April 02

Slow Art Day @The Power Plant -a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover the joy of looking at and loving art!

Slow Down with The Power Plant Slow Art DaySaturday, 10 April 2021, 2 PM | OnlineSlow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover the joy of looking at and loving art! Embrace the art of slow looking with us as we join over 100 institutions worldwide to host Slow Art Day, an event meant to encourage and support you through the meditative practice of looking at art slowly.

From 2 PM, we will make our way through our virtual exhibitions and then look in silence at four artworks from our Fall 2020 season including works by Nathan E. Carson and Howie Tsui for 10 minutes each. Participants are invited to meet afterwards to discuss any observations made while taking the time to slow down. JOIN US FOR SLOW ART DAYExperience art and make personal discoveries and connections by observing elements of art, principles of design, medium, size, depiction, and intended meaning. Here’s a sneak peek of next week’s program with a painting by Nathan E. Carson:Nathan Eugene Carson, Them, 2020. Mixed media on paper, 18 x 36 in.Does this artwork represent something recognizable? 
Is it abstracted? Is it non-representational? 
What do you think is important about shape or colour in this work?

An accompanying worksheet with prompts will be available on thepowerplant.org to guide participants through Slow Art Day.More Upcoming Public ProgramsPOWER OF THE POETS 2
April 2021 | OnlineThe Power Plant and the Toronto International Festivals of Authors are excited to co-present POWER OF THE POETS 2 an ekphrastic poetry contest!

Ekphrastic poetry s poetry written about a work of art, often striving to connect what we see with feelings, memories and other insights. In celebration of April as National Poetry Month we invite YOU to write your own ekphrastic poem, inspired by one of The Power Plant’s Fall 2020 exhibitions:

·Howie Tsui: From swelling shadows, we draw our bows
·Manuel Mathieu: World Discovered Under Other Skies
·Nathan Eugene Carson: Cut from the same cloth

Submissions are due via this form by 11:59 PM on Friday, 30 April 2021 and will be pre-judged by Roland Gulliver, Director of TIFA, then judged by Elder Duke Redbird. Winners and Honourable Mentions will receive prize packs from TIFA and The Power Plant!
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 LEARN MOREBlack Curators Forum: Indigenous Curators CollectiveFriday, 9 April 2021, 5 PM | OnlineRyan Rice and Camille Usher join the Black Curators Forum to present the Indigenous Curators Collective’s foundation, structure, and functions.

Ryan Rice, Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawake, is an independent curator and is currently an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Liberal Arts / School of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University (Toronto, ON).

Camille Georgeson-Usher is a Coast Salish / Sahtu Dene / Scottish scholar, artist, and writer from Galiano Island, British Columbia which is the land of the Penelakut Nation. 

This program is for Black Curators Forum members only. If you’re interested in attending, please contact blackcuratorsforum@gmail.com.

Field Trip: Jaret Vadera Saturday, 17 April 2021, 1 PM | OnlineJaret Vadera is a transdisciplinary artist whose work explores how different social, technological, and cognitive processes shape and control the ways that we see the world around and within us. He will discuss his work with Josh Heuman, The Power Plant’s Curator of Education and Public Programs.
 JOIN ONLINE HEREVisit The Power Plant Virtually!The Power Plant invites you to view a Virtual Tour of our Fall 2020 season, featuring solo exhibitions by Nathan E. CarsonManuel Mathieu, and Howie Tsui

Slow Looking: A Guided Audio Tour
The Power Plant invites all visitors, including those who are blind or who have low vision, for a guided audio tour Fall 2020 exhibitions. This recorded tour offers detailed descriptions of artwork, helping people form mental images of what they may not clearly see. The stops were created by gallery staff in consultation with Kat Germain.View All Upcoming Virtual ProgramsIn Conversation: Kate Taylor with Alan Schwartz, Hughes Charbonneau, and Manuel Mathieu 
Missed past programming like In Conversation: Kate Taylor with Alan Schwartz, Hughes Charbonneau, and Manuel Mathieu or  In Conversation: Roni Horn with Benjamin Moser? Visit the Switch On page to view Power Talks from Art TorontoField Trips, and more!VIDEO ROOM