ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA
Mississauga’s Public Art Gallery
300 City Centre Dive
Exciting exhibitions and programmes showcasing the best in regional, national and international contemporary art.
ARTISTS IN MOMENTUM
Artists in Momentum – AIM, acts as a revolving door connecting the artist and the community, while nurturing and sustaining the spirit of the individual. Working on a project by project basis, AIM uses art as the foundation to promote mental well being through visual self expression and creativity in the workplace, and in the community.
The Blackwood Gallery is a contemporary art centre situated on the University of Toronto Mississauga campus, and dedicated to open, public research. We present curated exhibitions featuring the work of local, national, and international professional artists in three spaces: the Blackwood Gallery in room 140 of the Kaneff Centre on Inner Circle Road, the e|gallery on the ground floor of the Communication, Culture, and Information Technology Building (CCT), and the Bernie Miller Lightbox on the outside of William Davis Building.
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY MISSISSAUGA
The Chamber Music Society of Mississauga is a registered, charitable and incorporated presenting arts organization in Mississauga. All CMSM programs rely on donations and funding from individuals, grants, businesses and other organizations.
COW OVER MOON THEATRE
Cow Over Moon was founded in March 1995 by a group of grade 11 and 12 students at Cawthra Park Secondary School in Mississauga. The troupe of volunteers performed adapted versions of classic fairy tales children’s stories in malls, schools and at special events in Mississauga. Since then the company has developed its unique way of retelling famous children’s stories through improvisation while delighting audiences in both Mississauga and Toronto for over 17 years.
Combining poetry with art to communicate and connect, we fuel engaging exchanges that expand awareness and alter perceptions of our world and ourselves, creating the space for healing. CreateConvergence is Angela Chao (Visual Artist) and Susan Ksiezopolski (poet). www.createconvergence.com
FROG IN HAND
Frog in Hand began with a cast of frogs performing circus tricks under the artistic direction of two sisters, Noelle Hamlyn and Colleen Snell, who were one and five years old at the time. From this whimsical debut springs our firm belief that art begins in humble places – including the mud and grass of the backyard. Building on this modest foundation we have formed a diverse collective of dancers, fight choreographers, musicians, actors, spoken word poets, costume designers and visual artists who come together to create cross-disciplinary performances in unusual spaces. Our collective has national and international professional experience, having trained and performed in Canada (Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal), the United States (Chicago, Miami, New York), Japan, China, Korea, India, Ireland, Israel, Australia and England. Frog in Hand has received commissions from the Canada Council for the Arts (2016), the Ontario Arts Council (2014/15/16/17), the Guelph Dance Festival, Hillside Inside Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, Kitchener Waterloo’s Night/Shift, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario’s Culture Days, the Mississauga Waterfront Festival, Springboard Danse Montreal (2015) and the Banff Centre for the Arts (Colleen: Creative Gesture dance/Noelle: costume practicum). Frog in Hand has created and produced many dance works – mostly site specific projects incorporating theatrical and visual elements. We’ve worked in parks, gazebos, a public water fountain, staircases, an abandoned gun factory, an elevator, art galleries, street corners and various theatres. Frog in Hand incorporated as a not-for profit in 2016.
LIVING ARTS CENTRE
The Living Arts Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that operates the premiere arts and culture facility located in the heart of Mississauga. A dynamic and accessible gathering place for creativity, the Centre welcomes more than 400,000 discerning and culturally diverse visitors annually. The Living Arts Centre is dedicated to being a place for global engagement in the arts, housing a stunning landmark atrium, three presentation-ready theatres, seven professional craft studios, and an attractive in-house restaurant and burgeoning catering operation. Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Centre plays host to hundreds of performing arts, educational, community, and corporate events and activities each year, continuing its mission to promote Arts for Life.
MISSISSAUGA ARTS COUNCIL
Established in 1981 by City Resolution, is a non-profit registered charity governed by a Board of Directors. Our mission is “to foster and develop, support and champion a vibrant, dynamic arts community in the city of Mississauga through services, to enrich the lives of its citizens.” We are the most comprehensive resource for arts and entertainment information in the city of Mississauga. We support and promote the activities of over 215 arts organizations (representing more than 23,000 artists) and several hundred individual members.
Visit us at www.mississaugaartscouncil.com or call us at 905-615-4278. We are located at 300 City Centre Dr., Suite 1055.
MISSISSAUGA BIG BAND JAZZ ENSEMBLE
The Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble is many things – a performer of classic big band standards, a collective that celebrates all the great jazz styles from bebop to the blues, an ensemble willing to follow the newest jazz directions, and a group of dedicated musicians who think that playing jazz of any style is just plain fun. Join us and share the joys of jazz – at a concert, at your special event, on the radio, or even in your own living room. Jazz is alive and well and happening every time the MBBJE performs.
MISSISSAUGA CHORAL SOCIETY
Led by Artistic Director, Mervin William Fick, MCS Chorus is committed to the classical choral repertoire, strong community engagement and vital educational programming. Founded in 1975 as a large (80 voice) oratorio society, the choir evolved to its current musical ensemble as a chamber choir of approximately 30 auditioned singers.
