Alebrijes in TCH

Emotionart started the first round of alebrijes workshops at Toronto Community Housing buildings. On March 20, we resumed our activities at four different locations.

All these workshops have been supported by Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts and Toronto Community Housing.

Seeds of love is all we need

It was an event taken at the Danforth TCH building to help rebuild the sense of community, friendships and healing for the residents at 1275 Danforth Avenue.

Unfolding Art and Design program for youth

Emotionart has created a free arts and design program for teens ages 12-14. We want to bring new generations of very young artists and prepare them for their careers in the arts. And help them to explore different mediums and become entrepreneurs and unfold the human potential in each participant.

This project is supported by Canada Council For The Arts.

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 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”.