New Solo Exhibition: Through the Material Landscape
Feb
8
Mar 12

New Solo Exhibition: Through the Material Landscape

  • Daniels Spectrum

Opening February 9 | 6:30pm - 9pm

Through the Material Landscape

Nature’s champion pollinators, wild bees, come to life as metaphor and material in conceptualizing Black hyper-visibility / invisibility

This work of oversized wire bee sculptures and wire relief on canvas is a project materialized through science and art using metaphor to explore black subjectivity and re-imagined futures. For more information click here
 

Location:
Daniels Spectrum Hallway Galleries
585 Dundas Street East, Toronto Ontario
danielsspectrum.ca

Together We Rise
Feb
4
Mar 26

Together We Rise

  • Station Gallery

Opening Saturday February 4, 2017 1pm - 3pm

Featured artists include: Amira Alamary, Getachew Fantu, Georgia Fullerton, Ian P. Grant, Sheryl Keen, Charmaine Lurch and Sherry Prenevost.

Join us for the opening reception of Together We Rise, along with some live entertainment by Andy Phillips, a seasoned professional steel pan player.

Location: Station Gallery,
1450 Henry Street, Whitby, Ontario L1N 0A8

Photo credit: Ian P. Grant, Take One (detail), 2015 

 

Opening of the Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre
Nov
10
12:00 pm12:00

Opening of the Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre

  • Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre

Join me at the art installation and panel discussion celebrating the life and work of Lucie and Thornton Blackburn. The Blackburns were Black entrepreneurs that started the first taxi service in the City of Toronto (then Upper Canada) in 1837.

Presented by The Blackburn Conference Committee, George Brown College and The Ontario Black History Society.

The event takes place from 12 noon to 8 pm. It is free to attend.

Panel discussion begins at 5:30pm.

CERLAC Graduate Conference: Panel - Existing in Liminality
Mar
11
Mar 12

CERLAC Graduate Conference: Panel - Existing in Liminality

Charmaine will present "A Visible Conversation Concerning Presence in Flux" as part of the Panel 14: Existing in Liminality at the Fourth International Graduate Student Research Conference. Presented by the Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean, the conference takes place March 11-12th, 2016 at York University’s Keele Campus.

York University, Keele Campus
Kaneff Tower, 8th floor
Toronto, Ontario

Presentation: March 12, 5-6:30pm

 

Alumni Talk Back: Working in Community Arts
Feb
29
2:30 pm14:30

Alumni Talk Back: Working in Community Arts

Join Charmaine Lurch and other recent graduates of the Community Arts Practice Program as they share their experiences of working in the community arts field. A Panel Talk, Q&A session and an opportunity to network will all be part of the event.

Location:
York University, Keele Campus
Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building, Room 109
Directions: https://goo.gl/Qv2CdN

EMERGENCE SYMPOSIUM:  Panel: Navigating Invisibility
Nov
13
2:55 pm14:55

EMERGENCE SYMPOSIUM: Panel: Navigating Invisibility

LOCATION: Evergreen Brickworks
ROOM: Atrium

Panel: Decolonial arts methodologies engaging social trauma, migration, memory & addiction : Anique Jordan, Farrah Miranda, Charmaine Lurch, Mosa McNeilly & Erin Howley

Navigating Invisibility is a panel of five women artists exploring how art methodologies make the unseen visible. We ask what conditions are required to imagine, and then create, narratives of possibility for those who are rendered socially and historically absent? Using interdisciplinary, arts-based approaches, Navigating Invisibility interrogates the very limits of the definitions of otherness, "the human", and trauma. The panel discusses Black histories in Toronto, Middle Passage memory, diaspora and migration, social trauma and addictions, and transnational music through methodologies including psycho-social arts practice, installation, performance, sculpture, visual art, music and photography.