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The Beaches International Jazz Festival (BIJF) was awarded a multi-year Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Community Grant in 2014 that allowed the Festival to introduce new arts related initiatives in 2015 and 2016. “I’m so pleased to see an institution like the Beaches International Jazz Festival take on new challenges and inspire a new generation of artists,” Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts (http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/4647990-beaches-jazz-receives-youth-arts-grant/)
With the support the OTF Community Grant the BIJF Multi-Arts programs in 2015 were a success (http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5716889-beaches-jazz-gets-even-more-colourful-this-summer/) The program is continuing to expand in 2016 for the 28th annual festival and includes visual arts as a major component. We are excited to let you know what we’re up to in 2016!
1. YOUTH MURAL PROGRAM
With this Initiative we are working with 16 local TDSB schools in the Beaches/East York community to create murals during the school year. Schools work independently or have the option of having guided art instruction from Toronto artist Nicole D’Amario. The artist and curator Joanna Katchutas are working together with the schools to create beautiful works of art surrounding themes of the BIJF – Diversity, Community and Music! The murals will be completed by the end of the 2015-2016 school year and a number of smaller replications that the students will have also created will be donated and exhibited in the Beach Village just in time for festival season from June 22 – August 10 2016.
Upon completion of the Beach Village exhibition, these murals will donated to the Scarborough Hospital and the Michael Garron Hospital (formally known as the Toronto East General Hospital).
The Scarborough Hospital will also host an exhibition of the murals in its “artist walkway” public gallery area from August 22 – Sept. 30 2016, prior to installing the works permanently in other locations across the hospital.
For more information on this program please contact Curator of Exhibitions Joanna Katchutas at Multiartsbeachesjazz@gmail.com
“Thank you for the opportunity and the donation of artwork it has truly made a difference and will continue to affect our patients and their families in a truly uplifting way “hang art lift hearts”. – Debbie Vandenberg, Manager, Volunteer Services the Scarborough Hospital
2. YOUTH CURATORIAL PROGRAM … Call out for Volunteers!
This program is open to youth interested in the arts and will include participation in volunteer efforts focused on learning about curating arts programs and helping with the festival’s Youth Mural Program and Community Mural Workshops. Example tasks volunteers are encouraged to help with are assisting children paint murals at local elementary schools, helping to hang arts exhibitions in the BIA, and helping encourage audience members to paint at Woodbine Park during the BIJF!
For more info on how to be a volunteer in the Multi-Arts Programs at the BIJF and join in on the action please contact Curator of Exhibitions Joanna Katchutas at Multiartsbeachesjazz@gmail.com
3. YOUTH ARTS EXHIBITION
The 2016 Youth Arts Exhibition is a Non-Juried Fine Art Exhibition with the theme “How Does Music Inspire You”. Program participation is free and open to youth under the age of 18. Above Ground Art Supplies is generously donating the gallery space, as well as providing a participation gift for each participant! This exhibition invites students to participate in and showcase original works of art at the BIJF Youth Arts Exhibition Gallery. Artwork submitted into this exhibition can be created by youth either at school/in class or at their home prior to the Festival. The exhibition will be held at Above Ground Art Supplies galleries at the Toronto – Downtown location (OCAD/AGO, 74 McCaul St) and at the Toronto-East location (Beaches, 1842 Queen St. E) from June 22nd – July 18 2016.
The Deadline for Submissions to the Youth Arts Exhibition is June 11, 2016
For more info on how to submit your work in the 2016 Youth Arts Exhibition contact Curator of Exhibitions Joanna Katchutas at Multiartsbeachesjazz@gmail.com
4. COMMUNITY WORKSHOP PROGRAM
Painting live to the beat of the BIJF at the 2015 Community Mural Workshop
The FREE community workshop program at the BIJF is an on-site painting in the park workshop. It will be set up by the Woodbine Park Main Stage over the course of two weekends to encourage audiences of all ages to express themselves by painting live to the live music. Participants can stop by and work with workshop instructor Nicole D’Amario. Participation is free for all festival attendees and the artwork will be donated to the Michael Garron Hospital and the Beach Village BIA.
