizes When you attend The Journey performance, you’ll be automatically entered to win prizes including:
  • Four tickets to see the Toronto Blue Jays this summer
  • Tickets to Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games events
  • Electronics inclluding a 32” flat-screen TV, Android tablets, Beats by Dr. Dre™ headphones and more!
  • Gift certificates for Paintbox Bistro in Regent Park
More There’s more to our special community presentation than just the show! Come to Daniels Spectrum early for a pre-show reception with snacks, refreshments and live music, and stay after the show for a FREE BUFFET for ticket holders provided by the Regent Park Catering Collective. Plus — there is FREE CHILDCARE available from 6 PM to 10 PM. Observing Ramadan? The show will end in time for the Maghrib Prayer and Iftar Feast with prayer room available. journeygraphic webiste

Doors Open: Daniels Spectrum!

Daniels Spectrum is participating in Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf.

Visitor Experience:

Discover this award-winning building’s tenant organizations, exhibition spaces and event venues, all of which are rooted in Regent Park’s rich cultural diversity and ongoing revitalization. Guided and self-guided tours, as well as special programming – a recycled art market, community performances and arts demonstrations – will be offered throughout the weekend.

The Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program Presents: Unified

The Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program is holding its 4th annual collaborative showcase entitled Unified at Daniels Spectrum on Wednesday, June 29th at 7pm. This event will exhibit original spoken word and music from a lineup of young, emerging artists from Regent Park and the surrounding area. The entire community is invited to this free event. Come celebrate the talent in Regent Park and the achievements of our participants: Alma Ahmed, Dino Ramsumair, Nastaxo Abdi, Natnale Midhanie, Natnale Mulugeta, Sara Abdalla, Sofia Vasquez, Tajah Rose-Wilson, and Tresvonne Rose-Wilson. In the last five months, these young creatives worked with some of the best artists in the city including Bryan Brock, d’bi.young anitafrika, Charles Officer, Dwayne Sybbliss, Kamilah Apong, Mahlikah Awe:ri, as well as talented mentors from their chosen artistic fields, and now they are presenting their work and artistic growth to the world. Keeping with tradition, the showcase will be held in Ada Slaight Hall at Daniels Spectrum and hosted by the wonderful Kamilah Apong. We promise you an evening amazing artistic talent and community. Refreshments will be provided!

Exhibition

Through Generations: Black History Month Exhibition

You are invited to experience Black History Month at Daniels Spectrum with a group art exhibition that explores past, present and future narratives of black consciousness in the African Diaspora through painting, photography, graphic arts, sculptures, audio and video works in the Hallway Galleries produced for Black History Month by Interim Curator Ashley McKenzie-Barnes. We’re excited to present the show Through Generations for the month of February, featuring five local contemporary artists: Ato Seitu, Ella Cooper, Georgia Fullerton, Komi Olaf, and Mark “Kurupt” Stoddart. It also includes a collaborative display by the ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery and Zimbuktu Sculptures – Public Art Consultants and a special installation brought to you by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Introducing…

A Jean-Michel Basquiat interactive installation, brought to you by the Art Gallery of Ontario and Daniels Spectrum.  One of the most acclaimed artists of our time, Basquiat was born in Brooklyn New York in 1960 to a Haitian father and mother of Puerto Rican descent. Explore his art.  Create your own Basquiat inspired art card and become part of a city-wide art project – Now’s the Time for Basquiat.

Through Generations Opening Reception

Come help us celebrate the opening of Through Generations, a multi-artist show produced for Black History Month by Interim Curator Ashley McKenzie-Barnes. Through Generations features works by Ato Seitu, Ella Cooper, Georgia Fullerton, Komi Olaf, and Mark “Kurupt” Stoddart as well as a collaborative display by the ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery and Zimbuktu Sculptures – Public Art Consultants. Also Introducing... A Jean-Michel Basquiat interactive installation, brought to you by the Art Gallery of Ontario and Daniels Spectrum.  One of the most acclaimed artists of our time, Basquiat was born in Brooklyn New York in 1960 to a Haitian father and mother of Puerto Rican descent. Explore his art.  Create your own Basquiat inspired art card and become part of a city-wide art project - Now’s the Time for Basquiat.

You’re Not Here Opening Reception

Come help us celebrate the opening of You're Not Here, an exciting new exhibition celebrating feminist art in honor of International Women’s Day. Through their works, participating artists capture their own struggle to find a home in new contexts. They strive to ignite the memory of missing, murdered, and neglected women, including trans women, transfeminine person, and gender nonconforming individuals. In doing so, the artists construct their own narratives and identities, reinserting women’s stories back into art history and contemporary consciousness. Over twenty-five local artists will present a range of media, including painting, photography, video and performance.You’re Not Here runs from March 3rd to March 31st , kicking off with a launch party on Tuesday, March 3rd from 7 pm to 10 pm.. The launch is Pay What You Can with all proceeds going to support the FAC 2015 conference and exhibition to be held at OCADU September 24th to 27th.

