Sound the Horn and the Gladstone Hotel are pleased to present the Selam
Visual Arts Festival

TORONTO, March 16 /CNW/ - Sound the Horn invites Toronto to the Gladstone Hotel on March 27th-28th, 2010 for the Selam Visual Arts Festival - a two day exhibit of Ethiopian and Eritrean artists that draws awareness to HIV/Aids.

The visual exhibit ranges from photography, oil paintings, motion graphics, textile and digital art and brings together Ethiopian and Eritrean artists from across North America and Ethiopia to Toronto, Canada.

Join us for our opening reception Saturday March 27th from 7-11pm, along with featured artists Abye Kifle, Assegid Gessesse, Naz Mebrahtu and Kal Assefa. Sunday March 28th, will be an opportunity to view live performances by Sound The Horn and take part in a Q&A with the artists.

The exhibit is proud to be showcasing three of Ethiopia's top contemporary photographers Aida Muluneh, Michael Tsegaye and Antonio Fiorente. Also featured will be four emerging artists who will showcase new works created through the Sound The Horn Mentorship Program. To view all biographies please visit

"These artists have offered some of their most riveting pieces for this show, we are honoured to bring forth this group of talent to Toronto," states Weyni Mengesha, Artistic Director of Sound The Horn.

    Event Details:

Day 1

Celebrate with the Artists - Opening Reception

Date: Saturday March 27

Where: Gladstone Hotel 2nd floor

Time: 7PM-11PM

Day 2

Dialogue with the Artists - Open Q&A with all the featured artists followed by performances by Sound The Horn.

Date: Sunday March 28

Where: Gladstone Hotel 2nd floor

Time: 3PM-11PM

    About Sound the Horn

Sound the Horn is dedicated to educating and empowering Ethiopian and Eritrean youth through the arts. Since 2004 we have been activating a new generation of young leaders through our annual Selam Youth Festival, Sound the Horn Leadership Program, and now our first ever Selam Visual Arts Festival.

    About The Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel is Toronto's best known Art Hotel, which houses 37 hotel rooms each designed by a different artist. It is also a cultural incubator for new ideas in art and design. The hotel is a champion of sustainability; forging local partnerships within all areas of operation and hosting over 100 events each month in its unique event spaces.


For further information: For further information: For press inquires: Najat Mahammed,, Tel: (416) 358-9534

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