Join us for a night of theatre, film, poetry, and music that pays a touching homage to the stories and struggles of Italian matriarchs who immigrated to Canada post-WWII.
Experience performances by singer/songwriter Andrea Ramolo, showcasing some of her original music (in both Italian and English), and a theatre piece based on The Quiet Immigrant exhibit narratives (directed by Donna Marie Baratta with Present Danger Productions and original music by Daniela Gassi). Included in this evening will be the presentation of two films; “For Nonna Anna” (directed by Luis De Filippis), and “Coming to Halifax: A Conversation with Italian Women.” (directed by Nancy Spina).
Explore The Quiet Immigrant interactive exhibit afterwards to hear the stories of these courageous immigrant women firsthand.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
An homage to the brave Italian women who immigrated to Canada after WW2 and through sheer strength of character wove their way into the fabric of society. Their stories of strength, courage, determination, and sacrifice are sure to move, amuse, and captivate. The Quiet Immigrant Project is a multifaceted, multimedia, and multilayered legacy exhibit. #femmineforti
Opening and Exhibit Launch
Tavola Talk: ArtistsTALK
The Quiet Immigrant is presented in partnership with Myseum of Toronto as part of Myseum Intersections 2022. This project is led by Laura Libralato, Lorena McNamara, and The Quiet Immigrant Project Team with the support of Villa Charities and the JD Carrier Art Gallery in the Columbus Centre.
The Quiet Immigrant Project
Facebook: The Quiet Immigrant Project
WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM:
Aurora Pagano, Benedetta Stellino, Ester Paris Mauro, Eleanor Buono, Patrizia Libralato, & Jen Bhatthal
JD Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre
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.
The Quiet Immigrant: Artists Performance
7PM- 9PM EST
Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, The Columbus Centre
901 Lawrence Ave W.
North York, ON
Face masks are required inside the Columbus Centre.
Service animals allowed
Accessible to mobility devices