Contact 2015 at Daniels Spectrum - Opening Reception

Daniels Spectrum will celebrate the annual Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival with an opening reception for two exhibitions: Cosmopolis Toronto by award-winning documentary photographer Colin Boyd Shafer and Faces of Regent Park by Toronto based public artist Dan Bergeron. The free opening reception for the duo exhibitions will be held at Daniels Spectrum this Friday, May 15 from 6pm – 10pm. The exhibitions are open to the public daily (Mon–Fri 8 am – 9pm, Sat–Sun 10am – 6pm) until June 26 in our Hallway Galleries. Colin Boyd Shafer: Cosmopolis Toronto Cosmopolis Toronto is a documentary photography project that captures and celebrates cultural diversity by featuring the portraits of people from all over the world who now call Toronto home. Each participant is photographed at a location within the GTA where they feel ‘at home’ - a second portrait features them holding an object that connects them to their past. The exhibition provides a platform from which to tell compelling stories, and bring people together from various communities and socio-cultural backgrounds. Curated by Vanessa Tamburro www.cosmopolistoronto.com | @CosmopolisTO | #sacredpast Dan Bergeron: Faces of Regent Park Faces of Regent Park is a series of twelve photo-based, mixed-media portraits of residents from the newly revitalized neighbourhood. These studio works on birch convey the emotion, personality and humanity of the subjects in more intimate detail through the textures of their distressed surfaces. They form the basis for a permanent public art installation of the same images in the entry plaza to Regent Park on the North side of Dundas Street. www.fauxreel.ca | @fauxreel | #FacesofRegentPark The CONTACT 2015 exhibition at Daniels Spectrum is curated by elle alconcel.  

Performance

The Journey: Special FREE Community Presentation!

As Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood undergoes the most ambitious urban transformation in North America, art will dramatically imitate life on The Journey stage. Using a powerful combination of words, music and dance, The Journey documents Regent Park’s nearly 70-year history through the eyes of local residents. Not only is the show inspired by the real-life stories of Regent Park residents, it is being performed by artists and young people from the local community. The Journey is written by Mitchell Cohen, President of The Daniels Corporation, in collaboration with members of the Regent Park community, with adaptation by Creative Director Anne-Marie Woods and musical direction by Henry Heillig. The Journey will tug at your heartstrings and leave you wanting more. FREE Tickets FREE tickets for the performance on Friday, June 19th are available for people who live and/or work in Regent Park. The free tickets are available for pick-up at these ticket centres while quantities last.  * Tickets are only available in advance from these ticket centres. Tickets will not be available at the door. The Journey is suitable for ages 13 and up.
  • CSI Regent Park: 585 Dundas St. East, 3rd floor
    • Open Monday to Friday (10 AM to 4 PM)
  • TD Centre for Learning: 540 Dundas St. East
    • Open Monday to Friday (10 AM to 4 PM)
  • CRC at 40 Oaks: 40 Oak Street
    • Open Monday to Friday (10 AM to 4 PM)
  • Dixon Hall: 58 Sumach Street
    • Open Monday to Friday (10 AM to 4 PM)
  • Daniels Presentation Centre: 500 Dundas St. East
    • Open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (12 PM to 6 PM)
    • Open Wednesdays (12 PM to 8 PM)
    • Open weekends & holidays (12 PM to 5 PM)
Meet the Stars The Journey showcases award-winning Regent Park spoken word artists Trevlyn Kay (5 Fingers 1 Fist) and Britta B (2013 Toronto International Poetry Slam Champion); R&B singer-songwriter Steve Harmony; emerging stars Itzel Julieta Velázquez Martínez, Simba Wetu, and Limees Riezig; Regent Park School of Music graduates Charlotte Siegel and Stacy Darko and acclaimed pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo. Joining these local talents on stage is the electrifying, award-winning, world-class performer Jackie Richardson (‘The Nina Project’, ‘Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God’), the amazing vocalist, actor and musician Jeremiah Sparks (Mufasa in ‘The Lion King’, and star of the world-renowned show ‘Drum’), and iconic songstress and stage performer Alana Bridgewater (Killer Queen in ‘We Will Rock You', and Motormouth in ‘Hairspray’). Prizes When you attend The Journey performance, you’ll be automatically entered to win prizes including:
  • Four tickets to see the Toronto Blue Jays this summer
  • Tickets to Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games events
  • Electronics inclluding a 32” flat-screen TV, Android tablets, Beats by Dr. Dre™ headphones and more!
  • Gift certificates for Paintbox Bistro in Regent Park
More There’s more to our special community presentation than just the show! Come to Daniels Spectrum early for a pre-show reception with snacks, refreshments and live music, and stay after the show for a FREE BUFFET for ticket holders provided by the Regent Park Catering Collective. Plus — there is FREE CHILDCARE available from 6 PM to 10 PM. Observing Ramadan? The show will end in time for the Maghrib Prayer and Iftar Feast with prayer room available. journeygraphic webiste

Visual Art

You’re Not Here : An Exhbition Celebrating Feminist Art in Honor of International Women’s Day

