Transcendence, an Afro-Cuban Art + Fashion Show

Images (left to right): Francisco Gordillo, En Camino a la Jungle Encontre Akuko Lam, 2020. Renier Cabrera Marrero, La Belleza de mi Ser, de la serie Rostros de Africa, 2023.

Transcendence, an Afro-Cuban Art + Fashion Show

December 2, 2023, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
It’s Ok* Studios, Toronto

Oleos & Canvas is proud to present Transcendence, an art exhibit challenging the enduring and implicit misperceptions of Black Art.

Beyond providing a platform for Black artists, Transcendence showcases the importance of Black Art, and its impact across cultures, nations, and styles. Oleos & Canvas and its event partners invite guests to a pay-what-you-can, open event to explore this concept and challenge any conscious or unconscious stereotypes that may be present in your thinking and views.

Images (left to right): Christian del Rio, Apostolado de la tribulación carnal, 2021. Zaida Del Rio, Yemaya Reina del Mar, 2023.

Celebrate Black Art and Cuban culture throughout the evening with art by BIPOC Cuban artists and allies including Renier Cabrera Marrero, Agustín Hernández Carlos, a fashion show by Canadian designer Lagachette Suits, live Cuban music, and interpretive dancing by Okan Music, and Latin-inspired music by DJ to close the night.

We will also serve classic Cuban cocktails all night long courtesy of Havana Club, our lead sponsor for this event.

Schedule for the evening:
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – VIP Art Preview
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Fashion Show
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Live Cuban Band by Okan Music
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm – DJ Set

This event is pay-what-you-can, please RSVP in advance.

Oleos & Canvas

It’s Ok* Studios
468 Queen St W
Toronto, ON