The Community Arts Guild makes art of all sorts with people in East Scarborough: connecting people separated from each other because of distance, language, income, age, culture or ability; inviting everyone, including those who may not normally have the opportunity to participate; celebrating and discovering the traditions we all bring along; and building community through our art-making.
Photos above by K. Fleitas and N. Armoogum
Next week at Community Arts Guild!
Interlacing: Weaving Stories of East Scarborough
Interlacing is the Community Arts Guild’s annual evolving gallery show, where we invite visitors and participants to join us in co-creating an exhibition, drawing on the themes and art-forms currently inspiring our work.
Interlacing is part of our early investigations into the official and unofficial histories, personal and collective memories, and changing identities of East Scarborough. It explores how the threads of our lives and stories are interwoven with the fabric of where we live and come from. Where do these strands form a tight weave? Where do the threads get lost? Where do they unravel?
Come help us spin our tales!
May 24 – June 2, 2016
Opening Reception: May 24, 6-8pm
Closing Celebration: June 2, 6-8pm
Daily drop-in activities
Including weaving, fabric arts, writing, and more!
Tuesdays 10am – 8pm
Wednesdays – Sundays 10am-4pm
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 10-8pm
Thursday – Sunday 10-4pm
Free! Everyone is welcome!
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
225 Confederation Drive, Scarborough
Click here for venue information include directions, transit, and parking: goo.gl/6zbDCL
If you need transportation, contact us:
email@example.com / 416 556 8247
We hope to see you there!
From October to December 2015, students from two of our local schools along with seniors from the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities’ Tamil Seniors’ Health and Wellness program and Momiji Seniors’ Centre took part in a multi arts project with us. Together we created textile art, masks, dance, puppetry and theatre inspired by stories from countries on the Silk Road. In December the students and seniors came together to share their work.
Contributing Artists: Arber Makri (mask and puppet design) Beth Helmers (director) Cathy Nosaty (music) Jackie Omstead (theatre) Julia Hune-Brown (dance/theatre) Junyee Wang (textiles, storytelling, project concept) Karis Jones-Pard (intern artist) Lilia Leon (dance/theatre) Marianne Alas (textiles) Sharada K. Eswar (storytelling/music) Sonja Rainey (drawing/design) Photos by Katherine Fleitas (Peacephoto).
Saturday, November 28th
1:00 – 4:30pm
Join the tour at one of 2 pick up points:
12:30pm – Kennedy Subway Station passenger pick-up area
1:00pm – Scarborough Child & Family Life Centre, Native Child & Family Services, 156A Galloway Rd.
You must register in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seating is limited. There may be a small charge. Please contact us for availability and cost.
About First Story Toronto:
Since 1995, First Story Toronto, (formerly The Toronto Native Community History Project), within the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, has been engaged in researching and preserving the Aboriginal history of Toronto with the goal of building awareness of and pride in the long Aboriginal presence and contributions to the city. First Story Toronto shares this history through a variety of initiatives such as First Story Tours Toronto (formerly The Great Indian Bus Tour of Toronto), walking tours of places in the city and making accessible a growing archive of historical materials about Toronto’s Aboriginal community.