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Young artists from Art Starts putting sticky notes on a mirror at the Hair We Are launch

Hair We Are Launch

Thu July 11, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Part of the Community Arts Space: What we long for
Youth Project
Co-presented by Art Starts and VIBE Arts

In partnership with Art Starts, join us for the free public opening of Hair We Are by VIBE Arts, an exhibition in the form of a contemporary beauty salon environment exploring self-care and how concepts of beauty have changed. Mingle with the artists and collaborators, and enjoy music, youth artist-led tours, and refreshments.

About Hair We Are

Led by artist Igho Diana, VIBE Arts creates a contemporary beauty salon that explores self-care and changing concepts of beauty. Reflecting on objects in the Gardiner’s collection of European ceramics made for the boudoir and female-only social spaces, the project challenges racialized girls and young women to use their lived experiences to re-think and re-contextualize historical objects as a means of bringing their own histories to the fore. Learn more

About Community Arts Space: What we long for

Grounded in the ability of clay to transform, the Community Arts Space is a platform for experimentation and socially-engaged art. Established in 2016, the project connects artists, makers, organizers, and residents through the creation of public projects that inspire social action. This year, the Gardiner is showcasing four public projects inspired by the theme “What we long for.” Learn more

VIBE Arts works collaboratively with children and youth in under-resourced communities to innovate, build skills and resiliency, and lead social change through arts education programming.

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.