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Don’t You Forget About Me is a collaboration between Karen Miranda Augustine and Ilene Sova. This exhibition will be a featured show in the Nuit Rose festival on June 25th. The reception will take place June 22nd at Artscape Youngplace. To read more about this collaboration visit the website here.

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After facilitating 19 international artists for 10 days on Toronto Island at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Sova and her fellow residency artists will have an Open Studio on May 22 featuring their work in progress. Come by, meet the artists and socialize at the gorgeous island residency!

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Painting of Alex, Lung Recipient, Oil on Canvas, 4 x 5 feet

 

In partnership with the Ontario Trillium Gift of Life Network, Sova, was invited by curator Raquel Vilhena to develop a series of portraits of people whose lives are affected by organ donation. The show will be used as a vehicle to support awareness around registering to be an organ donor. The show will include Sova’s Portraits and the organ series of sculptures of Portuguese artist David Oliveria.

The show  will be held at Walnut Contemporary for the month of April.

Opening Reception April 2nd, 3:00 – 6:00

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

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Sova’s studio collective Walnut Studios is holding their Holiday Open House! Come and see her work and meet her in person with 45 other artists in many disciplines!

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Sova’s Grace Jones Painting on Glass was donated to the Girls Art League Auction which was included in their annual exhibition gala.

“Founded in 2014, Girls’ Art League (GAL) is a Toronto-based arts organization with the mission of empowering girls and women through the visual arts. Girls of all artistic abilities, socio-economic backgrounds, and lived experiences should have the opportunity to develop and exercise their artistic voice. We believe that this artistic voice and an empowered creative practice are cultivated when we connect, share and learn from each other.”

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Feminist Art Conference 2015 Exhibition at OCADU 100 McCaul Toronto On.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The art chosen for this year’s Feminist Art Conference will be on display in OCAD University’s Great Hall from September 14-27, 2015.

Exhibition Hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday: 8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
*On Sunday, September 27, the exhibition will open at 9:45 a.m.

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PUMP UP THE FAC!

Come out to Support the Feminist Art Conference August 27th

Networking and Inspiration Party to support the 2015 Feminist Art Conference (FAC)

With Special Musical Guest LAL !!!!

Younger than Beyonce Gallery

563 Dundas Street East, Suite 201,

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May 9th to May 23rd Feminist Art Residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point

Sova was invited to facilitate a feminist art residency on the Toronto Islands at ArtScape’s island Studios. Artists will be coming from as far away as Norway, Australia, Edmonton, Yukon, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal. The Open Studio Exhibition will be May 22nd.

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May 2nd, 2015 Upcoming – Mixed Art Conference and Art Show at 416 Gallery

Sova’s work will be featured at the MIXED Conference and Exhibition in Toronto

The aim of this multidisciplinary art conference is to co-create an inclusive dialogue about racialized mixed identities and lived realities through an intersectional lens.

*FREE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – LIMITED CAPACITY*

“Un-Conference”: attendees and facilitators will be able to engage with one another in dynamic group discussions filled with peer-to-peer sharing and learning. The contributions of all racialized participants are encouraged to be represented, acknowledged and honoured.

Multidisciplinary: the event promises to deliver something for everyone. There will be a curated art exhibit, live artistic performances and opportunities for attendees to co-animate the space.

Keynote Speakers: M.I.X.E.D. is proud to have community activist and educator Kim Katrin Milan and professor Dr. Minelle Mahtani to deliver opening and closing remarks at our inaugural event.

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March 8th, 2015

There will also be a roundtable on Feminism in the Arts including panelists Ilene Sova (Founder of the Feminist Arts Conference), Lynx Sainte-Marie (Founder of QueerofGender), and Megan Patterson (from Paper Droids).

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March 1st, 2015

FAC was invited by Daniels Spectrum Regent Park to curate the space for International Women Day for the month of March. Sova facilitated the call for submissions and coordinated the installation, marketing and promotion of the show with the FAC Committee.

Read a wonderful review of the exhibition in the Torontoist below:

Feminist Art: Neither Here nor There, but Everywhere

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February 18th, 2015

Sova has been invited by Southern University New York Genesco to have an exhibition of the work (February 11 to March 11 ) and do an all university lecture for the students on the Missing Women project

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December 4th, 2015 – Missing Women Project at the Montreal Massacre Remembrance

Sova was invited to speak at the Sandgate Shelter’s Montreal Massacre’s memorial event tonight at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts with the Missing Women Project – what an amazing evening of advocacy for Violence Against Women  prevention!

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October 9th, 2015

Missing Women Project at the Women’s Forum

Some very exciting news for the Missing Women Project. Ilene Sova has been invited by MP Peggy Nash and MP Niki Ashton to bring paintings to the Women’s Forum on October 30th in Ottawa to be featured in their community section.

“Women’s Forum serves to meet to better understand the challenges faced by Canadian women. The panel discussion will explore various aspects of gender inequality and present solutions for the future. Join us on October 30 in Ottawa or online we will plan the future!”

Programme:
http://nikiashton.ndp.ca/women-s-forum-des-femmes-2014-prog
Website:
http://wfdf.ca/

Some very exciting news for the Missing Women Project. I have been invited by MP Peggy Nash and MP Niki Ashton to bring paintings to the Women's Forum on October 30th in Ottawa to be featured in their community section. "Women's Forum serves to meet to better understand the challenges faced by Canadian women. The panel discussion will explore various aspects of gender inequality and present solutions for the future. Join us on October 30 in Ottawa or online we will plan the future!" Programme: http://nikiashton.ndp.ca/women-s-forum-des-femmes-2014-prog… Website: http://wfdf.ca/

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