5 Artists 1 Love promotes a celebration of the
vibrancy and range of Edmonton's African
Canadian Communities through artistic community
Embark on a musical journey exploring the evolution of Black Music as it left Africa and landed on the shores of North America and the Caribbean. Whether soul, R&B, jazz, gospel, reggae, country, folk and classical music and contemporary sounds, it’s all here. All of this will be captured in our full musical production, providing an immersive 5A1L experience.
Now celebrating its fourteenth year, the 5A1L art exhibition engages five artists of Black/African descent for their unique style and vision arising from their global and Edmontonian experience. Throughout February, explore this soulful exhibit at the Art Gallery of Alberta in the heart of downtown Edmonton, the Scott Gallery on 124 Street, and Jake’s Framing on 123 Street.
Join us for the exhibition launch on
February 8, 2020, at the Art Gallery of Alberta.
6:00pm- 9:30 pm
Darren W. Jordan
Curator & Producer
Born in the UK, Darren immigrated to Canada with his Family in 1975 at the age of eight. In his home, he was taught to appreciate the beauty and diversity of other cultures as well as what they had to offer. He believes that food, music, dance and art are conduits to such exploration. This is reflected in his work, which often incorporates a great deal of colour & expression with some graphic elements.
Through 5 Artists 1 Love Darren has worked at bringing together various artistic disciplines within the “Black Community” under one accessible network. He was quoted saying,” If you can’t find a scene or there is no scene, then you make a scene.”