BORDER CROSSINGS:

A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LAB

 

SEPTEMBER 7 - OCTOBER 22, 2017


OPENING RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 7, 2017, 6 - 9 PM

 

GET ON THE FREE BUS! For the opening reception, a bus will depart from The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W, Toronto) at 6 PM. Bus leaves the AGM at 8:30 PM for return trip to Toronto. RSVP on Eventbrite!

 

Border Crossings is an interactive community engagement lab, where visitors are invited to share their stories and experiences with crossing borders: physical; metaphorical; geographical; linguistic; spiritual and personal. Animated by activity stations, workshops, community-built installations, and facilitated by the AGM's Community Activator Sharada Eswar and artist Sonja Rainey, Border Crossings is a space for forging connections and sharing experiences across the diverse communities that make up Mississauga. 

Drop in to share your story through various stations in the gallery, or participate in a workshop or event!
For more information on how to get involved and details on upcoming events/workshops, visit agmbordercrossings.com or send us an email at agm.connect@mississauga.ca.

 

SHARADA ESWAR is a multi-disciplinary, community arts practitioner, Sharada has been performing and teaching in Toronto and internationally and working extensively with diverse communities both in Mississauga and the GTA. Currently, she is the Community Activator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga and also OAC’s Cultural Animator for Mississauga.

 

SONJA RAINEY is a multi-disciplinary artist, designer and arts facilitator with a curiosity for new ways of creating performance experiences and arts engagement. She has designed for theatre, opera, film, and spectacle events in Canada, the U.S. and as part of the Prague Quadrennial. Her approach is tactile and experiential, responding to themes that explore different forms and create objects,environments and art-making initiatives.

Border Crossings is an Art Gallery of Mississauga initiative, generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

 

 

FEATURED EVENT

 

September 14, 2017, 7:00PM | Nova Dance: A contemporary dance performance exploring Border Crossings | Art Gallery of Mississauga

FREE! | All are welcome!

 

Celebrated as a dance innovator, Nova Bhattacharya expands the cultural space for the evolution of bharatnatyam. Her powerful and humanistic dance works seamlessly breathe rich life into the borders between classical bharatanatyam and contemporary dance.