ABOUT 5 ARTISTS 1 LOVE
5 Artists 1 Love Art exhibition is an annual Black History Month extravaganza showcasing the artistic vibrancy and range of Edmonton’s African-Canadian communities, from Angola to Zanzibar, Tobago to Togo, and Barbados to Brazil! It promotes emerging and established artists, develops global African arts and cultures, and celebrates Black excellence.
The signature launch event shines the light on the dynamic beauty of the African diaspora through art, design, music, poetry, and various other forms of live entertainment.
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.”
5 Artists1Love is an annual Black History Month event that provides Edmonton residents with the opportunity to celebrate the cultural mosaic within the city’s Black community. It explores the rich history of the African diaspora through art, music, dance, and poetry with the goal to help established and emerging artists further develop Black arts and culture and to celebrate the accomplishments of Black Canadians.