SASS! Street Art Seniors of Stouffville

Summer 2023 Exhibition at Latcham Art Centre

A SASS participant makes their individual mark on group mural, on display at 6240 Main Street, Stouffville, Ontario. Photo by Dennis Hristovski.

SASS! Street Art Seniors of Stouffville

Latcham Art Centre, 2 Park Drive, Stouffville
Opening Reception: Friday, July 14, 7-9 PM. Admission free, all welcome
Exhibition Dates: Friday, July 14 – Saturday, August 19, 2023

In September 2022, art facilitators Lara Seixo Rodrigues and Duarte Cavalinhos flew to Toronto from Lisbon, Portugal, to assist Latcham Art Centre in a program called Street Art Seniors of Stouffville (SASS), based on their award-winning international project LATA 65. Designed to engage local seniors in creative placemaking and lifelong learning, SASS gave fifteen participants an opportunity to showcase their creativity, learn new skills, and build social connections by transforming a public space with art. One year after its completion, SASS! Street Art Seniors of Stouffville showcases this magical project (the first LATA 65 iteration in Canada) with documents of the three-day process, including photographs, large-scale mural panels, stencils and a short documentary film produced by Paradox Pictures.

Latcham Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, the Whitchurch-Stouffville Legacy Fund, and Schell Lumber Home Building Centre for their generous support of this exhibition and related programming. Special thanks to Paradox Pictures for support of the documentary.

About Latcham Art Centre:
Latcham Art Centre is a public art gallery that inspires the community to engage with arts and culture through dedicated exhibitions of contemporary art that reflect a range of artistic media and the cultural diversity of our province. Latcham Art Centre offers vibrant education programs that cultivate creativity and experimentation through classes, workshops, artist talks, and tours. Latcham Art Centre is located in Stouffville, Ontario, 45 minutes northeast of Toronto with free parking and is accessible via GO Transit. The Gallery is open to the public and admission is free.

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Gallery Hours:
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM

For more information please contact:
Tyler Durbano, Curator
Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art Centre
2 Park Drive
Stouffville, ON
L4A 4K1
T: 905-540-8964
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