On Monday May 22, ArtReach had the pleasure of attending Heart On: Earth Angel at The Drake Hotel, a sold out event put on by a group of talented female artists and curated by Elisia Mirabelli. Earth Angel was a night of showcasing women in the arts, particularly through short films and visual art. Heart On is a Toronto screening series that celebrates the work of emerging female filmmakers and artists.
Artists such as Adria Mirabelli, Maddie Alexander, Courtney Gee, Lily Watson, Chantelle Blagrove, Carly Hunt, and Alicia Harris displayed their works around the Drake’s space, with everything from photography to poetry to vinyl cutout works.
Opening up the Refinery 29’s Shatterbox Anthology film screenings, the Earth Angel Choir sang to the audience to introduce the event, which was a very lovely surprise.
Our 2015 Pitch Contest winner Alicia Harris screened her film, “Maybe If It Were A Nice Room” (watch it here!), to kick off the film portion of the evening as she was the featured director of the event. Alicia Harris previously received ArtReach funding for another short film, “Love Stinks”, which screened at The Future of Film Showcase last month. Additionally, films by Chloe Sevigny, Anu Valia, and Jessica Dimmock also screened, giving the night a diverse range of content.
Heart On: Earth Angel was sponsored by Refinery 29, Shatterbox Anthology, SoulCycle, Bumble, Pluck, and ColourPop Cosmetics.
Author: Ally Nohos