An interview with the Spoken Soul Collective (Paulina O'Kieffe-Anthony, Randell Adjei and Dwayne Morgan) on their curation work on the ArtworkxTo-supported exhibition called Scarborough: The Backbone. The exhibition runs until October 2022 at Scarborough Town Centre.
We speak with the Spoken Soul Collective on this episode, comprising three members representing a powerhouse of Toronto's spoken word poetry scene. The three groundbreaking artists are Scarborough Walk of Fame Inductee, Dwayne Morgan, who needs no introduction given his three-decade-long career as a deeply entrenched builder and pioneer of the local and national spoken word scene, award-winning artist, arts educator and executive director at SKETCH Working Arts, Paulina O'Kieffe-Anthony, as well as Scarborough spoken word artist, founding director of R.I.S.E. Edutainment and Ontario's first Poet Laureate, Randell Adjei.
Together, they recently joined forces to curate multiple works of art and installations for a unique ArtworxTo-supported exhibition called Scarborough: The Backbone. Launched this past February, the exhibition runs until October 2022 at Scarborough Town Center. The project explores the many significant cultural and artistic contributions that creative folks from Scarborough have made to the Canadian arts community, with a focus on people of colour. It also highlights the need for more public spaces for people in Scarborough to create work, gather, and express themselves.
Space and place, and the ability of culture-makers and creatives to find creative solutions to face challenges are themes that run throughout the exhibition.
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Dwayne Morgan on social media
Paulina O'Kieffe-Anthony on social media
Randell Adjei on social media
Various links of interest
- Randell Adjei is named Ontario’s first Poet Laureate
- Scarborough Made
- Scarborough: The Backbone celebrates the dynamic suburb as 'this place that makes Toronto what it is'