Akwaaba means “welcome” in the Ashanti language Twi (pronounced chwee).
Scarborough Arts and Kaleidoscope are excited to celebrateBlack History Month with this month-long exhibit, composed of a series of three smaller, one-week exhibits by local established African Canadian artists with Scarborough roots who have worked with the Kaleidoscope Program.
The first exhibit is Robert Small’s “Legacy” (February 3-7), followed by Dwayne Morgan’s “The Sum Of Her Parts” (February 10-14) and Tasha Thomas’s “The Kaleidoscope Collection” (February 18-24). “Akwaaba” is curated by Tamla Matthews-Morgan.
“Legacy” – Robert Small
Reception: Friday, January 31, 2014, 7-9 p.m. – Please RSVP here
Robert Small, creator of the Legacy poster (formerly called the official Black History Month poster), chronicles his documentation of notable Black Canadians over the last 25 years. Prints and framed pieces will be for sale during the exhibit and reception.
“The Sum Of Her Parts” – Dwayne Morgan
Reception: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7-9 p.m.
“The Sum Of Her Parts” is a photopoem about female body image. Prints and framed pieces will be for sale during the exhibit and reception.
“The Kaleidoscope Collection” – Tasha Thomas
Reception: February 21, 2014, 7-9 p.m.
The aptly titled “Kaleidoscope Collection” features a colourful and eclectic mix of styles and mediums. Prints and framed pieces will be for sale during the exhibit and reception.
Bluffs Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on weekends.
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