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Show Love (Summer Series)

Every other Friday throughout the summer join us for a fun thematic block party that includes outdoor board games, music, garage sales and arts & crafts. Always accompanied with a community BBQ and a featured DJ spinning the best summertime jams, this is a chance for people to come together and show Regent Park some love. There’s always something new so you’re not going to want to miss it! For more information, please contact Lisa Smart (lsmart@artscape.ca or 416-238-2453 x 105). DATES: Friday, June 10, 1pm to 8pm Friday, June 24, 1pm to 8pm Friday, July 8, 1pm to 8pm Friday, July 22, 1pm to 8pm Friday, August 5, Friday August 12 (New Date!) 1pm to 8pm Friday, August 19, 1pm to 8pm LOCATION: Near the Bake Oven, Regent Park (Big Park), 620 Dundas St. E. (Follow the music!) *This event is part of Daniels Spectrum Summer Series, produced by Artscape in collaboration with our 2016 program partners and is made possible thanks to the generous support of two Anonymous Donors. #SummerSeriesRP

Tell Your Story: Community Multi-Media Quilt Installation with ArtHeart Community Art Centre (Summer Series)

Come join ArtHeart Community Art Centre to celebrate the stories in Regent Park with the creation of a community quilt installation. Community members of all ages are invited to a week filled with fun and interactive visual art workshops. Through the use of arts and crafts, you can share your personal stories and wishes for the future of Regent Park. Bring your neighbours, friends and families and help create art history in Regent Park. DATES: Monday, July 4 – Friday, July 8, 1pm to 4pm (Community Quilt Workshops) Saturday, July 9, 11am to 2pm (Community Quilt Celebration & BBQ) LOCATION: Artscape Lounge Patio, Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. E) *Rainplan: Artscape Lounge, Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. E) *This event is part of Daniels Spectrum Summer Series, produced by Artscape in collaboration with our 2016 program partners and is made possible thanks to the generous support of two Anonymous Donors. #SummerSeriesRP

Turn It Out (Summer Series)

Ever wanted to learn how to work the 1’s and 2’s or improve on your two-step? Every Wednesday, drop by TURN IT OUT right before Under the Stars: Movies in the Park, and take a DJ workshop with UforChange’s very own DJ L’Oqenz or a drop-in hip-hop dance class with Stephanie Caldeira. Come for the music, stay for the party! DATES: Wednesdays: July 13, 20 and 27,  August 3, 10 and 17 5:30pm to 8:30pm LOCATION: Near the Bake Oven, Regent Park (Big Park), 620 Dundas St. E. *This event is part of Daniels Spectrum Summer Series, produced by Artscape in collaboration with our 2016 program partners and is made possible thanks to the generous support of two Anonymous Donors. #SummerSeriesRP

Sunday In The Park (Summer Series)

Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the longest running annual event in the neighbourhood! Happening in Regent Park (the Big Park), Sunday in the Park will feature an impressive line-up of local entertainers, including live bands, cultural dance and music groups. There will also be salsa, drumming and beat-boxing classes complimented with tasty food vendors, market places, prizes and a community barbeque. DATE: Sunday, July 17, 2pm to 6pm LOCATION: Regent Park (Big Park), 620 Dundas St. E. *This event is part of Daniels Spectrum Summer Series, produced by Artscape in collaboration with our 2016 program partners and is made possible thanks to the generous support of two Anonymous Donors. #SummerSeriesRP

Spectrum Collective Presents: The Summer Arts Lab At Daniels Spectrum Community Performance Potluck (Summer Series)

Come celebrate the end of summer with a free community performance by the participants of the Summer Arts Lab at Daniels Spectrum. You will witness music, dance, drama, visual art, media, and more, by a group of talented young people from the community. There will be a potluck dinner to follow. All attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to be shared. What is The Spectrum Collective? It's a FREE youth summer camp hosted by the arts organizations that call Daniels Spectrum home:
ArtHeart Collective of Black Artists (COBA) Native Earth Performing Arts (NEPA) Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) Regent Park School of Music (RPSM)
This week-long event includes hands-on arts exploration of visual art, dance, theatre, media arts and music. Youth will collaborate with professional artists from the organizations listed above and celebrate with a performance and potluck dinner at the end of the week. Spectrum Collective 2016 Summer Arts Lab Accpenting students in current Grades 6 to 8: What Art Form Speaks To You? August 22 – 26, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Participation is Free - Lunch Included Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis. Space is limited. For information on how to register,  contact Lisa Smart at Artscape. 416-238-2453 x 105 585 Dundas Street East, Suite 260 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
*This event is part of Daniels Spectrum Summer Series, produced by Artscape in collaboration with our 2016 program partners and is made possible thanks to the generous support of two Anonymous Donors. #SummerSeriesRP

