All City Shine
ArtworxTO Hub NORTH | Downsview
ALL CITY SHINE creates space for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian and BIPOC artists to shine collectively
September 22, 2021 – October 1, 2022
Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Ave, North York, ON M3K 2C5
Participating Artists: Curtia Wright, Danilo Deluxo, Elicser Elliot, Jacquie Comrie, Kreecha, MEDIAH, Moises Frank (Luvs), Ness Lee, Yung Yemi (Adeyemi Adegbesan), Wan Lucas, Javid Jah
Curator: Danilo Deluxo McCallum
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
ArtworxTO Hub North: Downsview
This vibrant urban park is hosting a series of exhibitions including ALL CITY SHINE, curated by Danilo Deluxo McCallum. At the Downsview Hub throughout the year, you will also find exhibitions by Jane Street Speaks, BSAM (Black Speculative Arts Movement), Zahra Siddiqui, North York Arts, and XOXO Downsview.
ALL CITY SHINE
ALL CITY SHINE is a BIPOC Street Art Exhibition. From a massive 360 ft. mural to digital works, site specific installations, and more, curator Danilo Deluxo uses public space as a canvas of expression for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian and BIPOC artists to shine individually and collectively. Bringing together over 25 BIPOC artists and creators from all across the city who contributed to the Street Art movement of Toronto over the past decades, the exhibition presents a strong statement acknowledging the struggles that people of color face in art communities. A vibrant approach to combat systemic issues and look to the future with hope while acknowledging the importance of the past and creating legacy.
About Curator Danilo Deluxo McCallum
Danilo Deluxo McCallum is a Toronto Multidisciplinary Artist, Graphic Designer, Muralist and Cultural Curator. His creative practice explores the multiplicities of Black identity through the lens of Afrofuturism. In 2020 Danilo Deluxo had the honour to represent the City of Toronto by creating the artwork for the new Toronto Sign at City Hall.
ALLSTYLE is a massive mural collaboration creating space for BIPOC Street Artists, Graf Writers and Muralists to express their best selves, cultural identity, and unique style with the aim to unite our communities. The mural brings together nine talented artists from across the spectrum, shining light on ALL styles of mural expression exploring themes of ancestry, ethnicity as well as inner strength and radiating one’s internal shine.
Aspire to Inspire by Jane Street Speaks
Aspire to Inspire aims to connect viewers to the abundance of talent and energy within the Jane Street Speaks community. Jane Street Speaks was founded by Nathan Baya, an artist, spoken word poet and dancer born and raised in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood. Nathan came from humble beginnings from two Congolese parents who raised him. Drawing on his art at a young age, Baya used his artistic talent to redefine what his community means to him and the world.
Aspire to Inspire presents Poetic Healing: Hard Lines for Hard Times Workshop with Amoya Reé.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
4 PM to 6 PM
The workshop will explore the power of poetry as a healing tool and the importance of building community through wordplay. Amoya Reé’s writing is rooted in her lived experiences as an immigrant, mother, & community worker. Exploring the cultural significance of things like race, mothering and love, she often blends historical facts with present realities, making for a poetic experience that is both informative and inspirational.
This program was generously supported by York University community engagement centre and is in partnership with ArtworxTO.
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ArtworxTO Hub North will have exciting programming taking place in the next two months. Please check back on the The ArtworxTO North Hub Web page for more details as they come out.
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Located in Downsview Park, the North Hub is easily accessible via TTC buses and trains. Start your journey at our ArtworxTO North Hub located at 70 Canuck Ave (on google maps).
ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021–2022 is a year-long celebration of Toronto’s exceptional public art collection and the creative community behind it. Working closely with artists and Toronto’s arts institutions, the City of Toronto is delivering major public art projects and commissions, citywide, from fall 2021 to fall 2022. Supporting local artists and new artworks that reflect Toronto’s diversity, ArtworxTO is creating more opportunities for Torontonians to engage with art in their everyday lives. This year, explore your city and discover creativity and community–everywhere. Visit artworxTO.ca for full details.