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Flowers for You: Face of Islam


Flowers for You: Face of Islam, an exhibition of photography by The Invisible Majority – a project of artist Zahra Siddiqui – at the ArtworxTO Hub North at Downsview Park.

May 14 to July 31. Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14, 12-2 pm

Flowers for You: Face of Islam explores diversity within the GTA Muslim community and honours the beauty and individuality of those represented. The inspiration for the series was an incident of violence against a Muslim family in London, Ontario which came as a reminder that the Muslim community needs to feel uplifted and loved, seen and valued. “This series is meant to challenge people’s ideas and help them channel energy from their heart, to act from a place of shared humanity and respect,” says Siddiqui.

Face of Islam is part of the ongoing community portraiture series, Flowers for You by The Invisible Majority – a celebration of diverse communities that gives people their flowers to remind them of their worth with a simple gesture.

Flowers for You: Face of Islam is part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art, 2021–2022 a year-long celebration of Toronto’s exceptional public art collection and the creative community behind it. Working closely with artists and Toronto’s arts institutions, the City of Toronto is delivering major public art projects and commissions, citywide, from fall 2021 to fall 2022. Supporting local artists and new artworks that reflect Toronto’s diversity, ArtworxTO is creating more opportunities for Torontonians to engage with art in their everyday lives. This year, explore your city and discover creativity and community–everywhere. Visit artworxTO.ca for full details.

Hours:
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday to Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12pm – 5pm



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