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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

#EASTENDLOVE CONCLUDES WITH SPECIAL MONTH-LONG EXHIBITION IN EAST TORONTO

#EastEndLove, a collaborative art project that uses stencil screen-printed art to spread messages of acceptance and love, wraps up this month with an exhibition of all artworks created at Riverdale Hub.

TORONTO, November 5, 2019 – East End Arts is thrilled to present the finale of #EastEndLove with an Exhibition Show for the month of November. The Exhibition Opening Reception takes place on Thursday November 7th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at The Riverdale Hub (1326 Gerrard St. E), while the full Exhibition will run for the month of November. Community members are invited to come view and support this important exhibition on opening night to hear from the lead presenters, pull a screen-printed piece of art, and view all of the amazing, collaborative art pieces that we’ve created with community members this past year as a way to spread messages of love throughout east Toronto!

Presented by East End Arts and artist Lara Lucretia (Jakarundi Graphics), #EastEndLove began in the spring of 2019 as a response to the increase in discriminatory discourse and vandalism in the east Toronto community, and has worked to unite community members through art. Throughout this past year we have presented eight community workshops, with nearly 100 participants, and created dozens of collaborative artworks that can be found around the community on electric poles, in business windows, and now on display at Riverdale Hub for one month only.

For those who are unable to attend the reception this Thursday evening, the exhibition runs all month until Friday November 29th, with the following gallery hours at Riverdale Hub: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm; Saturday, 11:00am-5:30pm, plus special extended Thursday Evening Hours, 5:30pm-8:00pm.

“#EastEndLove has enabled community groups to produce graphic art in response to increasing overt racism and racist violence in Toronto’s east end. The project culminates in public art installation – out on the streets as well as here on the gallery walls of Riverdale Hub. The collection of #EastEndLove posters radiate a positive message and show the power of collaborative art made by community artists,” says Lara Lucretia, Lead Artist, Jakarundi Graphics.

“I’m overjoyed to see #EastEndLove wrap up in such a beautiful and impactful way; seeing all of the collaborative art pieces together in one room, created by diverse community members throughout east Toronto, is something really special. I encourage all of our community members to come out to see and support this timely work,” says Shana Hillman, Executive Director, East End Arts.

To learn more about the #EastEndLove project please visit www.eastendarts.ca

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Contact Information:

Chelsea Cameron-Fikis, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, East End Arts
647-715-2150 X 2  |  chelsea@eastendarts.ca

Further information, photos, and interviews are available upon request.

About:

East End Arts

East End Arts is a non-profit community arts organization that serves the east end of Toronto. We provide inclusive arts programming and events to our local communities, including youth, newcomers, seniors and priority groups. We also provide professional development opportunities to both emerging and established artists and arts organizations.
www.eastendarts.ca
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