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Clay Making and Community Dialogue

Thu May 10 to 31, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Part of the Community Arts Space: Recent Histories

FREE REGISTRATION

Join Rice Roll Productions for free workshops on clay-making and facilitated dialogue with fellow East and Southeast Asian LGBTQ+ Communities and their friends. Clay, tools, and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and RSVP is required.

Workshop Dates:
Thursday May 10, 2018, 6 – 8 pm
Thursday May 17, 2018, 6 – 8 pm
Thursday May 24, 2018, 6 – 8 pm
Thursday May 31, 2018, 6 – 8 pm

Workshop Location:
The 519

For more information or to register, please contact Mezart Daulet at ricerollproductions@gmail.com or click here.

About The Visibility and Representation Project

Invisible Footprints is a series of multi-generational projects that celebrate the history of Toronto’s East and Southeast Asian LGBTQ movements. Created by Vince Ha, Mezart Daulet, and fellow community organizers, this ongoing community-based art and archive project revisits the footprints of artists, activists, academics, and groups like Asian Lesbians of Toronto and Gay Asian Toronto to cast light on marginalized community histories. Invisible Footprints mounts a mixed-media exhibition at the Gardiner in collaboration with Makeshift Collective highlighting key moments from local queer Asian histories.

About the Community Arts Space: Recent Histories

Inspired by the transformative aspects of ceramics, both real and metaphorical, the Community Arts Space is the Gardiner’s incubator for arts-based community projects. In collaboration with local artists, designers, and collectives, the Museum will mount five public projects that examine how cultural knowledge is passed on or performed, and the role of a museum in cultivating the so-called lived and living memory.

Presented by

TD Bank Group

Community Partners

 

519

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness, and full participation of the LGBTQ2S community. A City of Toronto agency and a registered charity with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, The 519 strives to make a real difference in people’s lives while working to promote inclusion, understanding, and respect.

In 2017, The 519 provided in-kind space and resources for artistic workshops in support of the development of two process-driven projects, NU_FORuMS and Collecting Personal Archives. For Community Arts Space 2018, The 519 will again provide workshop space for a process-driven project, supporting the delivery of knowledge and skill-sharing serving the LGBTQ2S community in Toronto and beyond.

Akin Collective is a Toronto-based arts organization that provides affordable studio space as well as arts-based programming through its sister non-profit organization, Akin Projects. Akin provides space to nearly 250 visual artists, designers, and creatives in studios that maintain a friendly and inspiring atmosphere where people can work on creative endeavors and entrepreneurial undertakings of all kinds. Akin builds community through monthly art critiques, free or low-cost workshops, open studio events, gallery tours, exhibitions, as well as various other projects. During the Community Arts Space’s inaugural 2016 cycle, Akin Projects mounted Place/Setting, an exhibition hall project delivering all-ages clay-making workshops and community events. For Community Arts Space 2018, Akin will provide six months of free studio time at one of its studios, as well as kiln firing access.

For 25 years, Art Starts programs have benefited thousands of people living in marginalized Toronto neighbourhoods by providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for self-expression and creative collaboration. They afford opportunities for vulnerable people of all ages to contribute to the creative ecology of their neighbourhoods, using the arts to help end the negative cycles associated with marginalization and poverty.