Exhibition

Coming of Age - 10 Years of The Remix Project - Opening Reception

A month long art exhibit celebrating ten years of The Remix Project. A visual exploration of personal, professional and creative growth through different mediums, coming from different perspectives. Opening Reception Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 2016 6pm – 10pm With works by Remix Alumni: Lelu Angwenyi Avyion Sarina Breaux Stephanie Bellefleur (Haus of Bellefleur) Julien Bowry Pavel Ioudine Martika Jabari Setti Kidane Camille Lauren (Art Of Ciel) Janelle Lee Gerald Lising Nilly Eric Slyfield Desiree Thomas Curated by: Janelle Lee Live performances by: IKENO Vanessa Lu In partnership with: The Remix Project Artscape Steamwhistle

Florida Highwaymen Exhibition Opening Reception

For the month of February, Daniels Spectrum is celebrating Black History Month by mounting a major selection of original paintings from the historic and celebrated Florida Highwaymen. The exhibit will be supported by 26 commissioned portraits of each of the Florida Highwaymen, created by contemporary Canadian contemporary artist Peter Shmelzer. Together, their work represents the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and personal and civil resilience. An Opening Reception for the exhibition will be held at Daniels Spectrum on Thursday, February 9 from 6pm to 10pm. The exhibitions are open to the public daily (Mon–Fri 8 am – 9pm, Sat–Sun 10am – 6pm) from February 9 – March 12, 2017 in our Hallway Galleries. The exhibition brings together 30 original pieces created by the Florida Highwaymen, a group of 26 self-taught African-American landscape painters that formed during the mid-1950s in Fort Pierce, Florida. Their careers took shape during the violent social conditions of the Jim Crow South, where pursuing a career as an artist presented an alternative to working in citrus groves and labor camps. The name “highwaymen” stuck because their work was originally shunned by local galleries during segregation, forcing these entrepreneurs to sell their art from car trunks along Florida’s highways and door-to-door. To keep costs down, the artists used Upson board for their canvases, and window modlings for their frames. Between 250,000 and 400,000 of these paintings were sold, typically for no more than $35 each. The artists developed a mode of impressionism with an undeniable and necessary social consciousness. The remarkable use of colour, interpreted as a form of escapism from the racial tensions of the time, give each seemingly neutral image a spectacular, almost ethereal quality. Each work becomes an emblem of longing, looking towards nature to envision a new American life. All works in this exhibition have been generously loaned to Daniels Spectrum by Tony Hayton, an Ottawa-based Canadian art collector who was introduced to the Highwaymen in 2000.  “I call them the last great American art movement of the 20th century”, Hayton says in admiration. “I believe that people are going to look back on these artist 50 years from now and say that was a special period of time.”  Hayton and the only female Florida Highwayman, Mary Ann Caroll, will be present at the at the opening reception. From his collection of 80 original Florida Highwaymen paintings, Tony has lent individual works to a number of small shows and exhibitions, but longed for an opportunity to show to a larger group. His persistence caught the attention of Vicki Heyman, wife of current US ambassador to Canada and an enthusiastic patron of American art. The opportunity manifested itself into two widely received exhibits at the Montreal Art Centre (May 2016) and the SAW Gallery in Ottawa (February 2016). We thank Mr. Hayton for his dedication to the preservation of the legacy of the Florida Highwaymen and are honoured to have been chosen as the final Canadian stop for the exhibition. Daniels Spectrum’s Hallway Galleries aims to support and showcase underrepresented artists and artists of colour from a variety of disciplines. The exhibition intentionally coincides with Black History Month as a means to encourage cross-cultural dialogue on topics that range from black history, contemporary racial politics, and strategies for social justice in the future.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

