Artist residency in the Library at Albert Campbell Branch

I am starting a new artist residency o the East side of Toronto, the programs that will be offered to this branch are paper mache Alebrijes, Printmaking, and piñatas.

Albert Campbell Library reopens its doors after a few years of renovation.

Piñatas workshops for Toronto residents.

I’m thrilled to invite you to make Mexican pinatas with me and become part of an installation in Nuit Blanche Toronto, October 1-2, 2022.

This project is possible through Canada Council for The Arts.

Independent project:

“Piñatas bring us together”

On October 1-2, 2022, from sunset to sunrise. 7 PM – 7 AM, I will be part of Nuit Blanche, with an independent project called “Piñatas bring us Together”. The location will be outside Coxwell Station Line 2, TTC.

Can’t wait to see you there

A woman and creator:

Ana Gabriela Lopez Castro, is a Mexican Visual artist based in Toronto, living on the East End. Her artistic formation started in the areas of photography and printmaking in 2000, when she first found the best way to express her voice. She is an active exponent of Mexican folk art, through the presentation of her artistic and handcrafted alebrijes, fantastic creatures made on paper mache. The love for her roots and Mother Nature are always present in her work.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the Faculty of Arts and Design at UNAM in Mexico City and an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design from Centennial College. She has been collaborating with Muse Arts since 2013.

In 2019, she founded Emotionart collective art group, to bring intergenerational art workshops to Toronto Community Housing buildings, initially for seniors to break the isolation of their tenants that may be experiencing, and rebuild their communities again.

Photography: Alex Usquiano

“My body of work is inspired by Mexican folk art, colourful, diverse and rich”.