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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.

Community Tour | 'Black Every Day' with Timiro Mohamed

Location
Virtual, registration required
#AGAlive

Join us for the June edition of our Community Tour Series which invites a new speaker each month to lead a tour of a current exhibition, giving our audience a unique perspective on the artwork on display. This month we are thrilled to welcome Timiro Mohamed to lead a virtual tour of Black Every Day curated by Darren W. Jordan. This exhibition marks the 15th anniversary of 5 Artists 1 Love, an organization dedicated to promoting the vibrancy of Edmonton's African Canadian communities.

Timiro Mohamed is an award-winning Somali-Canadian spoken word poet whose practice is rooted in responsible storytelling. She has competed nationally at the Canadian Festival of Spoken word and is the co-author of the chapbook Water. Timiro is the former City of Edmonton Youth Poet Laureate, a poetry editor for The Drinking Gourd Magazine, and the co-creator of the virtual open mic series The Chatroom.

#AGAlive is presented by the EPCOR Heart + Soul Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts

EPCOR       Canada Council for the Arts

Bios

Timiro Mohamed is an award-winning Somali-Canadian spoken word poet whose practice is rooted in responsible storytelling. She is passionate about creating platforms for BIPOC artists and as part of her tenure as the 2019-2020 City of Edmonton Youth Poet Laureate, she spearheaded a poetry mentorship program. She is the youth programs manager and artist in residence at a local non-profit.  the co-creator of the virtual open-mic series The Chatroom and is a Poetry Editor for the literary magazine: The Drinking Gourd which highlights the voices of Black Muslim writers. Timiro has competed nationally at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and is the co-author of the chapbook Water. Timiro has had the opportunity to perform for the Edmonton city council, has present alongside former Premier Rachel Notley, and has opened for Grammy-nominated artist Yasiin Bey.

Dates and Tickets

Free, registration required
Free, registration required
Add to Calendar2021-06-17 14:00:00 2021-06-17 15:00:00 America/Edmonton Community Tour | 'Black Every Day' with Timiro Mohamed This month we are thrilled to welcome Timiro Mohamed to lead a virtual tour of Black Every Day. 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Art Gallery of Alberta info@youraga.ca
Audience: All ages

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: closed
Friday: closed
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Admission

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

780.422.6223
info@youraga.ca

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.