In Trinidad, traditional parang music is largely performed around Christmas time, when singers and instrumentalists (collectively known as the Parranderos) (like Carolling) travel from house to house in the community, using whatever instruments are at hand. In exchange for the entertainment, parranderos are traditionally given food and drink.
While the traditional house-to-house caroling tradition is still practised by some small groups and larger organized groups, modern parang music has also developed a season of staged performances called "parang fiestas", held in from October through January each year.
Artists Ian Grant, Kenrick Ayow and Bev Tang-Kong brings a visual art awareness of this Trinidadian folk culture, which has migrated years ago and is very active in Toronto..
On exhibit November 2-30th, 2016. Meet the artists Friday 11 November, 7:00pm.
During the month of September, Imagemaker Gallery is presenting the work of eight local emerging artists, Alison Syer, Gary Pavia, Kristina Heredia, Liliane Lear, Nada Annan, Nadia Fernandez, Nancy Phillips and Susan Caulfield Chin. Their challenge was to paint 50% of each of their pieces in red. The result is a powerful, high energy exhibit with a wide variety of subject matter. The work ranges from abstract to surrealism to florals, including some artistic thread paintings by Liliane Lear. Alison Syer has submitted a detailed, magnified portion of a butterfly wing painted in a luscious, rich red. Red poppies appear in more than one painting. The richness and strength this show exudes is remarkable. If colour can have an effect on mood, then you should feel exhilarated when viewing “RED Hot”.
Join us Thursday, September 15, 7 pm – 9 pm for refreshments, meet these extraordinary artists that live and work in your community.
Two Artists . . . different purpose on the Caribbean
Anthony del Zotto
the essence of people
On Exhibit 12th-31st July, 2106
Meet the artists, hear talks on Wed 27th July, 7pm-9pm.
“Michael Douglas, our new interim executive director of the Mississauga Arts Council, will officiate at the opening of the celebratory gallery exhibit, “BOXED In”. Approximately sixteen artists from our first two gallery years will be participating in a show of small works, 12” x 12” canvases. They have been challenged to create within the parameters of a 12” square, not an easy task. iMAGEMAKER’s walls will reverberate with a diverse collection of more than 50 small art works, all priced at only $100. This will be an excellent opportunity to purchase a piece of art, or a few pieces, from your favourite artist.
Join the celebration on Thursday, June 9th at 7 pm – 9 pm.”