PipeDown! Presents: Jon Corbin wsg Jubilee
Join us for a night of hip-hop and spoken word.
July 18th, 2019
Doors: 7:30 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Jon Corbin is a Canadian hip-hop artist, spoken word poet, speaker, band leader, writer and DJ based in Milton, ON. Since 2001, first under the name The Runaway, Jon has blessed stages big and small with lyrical themes of faith, love, family, social justice, and personal growth.
Corbin is a veteran artist who has quietly carved a niche in Canada’s hip-hop community, collaborating with multiple Polaris Music Prize nominee Shad, Juno Award winner Caroline Brooks of The Good Lovelies, and many other revered emcees on both sides of the border.
As a speaker, Corbin speaks passionately on topics of identity, race and racism, mental health and community connections. As a musician, Jon provides a dynamic show that stays true to the basic tenets of hip-hop: peace, love, unity, and having fun!
Sheila "Jubilee" Brewster is a toronto-grown, kitchener based spoken word poet with credits performing on stages around the world as well as on the debut roster of poets featured on CBC's Poetic License. She is known for putting goosebumps into words, leaving listeners on the edge of their seats as she says things as simply as she knows how.
Guelph Arts Council’s summer 2019 programming includes Treading Loudly, an exhibition at the Boarding House Gallery that presents a multi-media selection of artwork and musical performances by emerging artists working in and around Guelph. Opening on Friday, July 19 from 7-9 pm with a free, public reception, Treading Loudly continues until Wednesday, July 31.
Treading Loudly is a collaboration of participants in the Summer 2019 round of the Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project, which is presented by Guelph Arts Council and the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph. The collaboration has provided emerging artists, musicians, and cultural managers with valuable opportunities to work creatively with each other and established arts professionals, and to promote their work and gain experience in curation, social media, marketing/publicity, graphic design, and more. Treading Loudly is curated by Project participants. The opening reception will feature a live performance by singer-songwriter Mikalyn Hay. A talk with the artists and a musical performance by Roscoe Fiction (Peter Spring) takes place at a closing reception on Tuesday, July 30 from 7-9 pm at the Boarding House Gallery.
Emerging artists participating in the Summer 2019 round include: Anne Munroe, Brendan Irving, Cindy Dochstader, Emily Reimer, Emmali Branton, Evangeline Mann, Jayne Keefe, Katelyn Bakos, Mikalyn Hay, Paige Bromby, and Peter Spring.
Read the full press release here.
Boarding House Gallery, July 18th, - 31st.
Special thanks to the RBC Emerging Artists Project.