Press Mentions

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Power Plant Artist in residence

September 2017

About Power Youth

"The Power Plant's Contemporary Art Gallery's Power Youth outreach program provides youth with a better understanding of contemporary art practices as well as access to cultural resources, all while giving them an opportunity to discuss the issues and topics that impact their lives.

About the Power Youth Artists-in-Residence

Power Youth's Artists-in-Residence are selected directly by youth from the program's partnering communities. Six artists were selected to interview for the two clubhouses–either Regent Park & Alexandra Park OR Weston-Mount Dennis & Lawrence Heights–and each clubhouse then voted on artists based on a number of criteria. The selection process is a unique feature of the program, aiming to highlight the importance of the youth's proactive participation and foster ownership and continued engagement in the program."

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Toronto Metro

September 2016

Toronto libraries giving platform to local artists this fall

"Program from the Toronto Public Library brings artists in residence to teach the public hands-on experience creating art.

The Toronto Public Library wants you to check out some art.

From September to December, 10 local artists will spend time at 10 different library branches every week, giving hands-on workshops in different artistic disciplines – everything from music composition and digital storytelling to map-making and Korean drumming.

It’s part of a partnership with Toronto Arts Council, and an attempt to diversify programming at branches outside the downtown core, said library manager Penny Griffin."