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Jan 23, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Twenty years of creating celebrated at Lakeshore Arts

Etobicoke Guardian

Lakeshore Arts launched a special new logo this week in celebration of its upcoming 20th anniversary in April.

“The Arts have contributed to the overall health and well being of this community and Lakeshore Arts has played a key role in its revitalization and livability,” Lakeshore Arts Executive Director Susan Nagy said in a statement Monday, noting that the new logo, designed by Humber College grad Alan Joson, will be used from January 2013 through to April 2014.

“We are very excited to invite our neighbours and the rest of the City to celebrate our past accomplishments, our current growth and our future endeavours.”

Over the last two decades, Lakeshore Arts has engaged more than 15,000 local children and youth in free, innovative activities and events; delivered more than 300 programs to all ages; celebrated a dynamic range of artistic disciplines; and showcased the work of more than 1,200 artists in its exhibitions and storefront gallery.

To mark its 20th anniversary, Lakeshore Arts will host a number of arts extravaganzas, including:

- Prestige: Through the Eyes of the Artist on April 18. This “little art show that was” is now a “sophisticated and acclaimed juried exhibition that attracts artists and jurors in all mediums from across the GTA and beyond.”

- Fun: Immerse yourself in a unique FUNdraising and happening on April 20. An ARTful Event will encourage participants to get involved and get their hands dirty: button making, dance lessons, henna art, palm reading, paper arts, pottery wheels, silent auction and more.

- Glitz: Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival on May 4 at the Assembly Hall. Now in its third year, this annual event was an instant hit with the community, bringing the blue carpet and downtown glitz to the Shore. Renowned film critic Richard Crouse plays the role of guide on a cinematic trip around the world that will leave audiences bewildered, laughing, crying and their spirits soaring. Industry professionals present mentorship opportunities and monetary awards to youth, emerging and established filmmakers.

Additional anniversary events are also being planned and will be announced as they are confirmed at www.lakeshorearts.ca

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