Instructor: Nicole D’Amario
Where: The 28th annual BIJF at Woodbine Park in the vendor area by the Main Stage
Week 1: Saturday July 16 from 1 pm – 8 pm and Sunday July 17 from 1 pm – 6pm
Week 2: Saturday July 23 from 1 pm – 8 pm and Sunday July 24 from 1 pm – 6pm
5. PUBLIC ART HOSPITALS DONATION INITIATIVE
Ceiling tile & small artwork donations – Scarborough & Michael Garron Hospitals: We’re developing a ceiling tile and wall artwork donation program with Scarborough ( 2 sites: General Campus and Birchmount Campus) and Michael Garron Hospitals that will include artwork from all of our 2016 OTF programs. The hospitals are looking to have artwork created that is soothing in nature in order to promote wellness and be of comfort for the patients. The Scarborough Hospital is also hosting an exhibition of the artwork donated to their two sites in its “artist walkway” public gallery area from August 22 – Sept. 30 2016, prior to installing the works permanently in designated locations across the hospitals. Areas for installing artwork include: Chemo clinics (small artwork & ceiling tiles), surgical & patient waiting rooms (small artwork), info booths (small artwork), pediatric wards (ceiling tiles), geriatric wards (ceiling tiles), mental health units (ceiling tiles), Emergency Departments (small artwork & ceiling tiles). The artwork will have plaques/signage installed nearby stating the artist/school/organization and the medium/title.
“Thank you for the opportunity and the donation of artwork. It has truly made a difference and will continue to affect our patients and their families in a truly uplifting way “hang art lift hearts”.
Debbie Vandenberg, Manager, Volunteer Services, Scarborough Hospital.
For more information on this initiative please contact Curator of Exhibitions Joanna Katchutas at Multiartsbeachesjazz@gmail.com.
2016 BIJF MultiArts Program made possible by the Ontario Trillium Foundation:
Multi-Arts Programming also sponsored by:
6. 2016 JAZZ IN MOTION PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Last year we celebrated the sixth annual Jazz in Motion Juried Photography Exhibition featuring photographs that best define the essence of Jazz Music, Jazz Musicians and the audience that supports them. It was a fantastic exhibition and I want to say a big thank you to all of our amazing participants! The 2015 winners of the Jazz in Motion Exhibition are as follows
1st Place – Michael Wiensczyk for his photograph “Stanley Clarke”
2nd place – Tony Gosgnach for his photograph “Bass Response”
3rd place – Tomas Rosenfeld for his photograph “Roy Hargrove”
Peoples Choice – Harold Staats for his photograph “Annie Lennox”
Over the past six years this popular event has drawn in the festival crowd to view the works of some of the best performance photographers in the city and abroad. This year due to high demand we are inviting artists that work in all mediums to the NEW 2016 Jazz in Motion Juried ART exhibition. We hope to be featuring photographs from our usual all star photographers as well as paintings, collage art, sculpture, illustration etc. We want to see your work that best defines the essence of Jazz Music, Jazz Musicians and the audience that supports them! The NEW 2016 Jazz in Motion Juried ART exhibition will be held at Above Ground Art Supplies galleries at the Toronto – Downtown location (OCAD/AGO, 74 McCaul St) and at the Toronto-East location (Beaches, 1842 Queen St. E) from July 21 – August 10 2016.
SEND IN YOUR SUBMISSION, BIO AND APPLICATION TODAY!
The Deadline for Submissions to the Jazz in Motion Art Exhibition is July 8, 2016
For more info on how to enter the exhibition, the call for submissions and application please contact Curator of Exhibitions Joanna Katchutas at Multiartsbeachesjazz@gmail.com
7. 2016 JAZZ IN MOTION INSTAGRAM CONTEST
Submit your photos into the Jazz in Motion Instagram contest! Tag a photo @Jazz_in_Motion on Instagram with your copyright and bio on your post to be entered to win great prizes like gift bags worth $100 from Above Ground Art Supplies, backstage passes to shoot at the 28th annual BIJF and more!
We want to see your photos that best define the essence of jazz music, jazz musicians and the audience which supports them.
Tag your posts today!
8. LIVE-PAINTING-TO-LIVE-MUSIC IN WOODBINE PARK
In 2014 Heather Sinnott wowed the crowd at the BIJF with her amazing live painting to the beat of the Main stage. Heather will be returning to the stage this summer at the 28th annual BIJF to continue work on her Jazz series live at the Woodbine Park Main Stage on Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th.