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VAM CELEBRATES CREATIVE SENIORS ACROSS CITY OF MISSISSAUGA

Mississauga, ON – Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is pleased to celebrate the accomplishments of seniors from across the City of Mississauga who have recently participated in the organization’s acclaimed Art Reach for Older Adults Program. VAM is hosting several art exhibitions this week that showcase the creative works of senior groups including the Region of Peel’s Malton Village Adult Day Centre, Peel Senior Link and Credit Valley Seniors. All are welcome to the Credit Valley Senior’s art exhibit happening Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 1pm, at South Common Community Centre located at 2233 South Millway, Mississauga, Ontario.


“VAM has had fantastic support for our new program which is designed to enrich the lives of older adults with visual arts,” explains VAM Executive Director Annis Karpenko. “We were pleased to offer four months of subsidized art workshops to seniors with Peel Senior Link, The Region of Peel’s Malton Village Adult Day Centre and the Credit Valley Seniors. We are completing our pilot program by celebrating the accomplishments of our seniors with exhibits at each of our centres.”  
 
ArtReach for Older Adults offers exciting art workshops under the guidance of professional artist instructors to older adult centers across the City of Mississauga.  This program has brought the creative experiences offered at VAM out into the community and has inspired and built confidence in individuals that might not have regular access to VAM’s programs. Art Reach for Older Adults encourages social participation and inclusion for older adults while promoting volunteerism.

After the success of this pilot program, VAM is pleased to now offer ArtReach for Older Adults to senior clubs and groups throughout the Region of Peel. Groups can book a one-time session (for up to 12 people) for $180, a mini-series (4 sessions) or a full-series (8 sessions). Senior clubs and groups are welcome to visit http://www.visualartsmississauga.com/education/artreach-for-older-adults/, call 905-277-4313 or email artreach@visualartsmississauga.com for more details.

Art Reach for Older Adults is made possible with generous funding provided through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.  ArtReach for Older Adults is presented with support from the City of Mississauga, Mississauga Seniors Council, Peel Senior Link and the Region of Peel.

ABOUT VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA AT RIVERWOOD:  VAM was founded in 1978 and strives to enrich community life by fostering an appreciation of the arts through active involvement in a variety of creative experiences. VAM offers a variety of studio arts courses for adults, teens and children as well as summer camps, school programs, exhibitions, Artsy Parties and ArtReach for schools and corporate team-building. Please visit www.visualartsmississauga.com for more details.

The AGM and VAM present VAM38: The 38th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts Featuring Up-and-coming Artists

MISSISSAUGA – Since 1987 the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) has hosted this annual exhibition celebrating collaboration with Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood. VAM is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a mission to enrich community life by fostering an appreciation of the arts through active involvement in a variety of creative experiences. This annual collaboration with VAM is among the many ways by which the AGM activates its mandate to “bring art to the community and the community to art.” as well as the Gallery’s mission to Engage. Think. Inspire.

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Call For Entry – Mississauga Central Library Architextural Identities

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood (VAM) is pleased to present a new opportunity for visual artists to showcase their creative works. VAM is currently accepting submissions from emerging and established artists for its upcoming exhibition ARCHITEXTURAL IDENTITIES at the Mississauga Central Library located at 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West in Mississauga. The exhibition will run from December 7, 2015 to January 30, 2016 providing selected artists with the chance to showcase their works for 50 days.

“We are thrilled to present new opportunities for artists to benefit from increased exposure,” says Executive Director Annis Karpenko. “The first exhibition we presented with the Mississauga Central Library, Art in Motion, celebrated the creative energy that surrounded the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. The exhibition gave 40 Ontario artists exposure to a larger audience. ARCHITEXTURAL IDENTITIES offers experienced and emerging artists the same chance to again, showcase their work to a broader audience.”

ARCHITEXTURAL IDENTITIES, invites Ontario artists to explore an assemblage of shape, text, texture, and experience that forms the essential character or condition related to who a person or what an object is.

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VAM At Riverwood Shares Art Experiences With Older Adults

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Seniors are in the spotlight! Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is proud to launch its innovative ArtReach for Older Adults program today. VAM is pleased to share the magic of the arts with older adults across the City of Mississauga through its subsidized pilot program.

ArtReach for Older Adults offers exciting art workshops under the guidance of qualified instructors to the Region of Peel’s Malton Village, Peel Senior Link and South Common Community Centre. Seniors at these locations will take a creative journey as they explore four months of subsidized art classes.  It is estimated that hundreds of seniors will be impacted by the program which brings VAM’s popular art experiences out into the community.

VAM is pleased to partner with the Mississauga Senior Council (MSC) to launch the program. Representing more than 50 senior groups across the City of Mississauga, the MSC has offered its guidance and support of the program which will inspire and build confidence in individuals that might not have regular access to VAM programs. Participants will explore a variety of creative practices including painting, drawing, sculpture and more!

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38th Annual Juried Show Of Fine Arts  Call For Entry – Announcement Of Jurors

Mississauga, ON – Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood invites emerging and established artists living and working in Ontario to apply to participate in our 38th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts. The selected art works will be on display at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) from January 14, 2016 – February 13, 2016.

Open to all emerging and established artists in Ontario, the entry deadline for the show is midnight on Sunday November 15, 2015. Artists may submit one digital image of an original, recent piece (2013 – 2015) with bio and payment. For full details and payment information go to www.visualartsmississauga.com and find the Juried Show call under the EXHIBITIONS tab.

VAM is pleased to announce jurors for the 2016 Annual Juried Show are;
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