AGYU’s ‘Ring of Fire’ will set Toronto ablaze with cross-cultural energy

On Aug. 9, the Art Gallery of York University in partnership with the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and community organizations Art Starts and SKETCH, and Trinidadian artist Marlon Griffith in collaboration with Picasso Pro, Equal Grounds, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Capoeira Angola, and young spoken word poets from Jane-Finch, Malvern and Regent Park, presents a 300-person downtown street procession for the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games.

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York U Sculptor-in-Residence Marlon Griffith uses Carnival ‘mas’ to raise awareness around accessibility

Originally from Port of Spain, Griffith began his artistic practice as a Carnival designer, working in the “mas” (or masquerade) tradition of Trinidad. With a group of 15 York U students, Griffith is now building seven large-scale, wearable costumes to be featured in a 300-person procession Aug. 9, titled “Ring of Fire.” The project was commissioned by the Art Gallery of York University.

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Bide your time this winter at the AGYU

The Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) stirs up time with its new exhibit, “Biding Time: The Collection Strikes Back”. York University’s art collection has never been shown at the AGYU in its 26-year history. To celebrate, the AGYU is hosting a free, public reception on Jan. 14.

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