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.