May is here, just in time for a renewal!
Join us for Emerging Visions, the art exhibition of Durham College’s Fine Arts Advanced students. We are excited for this new Exhibition showcasing their thesis collection. Downstairs on the lower level, DRIFF in a Jiff in the Lookout, and an open art activity in the Art Studio with Farah. Starapples Restaurant is popping up in the lobby and will be dishing out delicious eats for sale. We will also be featuring performances by Delon Om and HADDIX.
Timeline of Events
7:00 – Doors Open
7:15 – Drop-in Studio Activity (Education Studio, Level 1)
7:15 – DRIFF in a Jiff Film Screening + Director Q&A (Lookout, Level 1)
7:25 – Opening Remarks and Welcome (Isabel Gallery, Level 3)
7:30 – Performance by Delon Om (Isabel Gallery, Level 3)
8:15 – Exhibition Opening Remarks with Sean McQuay (Durham College) and Hannah Keating (RMG) (Gallery A, Level 1)
8:20 – DRIFF in a Jiff Film Screening + Director Q&A (Lookout, Level 1)
8:40 – Performance by HADDIX (Isabel Gallery, Level 3)
Born and raised in Pickering, Ontario, Canadian singer/songwriter Delon Om is a former contestant on Canadian Idol. After co-writing one song with Juno award-winning producer Sheldon Moore, Om was catapulted to instant stardom when Virgin Radio 99.9 (CKFM Toronto, Canada) welcomed the single “Superstar” into rotation. “Superstar” hit the airwaves in 2016 and it didn’t take long for the record labels to take heed of this: he was courted by both Sony and Ultra Records. After signing with Ultra Records, Om collaborated with Alex Gaudino, a prolific DJ in the global community. In 2018, he was invited to perform at the 13th Annual Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards. His single “What We Guh Do Now?” (Featuring Juno-nominated artist Trinity Chris) held the #1 spot on various radio charts in Jamaica for 3 months. Another one of his singles, “Someone Special to Me”, was featured in the critically acclaimed documentary “This is for Toronto”. In 2021, Om teamed up with two-time Canadian Latin Award winner BenAnthony LaVoz and Latin Grammy winner Sensei Musica to release “The Gentleman & Scholar”, which was nominated for three Canadian Latin Awards. Om has recently worked with Juno-nominated producer T.J. Habibi on his critically acclaimed solo album “Theatre of Cruelty”, which won two OMAs in 2022 for “Best Emerging Artist” and “Best Music Video.” Om is currently signed to Sony Music and is working on new music for MTV, some of which will be featured in shows like Catfish, Teen Mom and the reboot of Jersey Shore.
HADDIX is a high energy pop-rock artist from Toronto Ontario. After releasing music written aside Grammy nominated songwriters in Nashville TN, HADDIX launched her first live shows in 2022, debuting at NXNE ’22! Since then she has taken her show on the road with her
incredible band, opening for Juno nominated talent and gaining attention in the Canadian
music scene. Her 6 singles released to date explore themes of love, empowerment and self confidence. Being apart of the 2+LGBTQ1A community, she hopes that her music resonates with all music lovers and that everyone can see a piece of themselves in her music. Simply put – be ready to see one hell of a show!
DRIFF in a Jiff will be downstairs in the lookout with film screenings at 7:30PM. The filmmakers will be on site to answer questions.
He Comes at Night (10 mins)
Directed by Joseph Covello
Produced by Krystle Ferdinand
On a stormy night, an anxious eight-year-old from a fractured home wakes up to the terrible realization that the monster under her bed may be real.
Join Farah in the studio to decorate a mini planter pot! Springtime designs and colour choices are available to get the creativity flowing. No prior arts experience necessary!
Special thanks to Starapples, RBC Foundation’s Emerging Artist Project, and DRIFF in a Jiff for their support with this event.