Arts Etobicoke is excited to be partnering with @soundstreams to present Townhall: Indigenous Voices, a compelling musical experience that you can enjoy right from your own home! Join us virtually on Thursday, July 29 at 6:30pm for an evening of Indigenous music followed by an engaging conversation with the artists. The music is created by Métis composer Ian Cusson who has written songs both poignant and provocative. He has curated this program of contemporary Indigenous songs, performed by Métis mezzo-soprano Rebecca Cuddy.

Join us after the screening at 7:30pm for a lively discussion with Ian, Rebecca, and local Etobicoke artist Philip Cote. They will be joined by Soundstreams Founding Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney as they discuss what role the arts play in uncovering and highlighting the Indigenous experience in Canada. Register at www.soundstreams.ca

Encounters: Indigenous Voices and Town Hall: Indigenous Voices are supported by @td_canada #tdreadycommitment

📷Townhall speakers (clockwise from top left): Ian Cusson, Rebecca Cuddy, Lawrence Cherney, Philip Cote.

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Don’t miss our final Augmented Reality in the Village of Islington food tour, this Saturday. Join us on Saturday, July 24th from 12:00 - 5:00 pm, where the first 75 visitors will receive a FREE snack from @mai.bistro when they show a screenshot of themselves experiencing one of the AR activations. Enjoy your choice of Vegetarian Spring Roll, Grilled Steak, Crispy Taco, or Tres Leches Cake. Explore the Village, experience the new art and enjoy some delicious food.

This is your last chance to grab some free treats in the Village. But don’t worry, we will be back every Saturday in August with Guided Mural Tours of all the Augmented Reality murals. Visit artsetobicoke.com/events to reserve your spot!

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August 18 is #BadPoetryDay and to celebrate- we want to write you a poem!

Arts Etobicoke is running a summer fundraiser where you can help support accessible arts opportunities in your community and get a customized poem. Full disclosure: none of our staff are poets, but we will all try very hard!

Anyone who donates $20 or more between July 12 - August 18 will receive a custom poem written by an Arts Etobicoke staff member. Your donation helps Arts Etobicoke create accessible arts-based learning opportunities and high-quality arts and cultural experiences to foster a vibrant arts community in Etobicoke. Visit the link in bio to make a donation today!

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August 18 is #BadPoetryDay and to celebrate- we want to write you a poem!

Arts Etobicoke is running a summer fundraiser where you can help support accessible arts opportunities in your community and get a customized poem. Full disclosure: none of our staff are poets, but we will all try very hard!

Anyone who donates $20 or more between July 12 - August 18 will receive a custom poem written by an Arts Etobicoke staff member. Visit the link in bio to make a donation today!

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Today at 1:00 pm, join Arts Etobicoke Program and Gallery Manager Akshata Naik and Communications and Development Coordinator Ian Dodds (that’s me!) for Hit Refresh: At-home & Online Programming 2.0. In this webinar presented by @culturedays, we will be sharing strategies on adapting arts programming for online and at-home audiences.

Planning at-home and online programs and events can seem daunting when your budget is modest, your audience is remote or rural, and your technical know-how is limited. However, shifting your programming can create fresh and exciting possibilities! Akshata and Ian will provide some tips and tricks for adapting existing programs on a limited budget and developing innovative new ways to offer meaningful arts and culture experiences. To register visit the link in bio.

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Happy Friday- don't miss the final episode in our Digital #PRIDE series today at 3:00pm! You can see the amazing @myers.cass give a stellar performance! Hosted by the incredible, unstoppable, megahost @tanyaneumeyer

Cassandra Myers (they/she) is a queer, trans, crip, mad, South Asian-Italian poet, performer, educator, and social worker from Toronto, Ontario. A Masters of Social Work Candidate at York University, Cassandra is also a crisis intervention counsellor and youth worker, specializing in care for sexual violence survivors and the BIPOC LGBTQ2SIA+ community. Cassandra has performed poetry across the United States and Canada. A Pink Door Fellow, her work can be found in Overheard, The Shortline Review, UncommonYOU, and elsewhere.

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Happy Friday- don't miss our Digital #PRIDE series today at 3:00pm. You can see the incredible Jennifer Alicia (they/she) give a stellar performance! Hosted by the incredible, unstoppable, megahost @tanyaneumeyer

Jennifer Alicia is a queer, mixed Mi’kmaw/Settler (German, Irish, Scottish) multi-disciplinary artist originally from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk (Bay Of Islands, Newfoundland), now residing in Toronto. She is a two-time national poetry slam champion and member of Seeds & Stardust Poetry Collective. Jennifer Alicia's debut chapbook titled Mixed Emotions was recently released by Moon Jelly House. She is currently working on a play titled Restor(y)ing Identity.

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Happy Friday! Check out today’s episode of our new #PRIDE Digital Performance Series. Join us on Instagram Live this afternoon at 3pm for an interactive performance with @sir_cbd , hosted by @tanyaneumeyer.