MCS Chorus offers a diversified season of extensive community engagement events, multi-generational musical education programming and ticketed concerts. This wide range of programming compliments other music organizations, offering additional options for audience engagement within the city. Through meaningful strategic partnerships, MCS Chorus reaches and engages a significant number of communities within the city, embracing Mississauga’s many multi-generational diversities.
MISSISSAUGA FESTIVAL CHOIR
The Mississauga Festival Choir was founded in 1984 to honour the City of Mississauga’s 10th anniversary. It has been an integral part of the city’s arts scene ever since, providing exemplary music education and performances to the people of Mississauga. Founded by Dr. Lori-Anne Dolloff and led by David Ambrose since 2006, MFC is a true community choir open to all singers–no audition is necessary.
MISSISSAUGA POTTERS’ GUILD
The Mississauga Potters’ Guild, founded in 1978, is a non-profit volunteer organization. The Guild is run by members who have a passion for working in clay. Our members range from hobby to professional potters. The Guild has three levels of membership: General, Studio and Resident Artists. The members work together to advance the art and craft of pottery, maintain a studio with 24/7 access, offer classes and workshops for members and non-members, holds monthly meeting for members and participates in a variety of activities to showcase the work of members including exhibitions and sales. The Guild participates in community events such as Culture Days and Mississauga Waterfront Festival throughout the year. The studio is opened to the community Sunday afternoons so that anyone interested can come and experience working with clay.
MISSISSAUGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra has been active in Mississauga since 1972. It has been a resident tenant inside the Living Arts Centre since 1997. The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra has grown significantly in both membership and profile, and is now proudly designated as one of Mississauga’s six pillar institutions of arts, culture and heritage. Under the direction of Maestro Denis Mastromonaco since 2013, the orchestra continues to offer entertaining and increasingly sophisticated programs from classical and popular repertoires of symphonic music performed to the highest artistic standards. With the inclusion of the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2013, the organization has become the centre of classical music in Mississauga, built around the pillars of music education, performance and entertainment.
MISSISSAUGA WRITERS GROUP
We are a group of writers who have established this forum to share our experiences and pursue our dreams through creativity, knowledge and mutual respect. We want to learn from our strengths and talents and have enjoyable and stimulating conversations that only writers can relate to! We would love to have writers from our community join us. All aspiring and established writers are most welcome. We believe we all have something special inside us. Come explore your talent with the Mississauga Writers Group!
PEEL ART GALLERY, MUSEUM + ARCHIVES (PAMA)
Formerly known as the Peel Heritage Complex, PAMA serves the Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga), a growing municipality with a population of over one million individuals from diverse backgrounds.
PAMA has a rich history from the origins of the Peel County Courthouse, Jail, Office Building and Registry Office, to its recent expansion. These historical milestones are a testament to the heritage of Peel Region and PAMA’s integral place within this history.
www.pama.peelregion.ca or 905-791-4055
PORT CREDIT VILLAGE PROJECT
Founded in 2001, Port Credit Village Project (PCVP) is non-profit organization of community volunteers. Our common goal is to enhance the distinctive character of our “jewel by the lake” – the community of Port Credit and to connect people with the rich cultural heritage of the area. In addition, our group strives to create opportunities for the community to come together to share experiences and to provide a forum for the expression of ideas with the ambition of establishing a community driven vision that can help to shape and influence the future of the Port Credit community. Port Credit Village Project is divided into four working circles.
Samantha’s Gallery was founded in 2004 to showcase extraordinary Latin American artists and the culture of our Hispanic roots and continent. The vision of the gallery is to promote the beauty and richness of our 21 countries and ancestrial towns, from which our artists are from.
Nelson & Fanny Beltran
1287 Playford Rd,
Email: [email protected]
SAMPRADAYA DANCE CREATIONS
SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations is at the forefront of South Asian dance in Canada.
At the core of the Company’s artistic vision is the belief that dance is a powerful vehicle to communicate the magic, beauty and mystery of life. The dynamic work of the Company is inspired by the ability of dance to excite the imagination of its audiences, become an agent for change in society, reflect the hybridism of our lives and transcend the borders of culture, religion and ethnicity. Creatively, SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations’ work is based in the classical form of bharatanatyam . Yet its versatility and strength lie in its diverse innovative inter-cultural works. Inspired by the rich traditions of South Asian performing arts, the works of SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations attempt to bridge the vibrant continuum of traditional and contemporary, invigorating the classicism with fresh meaning, both in its movement syntax and experimental themes. Founded in 1990 by Artistic Director Lata Pada, C.M. SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations is an internationally recognized Canadian dance company committed to showcasing bharatanatyam as a universal art form as it explores diverse movement styles, contemporary themes and innovative dance creations. Under Ms. Pada’s artistic stewardship and supported by the Board’s strategic visioning, SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations serves a diverse populace. It has grown over the years into an active and vibrant organization leading the development of South Asian dance in Canada. The Company proudly celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2015.
