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August 6–12, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Monday, August 6, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Play Ludi by the Water

Monday, August 6, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Play the original Ludi game with family and friends in the breezy shade by the water on our custom-made game boards.

World Café

Monday, August 6, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

What are you in the mood for today? Thai? Latin? Indian? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Caribbean Faces

Monday, August 6, 2012
2:00pm

Have fun with the best face painting based on Caribbean children stories by master face painter Christopher Pinheiro.

Moko Jumbie: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad (For Kids!)

Monday, August 6, 2012
3:00pm – 6:00pm

An introductory workshop for kids on the traditions of Moko Jumbie (stilt-dancing spirit of the forest) and all of its transitions from Africa to the Caribbean and Canada.

Calypso Stars

Monday, August 6, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

The Calypso Stars showcase is a two-and-a-half hour Caribbean music concert featuring popular calypso singers performing original songs from the annual Calypso Tents Music Series (CTMS). Top Canadian soca artists and special guests round out the event.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Tools for Conviviality

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Tools for Conviviality

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Thursday, August 9, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Tools for Conviviality

Thursday, August 9, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Raymond Boisjoly - captured speech writing back: Toronto

Friday, August 10, 2012
Accessible onsite 24/7

Artist Raymond Boisjoly will produce captured speech writing back: Toronto, a public installation on the south façade of The Power Plant as part of The Power Plant’s Summer 2012 group exhibition Tools for Conviviality (June 30 – August 26, 2012).

Frost at the Gladstone: The Lives and Culture of the Sami People

Friday, August 10, 2012
Accessible onsite 24/7

Sami photographer Fred Ivar Utsi Klemetsen presents an exhibition of his work.

In My Own Eyes: Photostories by Aboriginal Youth

Friday, August 10, 2012
5:00am –11:30pm

Aboriginal youth share their stories with people across Ontario in the photographic exhibition In My Own Eyes (July 1 - September 30, 2012).

Not Forgetting

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

The exhibition Not Forgetting reminds us of the knowledge and experiences that come from our own lives, or those of our family and community.

NOT SO FAST

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

This exhibition brings together works by seven Indigenous artists who address the many products and by products of consumer society including communication, stereotypes, obsolescence, extinction, colonialism, fast food, ideas of tradition and more!

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight artists have an affinity with a particular material and focus-in on its meaning and trajectory across culture and geography.

Celebrating: Washi and Two Cultures

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am – 5:00pm

An exhibition of Japanese papermaking met by indigenous artists, most of whom are using it for the first time.

Exhibition - Red Runners

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am – 5:00pm

An exhibition hosted at the Bata Shoe Museum.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Museum of Inuit Art - Complimentary Guided Tours

Friday, August 10, 2012
11:00am

The Museum of Inuit Art offers complimentary guided tours of the museum every day during Planet InidgenUS.

Little Big Man Remix

Friday, August 10, 2012
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Tools for Conviviality

Friday, August 10, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Museum of Inuit Art - Complimentary Guided Tours

Friday, August 10, 2012
1:00pm

The Museum of Inuit Art offers complimentary guided tours of the museum every day during Planet InidgenUS.

World Café

Friday, August 10, 2012
6:00pm –12:00am

What are you in the mood for today? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Frost: The Lives and Culture of the Sami People

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm –11:00pm

Sami photographer Fred Ivar Utsi Klemetsen presents an exhibition of his work.

This We Know... An exhibition of recent work by students in the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program at OCAD University

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm –11:00pm

Students from the ABVC program at OCAD University strut their stuff at Planet IndigenUs in an exhibition highlighting the diversity and beauty of their art.

Lifestyle Zone

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm –11:00pm

Wanna relax by the waterfront? Come to the new Lifestyle Zone, sit back, Tweet, Instagram, snack and explore. Be a part of this new café culture!

Celebrating the Crossroads - Indigenous Café with Eddy Robinson

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

An intimate and interactive evening featuring stories and songs. Hosted by Eddy Robinson.

Raymond Boisjoly - captured speech writing back: Toronto

Saturday, August 11, 2012
Accessible onsite 24/7

Artist Raymond Boisjoly will produce captured speech writing back: Toronto, a public installation on the south façade of The Power Plant as part of The Power Plant’s Summer 2012 group exhibition Tools for Conviviality (June 30 – August 26, 2012).

Frost at the Gladstone: The Lives and Culture of the Sami People

Saturday, August 11, 2012
Accessible onsite 24/7

Sami photographer Fred Ivar Utsi Klemetsen presents an exhibition of his work.

In My Own Eyes: Photostories by Aboriginal Youth

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00am –11:30pm

Aboriginal youth share their stories with people across Ontario in the photographic exhibition In My Own Eyes (July 1 - September 30, 2012).

Exhibition - Red Runners

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am – 5:00pm

An exhibition hosted at the Bata Shoe Museum.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Not Forgetting

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

The exhibition Not Forgetting reminds us of the knowledge and experiences that come from our own lives, or those of our family and community.

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight artists have an affinity with a particular material and focus-in on its meaning and trajectory across culture and geography.

