COMMUNITY WORKSHOPSThe #EastEndLove project will feature three workshops in communities throughout east Toronto, led by lead artist Lara Lucretia. Each workshop is uniquely tailored to the individual community, its members, and their needs. Workshops guide participants in imagining the communities that they want to live in, and how to collaboratively translate these desires into visual artworks to be stencil screen-printed and posted throughout their neighbourhoods. Participants will use their lived experiences and local histories as inspiration in co-creating the artwork, while also externalizing their feelings about community, acceptance, tolerance, anti-discrimination, anti-racism, and anti-hate into visual art. Each participant will take home a hand-pulled print of their #EastEndLove image!
The first community workshop will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12-4pm at AccessPoint on Danforth. REGISTER HERE!
PUBLIC EXHIBITIONAll artworks developed by participants within the workshops will be displayed and disseminated throughout the east Toronto community. Stay tuned for exhibition details! Want to stay up to date on where you can view the #EastEndLove? Sign up for our Arts-E-Newsletter HERE!
IMPACT REPORTStay tuned for East End Arts’ Impact Report, which will summarize and synthesize our learnings from the #EastEndLove project, as well as a summary of how the project can be used as a model for creating community-engaged, public art with the goal of responding to common issues within communities such as exclusion, isolation, discrimination, and racism.
If you’d like to learn more, please contact Adom Acheampong, Program Coordinator.