Paralia, in partnership with East End Arts and Children’s Peace Theatre, presents the event “Stories Untold” which will feature two experienced artists who will share their stories and challenges while trying to establish as an artist in Canada. These artists will also have the opportunity to introduce their works.
Come meet Toronto’s local artists from all over the world! The event will be followed by an hour mix and mingle over hot cocoa, coffee, and snacks. Take the opportunity to ask as many questions as you want and do some networking.
The Venezuelan artist Mirna Chacín will be one of the artists featured in this event. Mirna discovered her passion for photography as a means of artistic expression when she was an architecture student. In 1988, her debut in Fine Arts earned her the first prize in photography in the Visual Arts Biennale of Maracaibo, Venezuela. After many solo exhibitions, she has recently participated in collective art exhibitions all over the world.
Shortly before immigrating to Canada in 2011, Universidad del Zulia (LUZ) awarded Mirna The Francisco Hung Bracho Medal for her artistic achievements in Venezuela.
She is currently, working to develop her new media art project: Dancing with the Devils and on the curatorial phase of the series: Children of Dawn and Toronto Summer Daydreams. Mirna lives in Toronto and is an active member of The Neighbourhood Arts Network and G44 Center for the Contemporary Photography.
Tania Iraheta is a Chilean visual artist and arts teacher who has been practicing art for about fifteen years. Although she has been more focused on teaching, Tania has been part of many collective exhibitions since 2004. She holds a diploma in Graphic Design from George Brown College.
In 2010 she was awarded an Access and Career Development Grant by the Ontario ArtsCouncil which allowed her to attend the Toronto School of Art but she is mainly self taught. She is the art instructor for Pinceles Latinos which is an art studio located in North York. Pinceles Latinos (Latin Brushes) offers visual arts workshops for the Latin American community as part of Casa Maiz Cultural Centre. Through these workshops that Tania conducts during each year at Casa Maiz as well as other organizations, she has been able to demonstrate her tremendous desire to have a positive effect on the lives of people in the community.
Wednesday March 4, 2015, 2-4pm
At Children’s Peace Theatre, 305 Dawes Road, Toronto
How can you get here? Take the 23 bus at Main Street Subway Station and get off at the “Park Vista ” stop. Walk into the park and follow the path for a couple of minutes.