For the month of March, Daniels Spectrum partners with the Feminist Art Conference (FAC) to present You’re Not Here, a celebration of feminist art in honor of International Women’s Day. Through their works, participating artists capture their own struggle to find a home in new contexts. They strive to ignite the memory of missing, murdered, and neglected women, including trans women, transfeminine person, and gender nonconforming individuals. In doing so, the artists construct their own narratives and identities, reinserting women’s stories back into art history and contemporary consciousness. Over twenty-five local artists will present a range of media, including painting, photography, video and performance.You’re Not Here runs from March 3rd to March 31st , kicking off with a launch party on Tuesday, March 3rd from 7 pm to 10 pm. The launch is Pay What You Can with all proceeds going to support the FAC 2015 conference and exhibition to be held at OCADU September 24th to 27th.

You’re Not Here Opening Reception

Come help us celebrate the opening of You're Not Here, an exciting new exhibition celebrating feminist art in honor of International Women’s Day. Through their works, participating artists capture their own struggle to find a home in new contexts. They strive to ignite the memory of missing, murdered, and neglected women, including trans women, transfeminine person, and gender nonconforming individuals. In doing so, the artists construct their own narratives and identities, reinserting women’s stories back into art history and contemporary consciousness. Over twenty-five local artists will present a range of media, including painting, photography, video and performance.You’re Not Here runs from March 3rd to March 31st , kicking off with a launch party on Tuesday, March 3rd from 7 pm to 10 pm.. The launch is Pay What You Can with all proceeds going to support the FAC 2015 conference and exhibition to be held at OCADU September 24th to 27th.

Where Are You Really From: Opening Reception

  “Uniq” By Cait Stevens. Dual Screen Print on Cotton, 2013 Runs from March 10, 2016 to April 16, 2016 in the Hallway Galleries Opening Reception: March 11, 6:30pm to 10:30pm A juried exhibition featuring multi-media artworks by local emerging artists that discuss the theme of cultural identity. It is an exhibition that aims to celebrate Toronto’s diverse community while raising questions about individual identity. This exhibition also sheds light on lived experiences relating to culture, immigration, integration, stereotypes, representation and language-related issues. Artists:
  • Alondra Ruiz-Hernandez
  • Caitlyn Stevens
  • Elizabeth Chan
  • Jana Ghalayini
  • Janine Wheeler
  • Jay Ginsherman
  • Judy Duggan-McCormack
  • Katty Wu
  • Mariya Haponenko
  • Nathalie Moreno Garcia
  • Nyle Migizi Johnston
  • Oreka James
  • Phuong Nguyen
  • Sabid Ali
  • Sharene Shafie
  • Tanushree Pande
  • Tasneem Dairywala
Curated By: Jenny Chen

Workshop

Artscape Launchpad's Creative Business Design Workshop

A one-day instructor-led workshop to help start or grow your creative business

  • Have an idea for a business fuelled by your creativity?
  • Want to generate some income from a creative project?
  • Need to grow an existing creative business or organization?
The Creative Business Design Workshop will give you a quick yet comprehensive understanding of how to turn your creative ideas into a business worth building. Using the one page Creative Business Model Canvas—a lean and flexible business modeling tool created specifically for creative start-ups—you’ll learn the core concepts of sound business design. Who is this workshop for? As always, Artscape Launchpad programs are specifically tailored for professionals who drive the creative and cultural sectors.This includes artists, writers, filmmakers, designers, musicians, craftspeople and peformers of all kinds. This workshop will benefit any creative professional seeking to learn the fundamentals of business design, test a new business idea, or expand an existing business. You’ll walk away knowing how to:
  • Design a business supported by loyal and enthusiastic customers;
  • Validate your idea before spending time, money and energy developing something that may not generate revenue;
  • Identify and prioritize income-generating actions and goals;
  • Connect with other creative entrepreneurs to build a supportive community that takes your goals seriously.

Dates & Locations:

Saturday, March 18, 2017: This session will be held at the Centre for Social Innovation--Regent Park, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E, Toronto Earlybird rate: $59 +HST (Book by February 19) Regular rate: $99 +HST Light refreshments will be provided.

BONUS:

Participants of this workshop who wish to pursue their business ideas further, will be eligible to receive 20% off their registration for Artscape Launchpad's more comprehensive Creative Entrepreneurship Program.

Facilitator:

Steven Karpenko is an educator, coach, and advisor to businesses of all sizes in the areas of management performance and leadership. Steven was a Coach and business mentor for six years at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), working with hundreds of companies across Canada. In his ten years as a Senior Instructor at Bishop’s University, Steven was a national award-winning lecturer in entrepreneurship and management. He is the author of the eBook, “From Gloom to Zoom, Regaining Control of Your Business and Building a Winning Life.” (published 2015). Steven's latest business venture is Athlete Next, a life coaching program to support elite athletes and performers in transition. He is also Founder of My Road Workout, providing health and nutrition advice to people with busy lifestyles.

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