NOT SO FAST

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

This exhibition brings together works by seven Indigenous artists who address the many products and by products of consumer society including communication, stereotypes, obsolescence, extinction, colonialism, fast food, ideas of tradition and more!

Planet IndigenUS: Humber River Aboriginal Heritage Celebration

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

McMichael Water Trail gallery tours will take you on a journey across time, and Canada, through the art presently on display inside the gallery, while Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority leaders will offer a Discovery Hike along the banks of the Humber River.

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00am –10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Museum of Inuit Art - Complimentary Guided Tours

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00am

The Museum of Inuit Art offers complimentary guided tours of the museum every day during Planet InidgenUS.

Celebrating: Washi and Two Cultures

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm – 5:00pm

An exhibition of Japanese papermaking met by indigenous artists, most of whom are using it for the first time.

This We Know... An exhibition of recent work by students in the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program at OCAD University

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm –10:00pm

Students from the ABVC program at OCAD University strut their stuff at Planet IndigenUs in an exhibition highlighting the diversity and beauty of their art.

Frost: The Lives and Culture of the Sami People

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm –10:00pm

Sami photographer Fred Ivar Utsi Klemetsen presents an exhibition of his work.

Little Big Man Remix

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Tools for Conviviality

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Lifestyle Zone

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm –11:00pm

Wanna relax by the waterfront? Come to the new Lifestyle Zone, sit back, Tweet, Instagram, snack and explore. Be a part of this new café culture!

World Café

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm –12:00am

What are you in the mood for today? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Museum of Inuit Art - Complimentary Guided Tours

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00pm

The Museum of Inuit Art offers complimentary guided tours of the museum every day during Planet InidgenUS.

Creative Crafting - Look What I Can Do

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00pm – 8:00pm

Kids can sculpt and craft their artwork with colourful plastercine and beads.

Elder's Tent

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Take a relaxing break and rest your feet for a while in our Elder's Tent, an area for elders and their family to recharge their spirits and promote community relationships.

This We Know... Students of the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program at OCAD Artists' Talk

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join the students in the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program at OCAD as they talk about their work and the exhibition This We Know....

Family Fun Tent

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm – 6:00pm

The Family Fun Tent is a space where families can create art and learn more about First Nations culture.

Earthly Connections

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 5:00pm

Each of the sculptural pieces in this group exhibition encapsulates an element of Haudenosaunee worldviews, a nod to the past, and homage to the materials.

Greg Staats - A Retrospective

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 5:00pm

This solo retrospective exhibit highlights Six Nation's artist Greg Staats through a multi-faceted presentation of his works.

Rain Plan - Joe Harawira

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Harawira is a storyteller, expert in tikanga (protocols) and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

Teiotiokwaonháston / Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 5:00pm

Elizabeth Doxtater's solo work is a breathtaking homage made from corn husks.

Greg Staats - A Retrospective

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 5:00pm

This solo retrospective exhibit highlights Six Nation's artist Greg Staats through a multi-faceted presentation of his works.

Four From Six

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 5:00pm

Four Artists from Six Nations present photographs and paintings to confront and transgress Aboriginal art expectations.

Matthew Andrae

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Formidable guitarist Matthew Andrae performs.

A Tribe Called Red - Video & Music Mixing Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

A Tribe Called Red engages the audience in a video and music workshop discussing their craft.

First Nations Food Fusion Demo

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Rich Francis of Aboriginal Culinary Concepts in London, Ontario presents a Aboriginal Cuisine food fusion demo.

Miss Lou's Room - Rene Meshake

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Sometimes traditions, stories and languages get renewed within a generation. Rene Meshake exemplifies this renewal.

Black Indians

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Black Indians is a film directed by Chip Richie, exploring the histories of Native Americans and African-Americans as parallel tracks of tragedy.

Rain Plan - Joe Harawira

Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Harawira is a storyteller, expert in tikanga (protocols) and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

Authors at Harbourfront Centre - Thomas King, Drew Hayden Taylor, and Brian Wright-McLeod

Saturday, August 11, 2012
7:00pm – 8:30pm

A trio of writers present their works during a special Planet IndigenUS Reading.

Frost at the Gladstone: The Lives and Culture of the Sami People

Sunday, August 12, 2012
Accessible onsite 24/7

Sami photographer Fred Ivar Utsi Klemetsen presents an exhibition of his work.

Raymond Boisjoly - captured speech writing back: Toronto

Sunday, August 12, 2012
Accessible onsite 24/7

Artist Raymond Boisjoly will produce captured speech writing back: Toronto, a public installation on the south façade of The Power Plant as part of The Power Plant’s Summer 2012 group exhibition Tools for Conviviality (June 30 – August 26, 2012).

In My Own Eyes: Photostories by Aboriginal Youth

Sunday, August 12, 2012
5:00am –11:30pm

Aboriginal youth share their stories with people across Ontario in the photographic exhibition In My Own Eyes (July 1 - September 30, 2012).

Teiotiokwaonháston / Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)

Sunday, August 12, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

Elizabeth Doxtater's solo work is a breathtaking homage made from corn husks.

