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Fire Keeper, Raiden Levesque Talk

As part of HOME(LAND): Lighting Souls Exhibition, Fire Keeper, Raiden Levesque  talks about the element of fire and its correlation with the element of the wind and their many meanings and roles for different indigenous communities.

Raiden, also known as White Bear Standing, was born in Mississauga, Ontario, and is part of The Thunderbird Clan. Raiden is a citizen of The Métis Nation Of Ontario, his ancestors have Irish, French, Cree, Saulteaux, and Dakota ancestry. Raiden loves to participate in ceremonies any chance he can, and is considered as an Oshkabewis (helper), Traditional Knowledge keeper, and Fire Keeper.

Julián Carvajal Biography

Julián Carvajal (he/him) is a Toronto-based award-winner creator & producer of experiences.  This  Queer Latinx Colombian Canadian Arts Manager/Producer has over 21 years of experience managing, curating and delivering arts festivals and cultural events. He is the Event Producer of the largest PanAmerican Food and Music Festival in Canada, Mentor in Residence at the Neighbourhood Arts Network while working at North York Arts,  StreetARToronto and producing "In My Element(s) Symposia" for ArtWorkxTO.

Julián has collaborated with organizations and artists from 5 continents on multiple artistic projects. He has mentored over 400 self-identified artists for the past 10 years. He is passionate about building meaningful relationships; helping others to navigate the art sector in the city while collaborating with others to co-create an anti-oppressive and more diverse and inclusive vision of the art sector in Tkaronto.

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ArtworxTO Hub WEST | Cloverdale Common

250 The East Mall, Toronto, ON M9B 3Y8

Curator: Claudia Arana

Cloverdale Mall is a west end focal point where creative communities are catalysts for neighbourhood transformation. Pass through this year for interactive installations and multimedia exhibitions including the exhibition series HOME(LAND) curated by Claudia Arana; digital arts experiences using Virtual and Augmented Reality with Arts Etobicoke; and a community engaged project online conversations by Farrah Miranda with Lakeshore Arts.