Creative idea consultation, mentoring and collaboration Currently working in the Black community of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to activate the community through arts engagement, experimentation, collaboration and partnership, with the Afro Canadian Caribbean Association.
I am a Artistic Collaborator who has established independence as a curator, digital textiles designer and project manager for art and music events.
Between 2003 and 2020 my gallery @ 503 Queen St. East in Toronto, Ontario, Canada served as a collaborative endeavor with a focus on Jamaican visual artist Joshua Higgins and African Canadian visual artists.
Looking forward to most recent collaboration with Joshua Higgins and Oct 2023 exhibition event in the Rock Steady Room @ AC Marriott in Kingston, Jamaica.
Flash Back to August , 2007 @ StudioVisuals Celebration Exhibition with Joshua Higgins Appleton Rum & Sunshine Smoothies!
1.Boris & Patricia Rosolak 2. Sylvia, Camile Orridige & Anne Marie Bonner 3. Wayne, Sylvia, Sherrie Joshua & Merlene 4 Appleton Rum Representatives 5. Jamaica Consul General, Anne Marie Bonner 6. Stephanie & Joshua 7. Sonia & Jose Dancing 8. StudioVisuals yard shot 9. Joanne Anderson , Sunshine Shakes
In collaboration with the Afro Canadian Caribbean Association in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Fabric of the Diaspora Is a seniors wellness and engagement project working with textiles and the techniques of sewing, embroidery & applique to create embellished quilt squares which visualize the people/fabric of the Black diaspora of Hamilton. The project kicked off in Dec of 2021 with a lovely luncheon and speaker series . The pandemic put the project on hold until the spring of 2022. Meeting in the summer twice a month. The project is cyclical and is scheduled to begin again in December 2022.
Great Thanks to program assistant Charlene Forde-Smith M.Sc Candidate in Psychology Neuroscience & Behavioural Studies at McMaster University.