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Let's create a multilingual Collaborative visual poetry with Artist Yannis Lobaina


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568 Richmond Street West

Toronto, ON

Directions: 568 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1Y9.


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in Spanish, English, and French.

Wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and is a relaxed performance.

Celebrating Hispanic-Latin American Heritage Month in OCTOBER.


Let's create a multilingual Collaborative visual poetry with Artist Yannis Lobaina.

Celebrating Hispanic-Latin American Heritage Month in OCTOBER. Through Collaborative visual poetry with Artist Yannis Lobaina.

Date: Saturday, October 07, 2023

Time: 14:00:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Location: 568 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1Y9.

Join me for an exciting event where we will embark on a creative journey with Artist Yannis Lobaina to create a multilingual collaborative visual poetry masterpiece! This in-person gathering promises to be a unique opportunity to express ourselves through the power of words and art. Free Family-Friendly Interactive Workshops!

Whether you are an experienced poet or just curious about exploring your artistic side, this event welcomes everyone. Together, we will blend different languages, cultures, and perspectives to create a vibrant tapestry of words and visuals.

Located at 568 Richmond Street West in Toronto, this venue provides the perfect backdrop for our creative endeavours. So mark your calendars for Saturday, October 07, 2023, and get ready to immerse yourself in a world of artistic expression.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to collaborate with Artist Yannis Lobaina and fellow art enthusiasts. Join us for an hour filled with creativity, inspiration, and the joy of bringing words to life through visual poetry. See you there!

All the artwork produced will become part of the online exhibit on her website

This program is possible because I received the RBC Studio Space Award 2022. Special thanks to the Toronto Arts Foundation, Neighbourhood Arts-Network, and Akin Projects I have this amazing venue to offer this program.

Don't be afraid to express your creative ideas!

Last year my program was the BEST DIGITAL PROGRAM WINNER of The Ontario Culture Days Festival

Read here:

I'm so grateful for this spotlight recognition.

Note: This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission. Here: or e-transfer: [email protected]

Thanks, Gracias, Merci,



Yannis Lobaina

Yannis Lobaina is an award-winning Cuban Artist, author, filmmaker and photographer based in Toronto. Yannis explores immigration, diaspora, and motherhood themes through various storytelling tools. Lobaina is currently focusing on minimalist photographic storytelling that explores where pattern relationships are found in nature. Her passion is capturing fleeting moments, everything becomes part of the composition that I am weaving with my stories and visual poetry.

Recent accomplishments include receiving the Toronto Arts Foundation’s RBC Space Award (2022, 2021), The Ontario Arts Council’s “Skills and Career Development: Arts Professionals of Colour” Grant (2021), the Toronto Arts Council’s Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship grant (2019). Toronto Arts Foundation’s RBC Arts Access Fund (2019, 2018). The latter helped fund her photography exhibition «Rebirth» (Raw Artist Network, Mod Club 2019), and supported the facilitation of multiple creative writing and bilingual (Spanish/English) creative writing and visual storytelling workshops for children in various Toronto public libraries.


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