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Nia Centre Artist Mixer!

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Nia Centre for the Arts

524 Oakwood Avenue

Toronto, ON M6E 2X1

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Join Nia Centre for our first Artist Mixer of the year! Come meet other artists and creatives in the city, tour the Nia Centre building, and grab a free professional headshot in our Photo Studio!


FEATURED ARTISTS & CREATIVES

Free Drop-In Artist Headshots with Anthony Gebrehiwot, XvXy-Photo

Anthony Gebrehiwot is a passionate photographer, community leader and social entrepreneur whose creative lens re-visions photography as an ongoing dialogue of social change between subject and society.

A self-taught photographer, Gebrehiwot founded XvXy-photo focusing on studio portraiture, and has to date, worked with some of Canada’s most prolific instigators including Che Kothari, d’bi.young anitafrika, Kardinal Offishal, Donovan Bailey and Emmanuel Jal. Permanently humbled by the magnificence, brilliance and sheer beauty of the human form, Gebrehiwot often provocatively deifies his subjects; paying homage to their divine human essence through his imagery. Photos will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Gordon Shadrach, Portrait Artist

Portrait artist Gordon Shadrach was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario in 1966 and has lived in Toronto for over 25 years. Gordon started painting in 2013 and paints in oil and acrylic on wood. He works from photographs at his in-home studio in Toronto’s East end. He received his B. Des. (MAAD) from OCAD University and has a Master of Education degree from Niagara University. Aside from his portraits, Gordon is known for his insightful artist’s talks and has appeared as a panelist on the TVO’s the Agenda (Reinventing the Museum) and CBC Radio’s Metro Morning (Group of Seven Out, Under-represented Artists In at the AGO). In the Spring of 2018, Gordon’s painting, “In Conversation”, was included in an exhibit developed by the Royal Ontario Museum titled, “Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art”. In the Summer of 2018 the exhibit went on tour and was presented at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and opened at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in June of 2019.

MORE FEATURED ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED!


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