Tuesday, August 1, 2017
To Regent Park, With Love @ Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, ON - Wed Aug 2nd!
Photo from Syrus Marcus Ware To Regent Park, With Love
Please join Syrus Marcus Ware, the inaugural Artist In Residence for Daniels Spectrum as he toasts a year of art making and community collaboration through a celebration and community love fest with residents of Regent.
Join us for a communal meal, take in the pop up performances by local residents, and experience the drawings and banners made during Syrus’s residency at Daniels Spectrum. Part performative Activist Love Letter , part formal sit down dinner- this gathering will feature performances by local artists and activists and food by the Show Love Cafe, Regent Park Catering Collective, and Nish Dish.
Check out the closing exhibition, 'With Hearts Full: A Love Letter to Regent Park' as well!
“I used to live in Regent in the late 90s, and have fallen back into this landscape in such a deep and familiar way. By far, what stands out for me about Regent Park is the people. I have spent the past year taking portraits of residents and activists here, translating them into giant drawn portrait celebrating their lives and their organizing. Over the past year, I have found a new home in Daniels Spectrum: a space of healing, power, support, creativity and magical transformation.
When trying to imagine a closing summary that could showcase this amazing year, this amazing place, I instinctively felt that the most important thing that I could do was to share my love back to this powerful community. These people , who are gathered around this place, have made me feel whole, and I have witnessed first hand how they have shared and been with each other to ensure that everyone here makes it/survives and thrives.” - Syrus Marcus Ware
Free, All Welcome!
*Gluten Free, Halal and Vegetarian food option available
Access info: Daniela spectrum is wheelchair accessible and has push buttons for all doors. Wheelchair accessible washrooms. Gender neutral washrooms available. The dinner will happen down the length of a public street that is grade and level.
Nearest subway: broadview or castle frank-
Nearest streetcar: Dundas car
Nearest accessible bus: Sherbourne bus or parliament bus.
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON
Time: 5:30p - 8:00p
Facebook event page here