The 185 Augusta Collective would like to invite you to join us for the Opening Night of our next exhibition – “SAVE ME.”
Save Me is a group art show at 185 Augusta in Toronto’s Kensington Market to support the preservation of Kensington’s unique culture.
Currently several major developments are poised to drastically change the market. Save Me will show case a collection of original artwork made by artists living in or inspired by the neighbourhood with proceeds going towards establishing a trust for the preservation of Kensington Market.
This exhibition will be a landmark event for Kensington Market. Our goal is to begin a fund that will eventually be used to acquire property in the Market dedicated to live-work spaces for artists. Our response to the threat of an increased “big box” presence along the periphery of Kensington is a long-term vision for affordable housing for creative individuals and groups within the Market. In this sense, we aim to not only preserve the culture of creative production and living that is a foundation of the Market’s character, but to protect the affordable housing options for artists and designers.
More information about this initiative will be available in near future!
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A Group Show
Opening Night: Thursday, June 27th, 2013 | 7-11pm
Exhibition Runs from June 27th – July 11th, 2013
Proceeds from the sale of paintings will be collected in a trust dedicated to creating and sustaining work-living spaces for artists in Kensington Market.
Photography by SOTEEOH
Graphic Design by Javid (JAH)
Great article discussing Danilo’s vision of “Why Art is Power” published in the Huffington Post yesterday. This online resource is one of the most influential alternative political media sources, featuring a range of blogs by specialists in various fields. This particular article was written by Toronto’s Che Kothari, a visionary artist, youth mentor and founder of the Manifesto Community Festival. Click the link below to check out the article: