Stories of Significance: Etobicoke through immigrants’ perspective
Join us for an intimate conversation exploring the history and lived experiences of newcomers and their journey of making and calling Etobicoke home with Khadija Aziz, Nicolas Sanchez, and Khaula Mazhar. Each artist will share their experiences working on this project – identifying sites, exploring digital mediums and telling stories of significance from the perspective of immigrants in relation to changing demographics and history.
This event will be held in person at the Storefront Gallery at Arts Etobicoke, as well as livestreamed online. When registering, please select either an “in-person” or “livestream” ticket, based on how you would like to attend this event.
Philip Cote, of Moose Deer Point First Nation, is a Young Spiritual Elder, Indigenous Artist, Activist, Educator, Historian and Ancestral Knowledge Keeper.
Susan Blight (Anishinaabe, Couchiching First Nation) is an interdisciplinary artist working with public art, site-specific intervention, photography, film and social practice.
Nyle Johnston’s spirit name Wiishkoonseh Miigizi’enh means Whistling White Headed Eagle. He grew up in Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and apprenticed with Storytellers since his youth. He will be collaborating with Quinn Hopkins who is a Digital, AR, VR artist, painter, and mural artist. He is a student at OCADU studying Drawing & Painting for his Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Khadija Aziz is a textile artist and educator investigating textile materiality in the digital sphere using a flatbed scanner, cloth, and thread.
Khaula Mazhar is a self-taught, award-winning artist. Her intrigue with emotions evoked by situations and surroundings seeps its way into her multifaceted subject matter.
Nicholas Sanchez is involved in a rising movement of amateur muralists in town, developing something very different than graffitti with a self-taught process of intervention in walls in public spaces. He moved to Canada by the end of 2019 and has lived and worked in Toronto since then.
Artist Talk – Part 2
Etobicoke Stories of Significance is presented in partnership with Myseum of Toronto as part of Myseum Intersections 2022. This project is led by Arts Etobicoke with contributions from Philip Cote, Susan Blight, Nyle Johnston, Khadija Aziz, Khaula Mazhar, Nicholas Sanchez, Etobicoke Historical Society, Village of Islington BIA, and AIRSA.
Arts Etobicoke is a not-for-profit charitable organization that focuses on improving people’s lives through the arts. We have developed an inclusive and creative community hub that is open to all people in West Toronto. We believe in providing equitable access to the arts regardless of economic or social status. Arts Etobicoke is a place where everyone can freely express their art and culture through our programs, exhibitions, workshops, events, classes, and professional development.
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WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM:
Etobicoke Historical Society
Village of Islington BIA
AIRSA (Professional Development for New Canadians in the Arts)
Myseum Intersections 2022 is funded by the Government of Canada.
Myseum of Toronto is made possible with the generous support of Diane Blake and Stephen Smith.
Etobicoke Stories of Significance: Artist Talk – Part 1
Storefront Gallery at Arts Etobicoke
4893a Dundas St W
– Proof of vaccination and masks required
– Pre-registration required
**check with project team who to contact for visits
– Capacity (50 people pre-Covid) 8-10 people with Covid restrictions and safety rules.
Service animals Allowed
Translation in multiple languages available