Monday, 21 May 2012 11:01
Walking Art Tour dazzles Mississauga Residents
The Mississauga Arts Council's Association of Young Artists is in the Limelight! The Mississauga Arts Council was thrilled to attract over 100 people to its inaugural Limelight Arts Crawl presented on Saturday May 5th, 2012. The exciting event was presented as part of National Youth Week in Mississauga. Members of MAC's Limelight Association of Young Artists took over the downtown core as they presented live breakdancing featuring Frost Flow and Damon Pfaff, musical performances by rock band SEAM, Arlene Paculan, Jennifer Cortez, James Faulkner, soprano Sandra Cina and Iman Wain. There were also moving spoken word performances by artists Matt Miller and Jay T presented in the Great Hall. As well as a film screening by filmmaker Jeff PIke.
Beginning on the lawn on the Living Arts Centre, arts crawl tour guide, singer/songwriter Sean Sroka, took Mississauga residents on an unforgettable tour of cutting edge arts and culture in the City. The tour included stops at the Living Arts Centre's Laidlaw Gallery and the Mississauga YMCA to enjoy the new Limelight exhibit "The Woman In Us." The new show featured hot and fresh art work by Mississauga artist Aveen Ismail. Presented in time for Mother's Day, the show is a celebration of womanhood and features original portraits while exploring healthy body image and self-esteem.
The event finished off with an open mic hosted by local singer/songwriter Iman Wain with a surprise musical performance by Joel Martin. An enthusiastic audience gathered in the Living Arts Centre's Rogers Theatre to enjoy a fabulous mix of spoken word, folk, pop, rap and R&B.
Miss the event? No worries! Come and join us at our next Open Mic in the amphitheatre at Celebration Square on Wednesday June 13, 2012. All artists looking to perform are asked to call the Mississauga Arts Council office at 905-615-4278.
The Mississauga Arts Council wishes to extend a big thank you to the Living Arts Centre which sponsored the event as well as Boston Pizza which is the new sponsor of MAC's Limelight Association of Young Artists. Thank you to the City of Mississauga's Culture Division for helping to make the event possible as well as Second Cup. MAC would also like to thank the Mississauga YMCA for exhibiting the work of our young artists.
MAC's Limelight Association of Young Artists is made possible with generous funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Mississauga Arts Council wishes to thank its funders including the City of Mississauga, the Hazel McCallion Foundation for Arts, Culture and Heritage, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council and the Community Foundation of Mississauga.