Integrated visual and performance artist with a strong commitment to intergenerational community. Founder of I.AM Intergenerational Arts Movement based in York Region. Collaborators on this project include I.AM artists, Speaker Box Show Richmondhill, Miss Coco Murray and Mirella Tersigni from the City of Vaughan. Veronica is receiving additional support for her YAAP project from the York Region Arts Council and the City of Vaughan.
Producing art and art happenings in my hometown of Vaughan gives me strength and hope for a stronger arts community within the area. Art accessibility for all! -Veronica Abrenica
As a lead up to Culture Days, Veronica is teaming up with five local artists to host four weekly creative workshops. These workshops cover a variety of mediums such as, slam poetry, African and Caribbean dance, site specific sculpture, collaborative landscape painting and abstract alcohol ink portraits. For more information or to register for these FREE workshops visit our webpage http://www.intergenerationalarts.com/culture-days-workshops.
Credits to Danelle Jane Tran
I.AM is an arts initiative providing accessible arts-related services to all members of York Region in order to explore their creative potential. We strongly believe in the power of creativity in bridging communities and people together.
The mission of I.AM is to provide a space of social and personal awakening through diverse artistic platforms.
I.AM’s vision is to be a cultivating community arts engaged initiative in the Regional Municipality of York.
Currently I.AM is in its second year of running and has already teamed up with the City of Vaughan and collaborated with local communities such as March of Dimes to bring art accessibility to the GTA. I.AM’s ultimate goal is to run a self-sustaining organization that provides free workshops for anyone in the community. Participants in these workshops would be invited to exhibit their work or performances in a professional environment without previous exhibition experience.
Culture Days is . . . joining in a drum circle led by the Perpetual Peace Project at the Welland Community Wellness Complex! Photo: Cassandra Magazzeni.
The City of Guelph has an open call out for community-engaged projects celebration Canada's 150 and Guelph's 190th. Deadline March 13.
Hey performing arts presenters, artists and producers - Explore Arts Engage Canada! It is new online platform for to exchange and explore ideas to take on a transformative role in their respective communities through community engagement activities. The platform is an initiative led by Ontario Presents
Congrats to the #GGARTS 2017 Winners! Always an inspiring list of artists to learn about.
"I do think that we are innately creative, all people no matter how much we often believe that we aren't.. we are designed with innate creativity we unlearn it so quickly...there are endless ways you can experience creativity that expression is healthy and important for your well being." Words spoken by fellow creator, fellow YAAP artist and fellow friend Amber Aasman. Words that I keep close to heart in my own journey with I.AM. It is a true blessing to witness Wild Blue Yonder into its journey, capturing gems of Canadiana wilderness through their work. Shout out to Ontario Culture Days for connecting our worlds together :)
Culture Days is . . . dancing and learning all about African history through music and dance at Toronto Public Library! Photo Credit: Kevin Jones.