Power Youth

Building the Block

Building the Block gives youth an opportunity to explore the colourful and uplifting world of text-based street art. Using LEGO youth will learn how this unique building material can be a powerful tool for public expression. Looking at how LEGO is used in contemporary street art, youth will learn how to create “tags” or words of hope for their community, which they can choose to display in their neighbourhood. Youth will also use LEGO to sculpturally re-imagine their community in the wake of rapidly changing cityscape.

More about Ekow Nimako

Toronto based LEGO® artist, Ekow Nimako studied Fine Arts at York University and has exhibited his large-scale LEGO® installations at Art Starts Gallery, Daniel Spectrum Artscape, OCADU, AGO’s First Thursdays, and Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche Toronto 2015. In January, he was selected as the Power Youth Artist-in-Residence for St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club of Weston-Mount Dennis, Humber Clubhouse.

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