To Regent Park, With Love

Please join Syrus Marcus Ware, the inaugural Artist In Residence for Daniels Spectrum as he toasts a year of art making and community collaboration through a celebration and community love fest with residents of Regent. Join us for a communal meal, take in the pop up performances by local residents, and experience the drawings and banners made during Syrus’s residency at Daniels Spectrum. Part performative Activist Love Letter , part formal sit down dinner- this gathering will feature performances by local artists and activists and food by the Regent Park Catering Collective, and Nish Dish. “I used to live in Regent in the late 90s, and have fallen back into this landscape in such a deep and familiar way. Buy far, what stands out for me about Regent Park is the people. I have spent the past year taking portraits of residents and activists here, translating them into giant drawn portrait celebrating their lives and their organizing. Over the past year, I have found a new home in Daniels Spectrum: a space of healing, power, support, creativity and magical transformation. When trying to imagine a closing summary that could showcase this amazing year, this amazing place, I instinctively felt that the most important thing that I could do was to share my love back to this powerful community. These people , who are gathered around this place, have made me feel whole, and I have witnessed first hand how they have shared and been with each other to ensure that everyone here makes it/survives and thrives.” - Syrus Marcus Ware Free, All Welcome! *Gluten Free, Halal and Vegetarian food option available

Performance

Regent Park Community Band Sing-A-Long (Summer Series)

Warm up your pipes and come join us for an outdoor sing-a-long featuring live music from some of Regent Park’s most talented bands. Every Monday we will have different groups rocking the house with some of your favourite hits in Upbeat Gospel, Classic Country, Soul/Funk and Classic Rock Oldies genres. If that’s not enough, there will be door prizes for attendees, snacks and much more. DATES: Monday, June 6, 5pm to 7pm Upbeat Gospel with Heather & The Holy Fire Monday, June 13, 5pm to7pm Classic Country with Lucky Mike Monday, June 20, 5pm to 7pm Soul/Funk with Snooky Tynes Soul Express Band Monday, June 27, 5pm to 7pm Classic Rock Oldies with Inspired Souls CRC House Band Monday, July 4, 5pm to 7pm Collective Songwriting with Kamilah Apong Monday, July 11, 5pm to 7pm Surprise Guest! LOCATION: Artscape Lounge Patio, Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. E) *Rainplan: Artscape Lounge, Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. E) *This event is part of Daniels Spectrum Summer Series, produced by Artscape in collaboration with our 2016 program partners and is made possible thanks to the generous support of two Anonymous Donors. #SummerSeriesRP

Turn It Out (Summer Series)

Ever wanted to learn how to work the 1’s and 2’s or improve on your two-step? Every Wednesday, drop by TURN IT OUT right before Under the Stars: Movies in the Park, and take a DJ workshop with UforChange’s very own DJ L’Oqenz or a drop-in hip-hop dance class with Stephanie Caldeira. Come for the music, stay for the party! DATES: Wednesdays: July 13, 20 and 27,  August 3, 10 and 17 5:30pm to 8:30pm LOCATION: Near the Bake Oven, Regent Park (Big Park), 620 Dundas St. E. *This event is part of Daniels Spectrum Summer Series, produced by Artscape in collaboration with our 2016 program partners and is made possible thanks to the generous support of two Anonymous Donors. #SummerSeriesRP

Sunday In The Park (Summer Series)

Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the longest running annual event in the neighbourhood! Happening in Regent Park (the Big Park), Sunday in the Park will feature an impressive line-up of local entertainers, including live bands, cultural dance and music groups. There will also be salsa, drumming and beat-boxing classes complimented with tasty food vendors, market places, prizes and a community barbeque. DATE: Sunday, July 17, 2pm to 6pm LOCATION: Regent Park (Big Park), 620 Dundas St. E. *This event is part of Daniels Spectrum Summer Series, produced by Artscape in collaboration with our 2016 program partners and is made possible thanks to the generous support of two Anonymous Donors. #SummerSeriesRP

Screening

Under The Stars: Movies in the Park (Summer Series)

Every Wednesday, join Regent Park Film Festival as they host outdoor movies in Regent Park (the Big Park). Before sundown, come out for pre-show activities such as music, recreational games, arts and craft and performances taking place between 7-8:30pm, before the movie at 9pm. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for sale. Bring a blanket and warm clothing to enjoy an evening under the stars! July screenings including the following films: Love & Basketball (July 13), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (July 20), Jab We Met (July 27), The Jungle Book (2016) (August 3), Panther Panchali (August 10), Boy (August 17), Purple Rain (August 24). visit www.regentparkfilmfestival.com for the latest details.  DATES: Wednesdays: July 13, 20 and 27, & August 3, 10, 17 and 24 9pm to 11pm LOCATION: Regent Park (Big Park), 620 Dundas St. E.*Rain plan: Artscape Lounge, Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. E.) *This event is part of Daniels Spectrum Summer Series, produced by Artscape in collaboration with our 2016 program partners and is made possible thanks to the generous support of two Anonymous Donors. #SummerSeriesRP

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