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Event 2020

Artist Studio Talks with Repaint History

May 28th, 2020

Every week Repaint History will tune in with an artist at their studio to chat with them about their career, inspirations, success and failures and what is inspiring them during the current state of the world. 

*** This is a FREE event and will be hosted via Zoom. Access to the event will be shared to all the registrants prior to the event***

This week we tune in with Delita Martin, an inspiring artist whose incredible work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

About the Artist:

Delita Martin is an artist currently based in Huffman, Texas, She received a BFA in drawing from Texas Southern University and a MFA in printmaking from Purdue University. Formally a member of the Fine Arts faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Martin currently works as a full-time artist in her studio, Black Box Press.

Working from Oral traditions, vintage and family photographs as a source of inspiration;Martin’s work explores the power of the narrative impulse. Her process of layering various printmaking, drawing, sewing, collaging, and painting techniques allow her to create portraits that fuse the real and the fantastic. In her work she combines signs and symbols to create a visual language. By fusing this visual language with oral storytelling she offers other identities and other narratives for women of colour. Martin’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Most recently Martin’s work was included in the State of the Arts: Discovering American Art Now. An exhibition that included 101 artists from around the United States. She was also included in International Review of African American Art as one16 African American artists to watch who are gaining national and international attention in 2015. More information about the artist can be found at www.blackboxpressstudio.com

Yorkville Village + Repaint History

Wednesday, March 11th

Join us in March as Repaint History takes over Yorkville Village's The Fix, and discover the untold stories of incredible female artists. Programming highlights include a special evening of inspired conversation with Art Toronto Director, Mia Nielson, as we celebrate Women’s History Month on Wednesday, March 11th

International Women's Day Celebration

March 8th, 2020

DRAKE 150 + Repaint History

Sunday, March 8th from 3:00pm-4:30pm


Herstory is Art History: Know Her Name.
We can all name Monet or Picasso but can you name more than one trailblazing female-identifying artist from the past? Pegah Kargar, Tatum Dooley + Shelley Adler, join forces for a lively panel discussion about gender equality in the art world both past and present, while also debunking myths.curator Tatum Dooley, artist Shelley Adler, and Repaint History CEO and founder Pegah Kargar. This dynamic group, moderated by Jessica Tan will be discussing gender equality in the art world both past and present, while also debunking myths.

Starting and Running a Purpose Driven Brand

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Elle AyoubZadeh and Pegah Kargar are part of a new generation of entrepreneurs. They lead with purpose and have that mission permiate every aspect of their fashion brand.

Join the host of FashionTalks, Donna Bishop, with special guests, Elle AyoubZadeh founder of Zvelle Footwear and Pegah Kargar founder of clothing brand Repaint History for a candid conversation about their entrepreneurial journey. Following the conversation there will be time for questions from the audience.

This talk is sure to inspire as these driven women share personal stories of success, as well as the challenges, from the trenches of fashion start-ups.