Mr. Chocolate Baby Daddy is a one sugar, no cream, black drag king! This fat cocoa infant guardian has been featured in the Krafty Queers’ Drag Musical, Pride TO, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and so much more. Baby Daddy has dreams bigger than his belly and hopefully a career longer than this bio.

To view the performance, follow @artsetobicoke on Instagram and tune in today at 3:00 pm. Just find the Arts Etobicoke account (@artsetobicoke) and then click on the AE icon in the top left corner, it will have a purple/pink circle around it and the word “Live.” Enjoy!

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Online Gallery

Dana Zivkovic

Born 1985 in Zadar, Croatia, Dana Zivkovic currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She holds a Bachelor degree of Fine and Applied Arts from the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. A self-employed artist, Dana works as an art educator, curator, charity activist, looking for a new show, a gallery for exhibition. Her work explores relationship between natural heritage and the products of the modern society seen through a surreal prism. It is both formalistically representational and occasionally abstract. Recently she started developing the series which brings awareness on pollution.

Darlene Kulig

After a successful career as a graphic designer, Darlene began painting full-time ten years ago. What is especially impressive is that she has developed a unique, very personal approach that “feels” Canadian. Darlene’s award winning work has been featured in magazine and can be found in Canadian Embassy buildings, the Mayo Clinic, and art galleries across Canada and internationally. Pomegranate Communications has licensed Darlene’s work to be reproduced as contemporary Canadian content in their international product line. Most recently, she has created a line of fundraising face masks to raise money for her nephew’s memorial fund, The Craig Kulig Memorial Fund, to fund cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital. If you are interested in purchasing more products from Darlene Kulig such as calendars, puzzles, gift cards, and pillow slip covers, please contact our gallery manager akshata@artsetobicoke.com for inquiries.

David Chinyama

David Chinyama is a Toronto based multi-disciplinary visual artist whose work is inspired by color, form, movement and texture. His work is a representation of personal fascinations and experiences often shaped by his upbringing and cultural memories of different African traditions. Working in multimedia, he explores subject matters centered upon aspects of identity, socio-economic, political and religious connotations. These compositions are made out of found fabrics and recycled fibers that are cut, stitched and painted together on canvas to form varying patterns and shapes. His practice can best be described as a form of adaptation and response to influences of various cultures within different urban settings. Working in a spontaneous approach, he experiments with the use of unfamiliar materials on how they relate to each other when placed in different frames that assign to them a new function.

Jacintha Krish

As a visual artist and art instructor, Jacintha Krish’s work is primarily in mixed media as well as watercolour and ink. Constantly experimenting with pushing the boundaries of colour and form has made her the artist that she is. Jacintha’s love of teaching has broadened her horizons and helped her get to know and understand people and their different forms of artistic pleasure. Art is an interesting and fulfilling journey and she feels fortunate indeed to be able to share in the experiences of many wonderful people along the way. Jacintha’s inspiration lies in the rich biodiversity of Canada, her home. The sights and sounds of the world around her constantly challenge her to paint the ever changing mosaic that is quintessentially Canadian.

Mr. Hydde

Mr. Hydde an artist living and working in the Toronto area. He shows his work under the pseudonym Mr. Hydde. He completed his B.F.A at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, and his M.F.A. degree at Concordia University in Montreal. Mr. Hydde lived in Tokyo Japan for 2 years, where he became familiar with Japanese printmaking techniques and started to become interested in Japanese Pop and Street Culture through his artistic contacts. His artwork is represented by Coldstream Fine Arts in Toronto, by Gallerie Pink E Space in Montreal, and 3rd Ethos Gallery in Brooklyn NY. Mr. Hydde is a member of the Brooklyn NY based Bushwick Collective. He has painted murals for the Bushwick Block Party for the past 3 years. He painted in the Dec. 2018 MOS Miami as an invited painter.

Natalie Very B

Natalie Very B. is a Polish-Canadian illustrator, muralist, and educator. She is passionate about facilitating art workshops with a strong focus on the therapeutic aspect of creative expression. Her large scale murals depict modern female empowerment and can be found all across the city of Toronto. She makes art with the goal of changing preconceived notions of feminism and promoting self-love and body positivity in the world.

Philip Cote

Philip Cote, MFA of Moose Deer Point First Nation is a Young Spiritual Elder, Indigenous Artist, Activist, Educator, Historian and Ancestral Knowledge Keeper. Philip is a graduate of OCAD University’s Interdisciplinary Art Media and Design Masters program. He is engaged in creating opportunities for art-making and teaching methodologies through Indigenous symbolism, traditional ceremonies, history, oral stories, and land-based pedagogy. His art and teaching philosophy evolves from his practice of experiential learning and the transmission of Indigenous Knowledge. Philip has shared his knowledge with numerous institutions from York University, the Art Gallery of Ontario, University of Toronto, OCAD University, Peel District School Board and the TDSB. Philip is also a tour guide with “First Story” since 2005 providing an Indigenous history of Toronto covering the last 13,500 years and as far back as 130,000 years. Philip has won numerous TABIA awards for his public Street Art Murals Across the City of Toronto.

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