MANIFESTO Festival 2012 “Love by Every Means Necessary”
There are moments that the impact of art takes your breath away. The deep beauty of Sara Golish’s portraits was the force that hit leaving me temporarily without air or words.
And that was just the start of what turned out to be a well curated show celebrating 20 years of Toronto’s Fresh Arts program. The one-night-only show also included artists-at-work outside on the patio of the beautiful new Regent Park Arts & Cultural centre.
This event was part of the Manifesto Festival, the brainchild of cultural provocateur Che Kothari. The festival is now in its 6th year and has proved a powerful force in mobilizing many of Toronto’s youth by offering programming and events that ignite youth to use art as a tool for personal transformation that can lead to social change.
Manifesto seems to draw into its orbit of raised consciousness an immense talent pool of people that are thoughtful, activated and ready to push positive change forward – the perfect antidote for a world burdened with a lot of pain and in need of some artful healing.
Check out some of night’s artistic talent…
Photography by Leah Snyder for Mixed Bag Mag.