Simple Reflections for Artists
Live painting, belly dancing, Mexican boleros, a saxophone duet and a 64-square-foot collective mosaic inspired by the Blackfriar Bridge are some of the artistic expressions available for the public to enjoy free of charge on February 18th at Museum London. Each artist featured through the showcase is a member of the Simple Reflections for Artists collective - founded to remove barriers for local artists seeking opportunities to showcase their talents. Digital art by Diego Tamayo of Colombia, mixed media by Amsa Yaro of Nigeria, Latin beats by Latin Power Band of Cuba, Mexico and Colombia and piano by Brent Jones of Middlesex County are among the many artistic expressions to be featured.
Simple Reflections for Artists started 5 years ago in 2019, when Museum London accommodated a group of artists who were rained out of their first outdoor festival. The non-profit collective has held many successful events since, thanks to the generosity of venues such as Museum London, Covent Garden Market and the London Music Hall of Fame. The events are run exclusively by volunteer artists and their supporters.
“When I was growing up in rural El Salvador, festivals were always a result of collective community effort, with each person contributing what they could. This is true of many cultures, and it is the spirit of collaboration among diverse local artists and organizations that makes each Simple Reflections event possible,” says Simple Reflections for Artists founder Dario Novoa.
The February 18th cultural showcase would not be possible without the generous support of Museum London, the Digital Creative Art Centre, the Forest City London Music Awards, the Ontario Art Council and Downtown London.
This event is now sold out, but be sure to keep your eye out because there is much more to come.
Should you have any questions about the showcase or Simple Reflections, please contact Dario Novoa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 226-927-3429.