The Deaf Antlers Collective is hosting a paint night fundraiser with food provided by a Deaf-owned restaurant.
About this event
The Deaf Antlers Collective is hosting a paint night fundraiser to support Deaf Eco-system! *This is a bi-lingual ASL/ENG environment*
The paint teacher will be led by Torrie Ironstar:
Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Torrie is a proud member of Treaty 4 and Carry The Kettle; he was raised in the Nakota clan with strong culture knowledge. Torrie was born profoundly deaf and learned sign language at public school. He discovered his artistic talent in grade 11 when he enrolled in an International Baccalaureate art course and started to focused on Indigenous arts. Torrie is a self-taught artist, with a focus on mixed media; he has created a diverse range of works: from plexiglass art to screen-printing to painting on drums to collages to oil paints.
Torrie came out as Two-Spirit in his late 20’s and reclaimed this identity after being forced by his schools not to identify this way. He went travelling across US and met Two-Spirit people and the communities to learn who he is, while taking his arts into next level of indigenous contemporary art style. Currently working with Making Treaty 7 production for upcoming theatre project as set designer and visual artist, and currently working with few artists for upcoming collaborations to focus on Truth and Reconciliation commission and MMIW including Two Spirit arts. Torrie continues to live in Regina where he is working in the arts. Torrie is proud to be Nakota, Two-Spirit, deaf and an artist.
The meal will be provided by Mykonos Street Grill, co-owned by a Deaf woman, Ebony and Aki Hatzistamatis
Instructions will be provided in ASL with demostrations by Torrie and English interpretation is available upon request.
Date & Time:
Saturday, Jan 15th
Doors open: 5:30 pm
Meal provided: 6:00pm
Paint time: 7:00 pm – 8:30pm
Location: Inside Out Theatre Studio – 200 Barclay Parade SW at the Eau Claire Market. Calgary, Alberta. Street parking is free anytime after 6 PM.
Early bird price: $60 until Jan 10th | Regular price: $80
The ticket includes meal, canvas, paints, and brushes. Cash bar available.
Proceeds will go towards the painting instructor, Torrie Ironstar, and a small portion for a local Deaf-led arts collective called The Deaf Antlers to support local Deaf artists in Calgary.
Tax receipts are provided upon donations.