SAWITRI THEATRE GROUP
SAWITRI Theatre Group is an incorporated not-for-profit theatre organization, based in Mississauga. Its mission is to educate, inform, entertain and heal through the arts, especially theatre. Presenting original, challenging and exciting works of established as well as emerging artists, SAWITRI Theatre Group is known to take risks, bringing unique theatre experiences every year to its audiences. SAWITRI Theatre Group collaborates with other arts organizations to present festivals and other events. SAWITRI’s projects are usually women-centric or youth focused and explore issues surrounding identity, relationships, self-image and self-esteem, mental health, abuse, loneliness, etc. Founded on 11th January 2003 and led by professional artists from India, SAWITRI Theatre Group started out as a project-based theatre group in 2003.
SMALL ARMS SOCIETY
The Small Arms Society (SAS) originally formed in 2008 with a core group of dedicated community-minded individuals who formed the Lakeview Legacy Community Foundation (LLCF) in response to the proposed demolition of the Small Arms Inspection Building in the Lakeview neighbourhood of Mississauga. At the time, the building was owned by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). The LLCF recognized the local and national historic importance of the building and site including the significant contribution of the women and men who worked there. Through the efforts of the LLCF and community, the City of Mississauga designated the property under the Ontario Heritage Act in the spring of 2009. In 2014 the LLCF incorporated as the Small Arms Society, a non-profit corporation under the Ontario Corporations Act to continue to represent the community in championing the preservation and adaptive reuse of the Small Arms Inspection Building into a Creative Hub. SAS believes that this important addition to the Lakeview area and surrounding communities will contribute to ongoing community revitalization and neighbourhood renewal in the area. In 2016 the City of Mississauga committed to purchase the building and five acres of adjacent land from the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). The acquisition of the building and land was completed in the April 2017. The TRCA still owns approximately 9.7 hectares (24 acres) of property adjacent to the building and lands acquired by the City of Mississauga. SAS remains committed to working with the City, the community and key stakeholders in transforming the Small Arms Inspection Building and site into a Creative Hub and ensuring the creative and collaborative use of spaces with a dynamic mix of arts, heritage, environmental sciences and technology endeavours.
Studio.89 is a social enterprise project of YTGA. Youth Troopers for Global Awareness is a youth-led non profit mobilizing and empowering young people for social justice through the arts. Born in 2006 in Mississauga, Ontario, YTGA was founded by a group of very passionate students determined to bring about awareness of global and local issues through creative writing, visual art, theatre, and spoken word. We aim to be accessible and inclusive to all youth, all over the world! The Studio.89 space & revenues support our programming. Studio.89 is not your average cafe. To begin with, we are a non profit organization. We provide a free space for events, workshops and resources. We encourage arts, activism, empowerment, & conscious consumerism with a specific focus on youth leadership, employment, and volunteerism. We aim to be all sorts of awesome by providing fair trade, organic, bird-friendly, and rain forest certified coffee, along with other ethical and yummy treats and products, the sale of which (your purchases) support our community programming! We aim to benefit humans, animals, and the planet in all that we do.
Theatre Unlimited is a community-based musical theatre group established in Mississauga in 1989. The group is committed to supporting the arts and culture in the City of Mississauga by entertaining the community with quality musical theatre productions. Part of Music Theatre Mississauga and the Encore Series, Theatre Unlimited is one of five groups that showcases a musical production annually at Meadowvale Theatre. Theatre Unlimited is a registered, not-for-profit charitable organization.
THE CANADIAN ARABIC ORCHESTRA
The Canadian Arabic Orchestra is a registered charity dedicated to reviving fine Arabic music, arts and culture in Canada, and to building bridges across cultural divide by incorporating music from other Canadian cultural groups in our repertoire. The CAO tours different Canadian cities and organizes an annual Festival of Arabic Music and Arts in the GTA every fall.
THE MUSIC QUADRANT
The Music Quadrant is an intensive 360 academic program that offers mentorship and education in the business of music. The curriculum is designed and delivered to provide the aspiring artists with the skills, tools and knowledge required in creating, marketing, and commercializing their talent on a local, national and international level. The program is facilitated by a passionate group of business and creative professionals. Guest facilitators include legendary music executives as well as Grammy-award-winning song writers, producers and taste makers. All participants are committed to ensuring the success of Canadian talent. To learn more call or email Sarah-Jean at 905-615-4446 or email [email protected]
VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA AT RIVERWOOD
Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood is a leading provider of visual arts programming for children, teens, adults and seniors. VAM’s team of artist instructors offer over 200 classes, workshops, and camps. Courses and workshops cover all levels and mediums – acrylic, oil, watercolour, drawing, clay, wire sculpture and mixed media over 10, 8 and 4 week sessions. VAM also hosts special workshops and exhibitions by VAM member artist groups throughout the year. Major events include Art in the Park (September), the Holiday Artisan Marketplace (November), the Annual Juried Show hosted by the Art Gallery of Mississauga, now in its 38th year (January), the Members’ Show & Sale (March), the Children’s Art Celebration (June). The VAM Gallery hosts member exhibitions September-June.
Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood
4170 Riverwood Park Lane
Mississauga, ON L5C 2S7
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