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The Backbone Slide

Kwame Delfish

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This artwork will be available from February 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022

The Backbone Slide is an interactive multimedia art installation that celebrates the strength and power of the Scarborough community for being the backbone of Toronto. This visual salute, draws inspiration from Scarborough Artist Maestro Fresh Wes’s seminal hit ‘Let Your Backbone Slide’. Using key Scarborough landmarks in its design and culminating with the creation of a community “backbone”. This community-engaged experiential installation features visual renderings and holistic activities that focus on spinal fitness as a way to highlight the massive way that Scarborough provides so much support to the way that Toronto thrives. It also serves as a reminder to take care of the thing that gives you the most support - your backbone.

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ArtworxTO Hub EAST | Scarborough Town Centre - PAST EXHIBITION

This hub was located at 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5

Curator: The Spoken Soul Collective

STC is well-known for its deep connections to creative communities, arts, culture and representing the people of Scarborough. The Spoken Soul Collective’s Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony, Dwayne Morgan and Randell Adjei continue to write this story through their curated exhibition "Scarborough: The Backbone" showcasing the wealth of talent in Toronto, in fun, engaging ways, while creating opportunities for the public to get in on the action. Stay tuned for workshops, programs and performances with hub partners Scarborough Arts.