Four From Six

Sunday, August 12, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

Four Artists from Six Nations present photographs and paintings to confront and transgress Aboriginal art expectations.

Greg Staats - A Retrospective

Sunday, August 12, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

This solo retrospective exhibit highlights Six Nation's artist Greg Staats through a multi-faceted presentation of his works.

Earthly Connections

Sunday, August 12, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

Each of the sculptural pieces in this group exhibition encapsulates an element of Haudenosaunee worldviews, a nod to the past, and homage to the materials.

Not Forgetting

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am – 9:00pm

The exhibition Not Forgetting reminds us of the knowledge and experiences that come from our own lives, or those of our family and community.

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am – 9:00pm

Eight artists have an affinity with a particular material and focus-in on its meaning and trajectory across culture and geography.

NOT SO FAST

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am – 9:00pm

This exhibition brings together works by seven Indigenous artists who address the many products and by products of consumer society including communication, stereotypes, obsolescence, extinction, colonialism, fast food, ideas of tradition and more!

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am – 9:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Museum of Inuit Art - Complimentary Guided Tours

Sunday, August 12, 2012
11:00am

The Museum of Inuit Art offers complimentary guided tours of the museum every day during Planet InidgenUS.

Planet IndigenUS: Humber River Aboriginal Heritage Celebration

Sunday, August 12, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

McMichael Water Trail gallery tours will take you on a journey across time, and Canada, through the art presently on display inside the gallery, while Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority leaders will offer a Discovery Hike along the banks of the Humber River.

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Sunday, August 12, 2012
11:00am – 3:00pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Exhibition - Red Runners

Sunday, August 12, 2012
12:00pm – 5:00pm

An exhibition hosted at the Bata Shoe Museum.

Lifestyle Zone

Sunday, August 12, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Wanna relax by the waterfront? Come to the new Lifestyle Zone, sit back, Tweet, Instagram, snack and explore. Be a part of this new café culture!

Tools for Conviviality

Sunday, August 12, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

World Café

Sunday, August 12, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

What are you in the mood for today? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

This We Know... An exhibition of recent work by students in the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program at OCAD University

Sunday, August 12, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Students from the ABVC program at OCAD University strut their stuff at Planet IndigenUs in an exhibition highlighting the diversity and beauty of their art.

Frost: The Lives and Culture of the Sami People

Sunday, August 12, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Sami photographer Fred Ivar Utsi Klemetsen presents an exhibition of his work.

Miss Lou's Room - Rene Meshake

Sunday, August 12, 2012
12:34pm

Sometimes traditions, stories and languages get renewed within a generation. Rene Meshake exemplifies this renewal.

Museum of Inuit Art - Complimentary Guided Tours

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm

The Museum of Inuit Art offers complimentary guided tours of the museum every day during Planet InidgenUS.

Creative Crafting - Look What I Can Do

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Kids can sculpt and craft their artwork with colourful plastercine and beads.

Tattoo Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Explore the mystery of tattooing, learn what the symbols mean and how we can honour our own beliefs and lives using this ancient art form.

Miss Lou's Room - Rene Meshake

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Sometimes traditions, stories and languages get renewed within a generation. Rene Meshake exemplifies this renewal.

Elder's Tent

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Take a relaxing break and rest your feet for a while in our Elder's Tent, an area for elders and their family to recharge their spirits and promote community relationships.

SUNDAY SCENE / Emelie Chhangur

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm

Emelie Chhangur is an artist, curator and writer based in Toronto, where she is Assistant Director / Curator of the Art Gallery of York University. She will respond to the current exhibition at The Power Plant.

Family Fun Tent

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm – 6:00pm

The Family Fun Tent is a space where families can create art and learn more about First Nations culture.

Storytelling in the Wiijiiniijii* Lodge

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Join us for poetry and storytelling featuring Marcie Riel, Eva Rose, and Josh Peltier.

IndigenUS Short Films Series

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:30pm – 4:00pm

A trio of short films explore the Inuit experience.

POWER KIDS / Geoffrey Farmer's Figure

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

This FREE workshop offers kids a chance to activate artist Geoffrey Farmer's new interactive installation for Tools for Conviviality by adding to and transforming a sculptural figure over the course of the exhibition.

Red Power: A Graphic Novel Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

A workshop that will take audiences through the story process, with an in-depth look at character creation and development.

Miss Lou's Room - Lise Menard

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Using facial expressions and body language, Lise Menard tells stories not only about traditional legends also about events that really happened.

Maori Day - Joe Harawira

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Joe Harawira is a storyteller and expert in tikanga (protocols), and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

Storytelling

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Join us for storytelling!

Maori Day - Whale Rider and Boy

Sunday, August 12, 2012
7:00pm –11:00pm

Bring your lawn chair and blankets, sprawl out on the grass and join us for a night of movie magic with double feature of two award-winning films.

One World, One Sky

Sunday, August 12, 2012
7:30pm –10:00pm

Join the Summer Star Party for activities on the cosmos, night sky observing, and the Perseid Meteor Shower!

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details, inquire at the Info Desk or call 416 973 4000.

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