Friday, May 21, 2010

All Welcome at Humberside HOOPLA on Thursday, June 3, 6-9 pm

Poster: Boom Times Spring Fling: Toronto Junction community driven art project at Humberside HOOPLA June 3, 2010Poster: Boom Times Spring Fling at Humberside HOOPLA on Thursday June 3, 6-9 pm
Poster Art by Rhonda Nolan Design
Credit: Culture Committee
Click on the image to listen on YouTube The Junction Suite, Main Theme, Music by Isaias Garcia - Film Composer
The Junction Suite Compositions: Original Music for the upcoming theatre production. Composed by Isaias Garcia.
Each of the compositions represent a variety of cultures and nations.
Credit: canargentinemusic

Welcome to and Experience!

Boom Times Spring Fling
at the first annual Humberside HOOPLA

Local artists / mentors working with Humberside C. I. students
to co-create new Visual Art & Theatre

Thursday, June 3, 2010
Time: 6 - 9 pm

Humberside Collegiate Institute
280 Quebec Avenue, Toronto, ON

(Just north of High Park)
Admission is $2


The West Toronto Junction Historical Society and the Junction Residents Association are sponsors of the Boom Times Spring Fling, a community driven art project. Humberside Collegiate students, mentored by local artists in traditional and non-traditional media, create original art and theatre that will be showcased at Humberside HOOPLA on Thursday June 3, 6-9 pm.
A Silent Auction will be held in support of the Local Option Art Project.

Come and experience the world debut of Junction History Mash-up featuring stand up/sketch comedy, archival photographs, comic book art, and original orchestral music by young composer Isaias Garcia, with direction by Neil Ross.
They will be appearing at historic Lismer Hall, HCI HOOPLA at 8 pm.

Artist/mentors Christopher Sears, Rhonda Nolan, Carol Barrett and Cathy Thorne have been working with students to create original cedar sculpture, textile sculpture, altered book and comic zines for the Local Option Art Exhibit.

The art will be on display at the HOOPLA and at Wise Daughters Craft Market during the month of June, starting Saturday June 5 at 2 pm. A Roving Exhibit will be in the Junction throughout the summer at patron businesses.

Poster: Humberside HOOPLA, Thursday June 3, 2010Poster: All welcome at Humberside HOOPLA on Thursday June 3, 6-9 pm
Credit: Humberside Collegiate Alumni Association

Spring Fling originated at the 2009 Amalgamation Celebration at Humberside C. I., a collaboration between Boom Times Cabaret, The WTJHS, the JRA, students, historians, artists, businesses and community groups.

West Toronto Junction Amalgamation Celebration, May 1, 2009, photo by artjunction.blogspot.comPhoto: The Junction Amalgamation Celebration, May 1, 2009
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Please read more about it in Cara Reeves's article:
The Junction Amalgamation Celebration, May 1, 2009: a Brilliant Folk Art Rendering of Democracy in the Junction.

1 comment:

olga said...

JRA e-newsletter – Spring Fling 2010 update:

Spring Fling 2010

The Junction History Mash-Up was performed June 3 at Humberside and was a rousing success. Inspired and accompanied by Isaias Garcia’s wonderful composition "Junction Suite", 10 students interpreted Junction history through drama and movement under the direction of Neil Ross, to a very appreciative crowd. The performance was captured on video.

On June 5, work by Humberside students went on display at Wise Daughters, where it will remain until late June. The students’ sculpture, painting and amazing altered books are truly original and the skill level is superb.

The silent auction, supported by Junction businesses, was successful in raising about $1200. This adds to the project budget, allowing the artists behind Boom Times Spring Fling to defray their costs and receive modest artists’ fees. We are grateful for the community’s support.

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