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    Akin pop up w/ Kayla Polan

    Akin pop up w/ Kayla Polan

    ABOUT THE POP UPS: Discover the work of local artists and designers from Akin Collective Dufferin Studios and Pixel & Bristle Design Market as they set up shop at Drake Commissary.

    Akin Collective is a Toronto-based arts organization that provides affordable studio space as well as arts-based programming through it's sister non-profit organization, Akin Projects. Their studios provide a working environment that maintains a friendly and inspiring atmosphere where people can work on creative endeavors and entrepreneurial undertakings of all kinds. They build community through monthly art critiques, workshops, open studio events, gallery tours, exhibitions, as well as various other art projects.

    Calgary-born, Toronto based artist Kayla Polan is a multidisciplinary artist working across traditional and new media. She recently graduated with Distinction from the Ontario College of Art & Design University with a BFA major in Drawing & Painting. Her practice melds feminism and popular culture to investigate contemporary ideas about sexuality, fetishism, domesticity, autobiography, and consumer culture through the use of painting, sculpture, printmaking, and performance. She has received multiple awards for her work, including the Sparkbox Studio Emerging Artist Award. Her work has been exhibited in several group exhibitions in Canada and Europe.

    • Venue: Drake Commissary
    • Type: Art
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    • Time: Sept. 25, 2017, 2 p.m.