#Melanin – Michael Bole, a Creative Director at Gallery 1017

 

Beauty Reflections

Last year I was invited to an art show by one of the artists exhibiting at The Annex Art Party 6. Eva Frydrych has been supportive of our initiative from the start with valuable input that helped grow the community.

One of her greater contributions was the invite to Beauty Reflection; this introduced me to an art gallery on 1017 Dupont. That’s where I met Adrian, the owner. We started talking about several topics including Toronto, Toronto art, and our culture.

That's when I pitched the idea.

Melanin - Celebrating over 600 years of Black History! We've been working on making it happen ever since. We continued our discussions and since then I've explained the concept behind Creative Unicorns of Toronto and that it’s a system designed for artists to share time and resources, collaborate together and work on in-house or 3rd party projects. From The Annex Art Party 6, Beauty Reflections, to now this makes Melanin a perfect platform to collaborate and use data from this event to continue creating content.

 

Creative Director

I will take on the role of Creative Director for these projects and I’m bringing a collaborative incubator that includes Jessica Singh as Copy Editor, another Business Developer Shorty Bryenton and Salomeh Ahmadi as our Copywriter. 

As a Creative Director with an eye for Business Development and a project management background, I will oversee the project and work closely with creators to make the best version of their vision come to life

 

The Melanin art Exhibits + Programs

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The Melanin art Exhibits + Programs

Content will be broken down into programs and art exhibits. Art exhibits set the mood for a week or two animating about 1,000 Sq ft of wall space with art; presenting new themes that make statements relevant to our times. We're also developing programs like free-flowing dance, art classes, guided meditation, and potluck dinners.

 

 

The Melanin art Exhibits + Programs

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