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One of Kind Show featuring Sandra Tarantino

Don’t miss the Winter 2019 Show – ‘Together’

It’s been an exciting year for ARAS educator Sandra Tarantino as she balances motherhood, her studio practice and joy of teaching.

Sandra received a second prize @artistprojectto, honourable mention @cabbagetownart and will soon participate at the One of A Kind show for the first time from November 21st to December 1st.

The One of Kind Show takes place at the Enercare Centre Exhibition Place where you can find Sandra at booth K32. If you would like to visit, you can preorder tickets with the promo code found here (the discount will show up in the cart).

Sandra teaches Adult Mixed Media Explorations, Teen Drawing & Painting as well as Kids Clay Creations. Sandra would like to extend a big thank you to Lola, Liana and ARAS staff for all their support.

Explore more at @sandratarantino and @ooak_toronto.

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Into the Woods Pop-Up & Exhibition with Emily Soden

Don’t miss our talented Emily Soden at the Into the Woods Pop-Up Exhibition and Sale!

When: Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Time: 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Where: 568 Richmond Street West, Remote Gallery

For those dreaming of nature, have a little piece of the forest brought to you in an immersive environment!

Come visit and pick up some art gifts for friends and family.

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Art Guild of Scarborough Award for ARAS Mixed Media Student

Michelle Lintott, an ARAS student who has taken our Mixed Media Explorations course with Sandra Tarantino for several years has won an award at the Art Guild of Scarborough!

Michelle is a retired educator herself and has been a great support of ARAS. More of her works and studio exploration can be found

Congrats, Michelle!

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Poetry InPrint Residency Exhibition

Catch our wonderfully talented Jennifer Chin at the reception of the Poetry InPrint Residency!

When: Friday, November 15th, 7-11PM (readings at 8:30PM)

Where: 58 Wade Ave, Unit 8A inPrint Collective Studio

Exhibition: November 2nd – November 30th, 2019

(Gallery hours are on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm or by appointment)

In collaboration with local author Jacqueline Valencia, organizer of the Toronto Poetry Talks Symposium, Poetry InPrint paired 8 local visual artists with 8 local poets. They have spent the last several months working together to create a series of hand-printed, and hand-bound chapbooks grounded in on-going conversations of systemic oppression in both the CanLit and visual arts worlds. There are only 53 available!

For more about the residency, please check out the InPrint blog.




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Send Stella Cade to Goldsmiths

Our instructor Stella Cade is moving to London, UK to pursue her Masters of Fine Arts at the prestigious Goldsmiths – University of London. She is having an exhibition to raise money for her international student fees.

Stella Cade Rotstein is a Toronto based Artist working with abstracted figuration to explore themes of trauma, ritual and healing. She has been with the Avenue Road Arts School for the past two years.

For more information, please visit:

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The Brain Project


The Brain Project is a large-scale, outdoor exhibit that brings brain health, art and imagination to the streets of Toronto.

As The Brain Project returns for its third year, a variety of artists from around the world will transform blank brain sculptures into beautiful, energetic and thought-provoking pieces of art. These sculptures, sponsored by corporations and philanthropists, and placed on display in more than 15 locations around the Greater Toronto Area. Funds raised are in support of the Baycrest Foundation. Sandra will be one of 50 artists who have created a brain artwork. Brain artworks, artists and exhibiting locations will be announced soon.

For more info and social media links visit

ARAS instructor Sandra Tarantino will be featured.

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Now You See Me (Maybe)

Join Offsite this Thursday May 24th for Now You See Me [Maybe].


This exhibition brings together five artists, including ARAS instructor Stella Cade, walking the line between private life and public expression. Surrounding themes of identity, representation, and internal/external worlds, they are all drawing on personal experience and questioning how much to reveal and how much to conceal in their work. As unrepresented artists that are speaking from queer, trans, and feminist perspectives, questions are also raised about visibility and vulnerability in the arts and in society.

Opening Reception
6 – 9 PM May 24, 2018

On View
May 24 – July 2, 2018

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Salone di Cultura Presents “Beyond Bella”

Beyond Bella

Artistic Director Daniela Nardi tackles the myths surrounding Italian-Canadian women with Beyond Bella, the seventh edition of the bold and engaging Salone di Cultura. Coinciding with Italian Heritage Month, the June 8, 2018 Salone celebrates Italian-Canadian women artists and creators. For the first time, the Salone takes place at Toronto’s 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education, where Nardi was recently appointed Executive Director.

ARAS instructor Sandra Tarantino will be featured.

Salone’s Beyond Bella is presented in collaboration / partnership with: Villa Charities/Carrier Art Gallery, Abbozzo Gallery, Hamilton Arts Council and Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto

Full press release can be found on the Salone di Cultura Facebook page.

Other artists for the evening include:
Espresso Manifesto (Music)
Andrea Ramolo (Music)
Julie Campagna (Artist)
Frances Patella (Artist)
Cinzia Cavalieri (Artist)
Terri Favro (Writer)

Tickets for sale online at Eventbrite.