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LEGO Art: Mask-Making with Ekow Nimako

Power Youth Artist-in-Residence Ekow Nimako has been selected by the youth of Weston-Mount Dennis, Humber Clubhouse to teach them the basics of LEGO® art. Together they will learn how to build the faces of their future legacies. Exploring the theme of afro futurism in art, youth also have an opportunity to develop the stories and profiles of their future prodigies through collage, drawing, and writing. Building Beyond: Legacy 3015 will become an exhibition event at the Harbourfront Centre on 4 May, 2015.

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Born in Montreal in 1979, Ekow Nimako studied Fine Arts at York University and currently lives and works in Toronto. Working primarily with LEGO®, Ekow uses this unique building material to create large-scale installations that comment on contemporary social, political and environmental issues. His most recent, exhibition Building Black, investigates the on-going complexities of black identity with artworks and narratives that draw from various racial, historical, and folkloric elements.

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