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Changing the narrative through the arts!
Canvas For Change – A Black Youth Art Celebration Coming in February!
In recognition of Black History Month, Black youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to participate in a Black Youth Art Celebration in partnership with the MacLaren Art Centre with Toronto-based mentor/artist Ashante Blackwood.
The focus of the project aims to celebrate the artistic talents of creative Black youth who use art to amplify their voice. This project is geared towards high school students from around Simcoe County who recognize themselves as Black, Caribbean, African, Black Canadian, African American or of mixed-race descent and identify as having a Black-lived experience. Two important workshops are scheduled in December and January; Ashante Blackwood will guide youth on communicating and visually representing ideas on their CANVAS that will shine a light on their unique perspectives and stories to spark important conversations within the community about anti-Black racism.
In February 2024, Black History Month, the artwork by participating youth will be part of 2 exhibitions on display at the MacLaren Art Centre and then at the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library. These exhibits will be open to the public for viewing over the month.
Artist Mentor – Ashante Blackwood
Ashante Blackwood (@_artisticlifestyle6) is a 27-year-old fine artist and model based in Toronto. She specializes in portraits and concept art; her work captures the beauty and struggles of her culture and the process of her growing up insecure about things that identify her as a black woman. Ashante is a full-time artist/business owner who has always had a love for fashion and art, and she believes art has no limits, so why should she? Just like her work, she likes to be creative with her fashion looks and art.
The deadline for youth art submissions is Monday, November 27 by 4 pm.
Black Coffee
Stop by to join in a cup of coffee at Starbucks in Innisfil on Tuesday, November 7, from 7-9 p.m. This is a chance to connect with our community and share our stories.
Revive your light, manifest your dreams, and realize your worth – @Nubianrockchick
Live Theatre not to be missed!
A fierce new rendition of the seminal Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, Jesus Christ Superstar, director Saccha Dennis reimagines Superstar–the story of the days leading up to Jesus’ death from the perspective of Judas–through the lens of Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton. A leader among his people, Hampton’s efforts toward helping his community and leading by example were seen as a threat to the FBI. With the help of informant William O’Neal, Hampton was shot and killed in a pre-dawn raid in December, 1969.
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