#OneBraveNight

onebraveDear Friends, Family & Followers

On April 6, I’ll be stepping up to defeat mental illness as I have been no stranger to depression and anxiety

I am participating in CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health, a Canada-wide challenge to inspire hope for the one in five Canadians who experience mental illness in any given year.

I’ll be making art everyday for the next 51 days to bring awareness for mental illness. I will be posting my works on my social media platforms. If you see an art piece you would like to own, please make a donation to my page and I will send it on its way to you!Please visit my fundraising page: http://give.camh.ca/site/TR/OBN/OneBraveNight?px=1155886&pg=personal&fr_id=1101 and sponsor me with a donation of $35, $50, $100 or more. I appreciate whatever you can give – it all adds up to support those living with mental illness!

Making a tax-deductible donation online is quick and easy. Donate here:

http://give.camh.ca/site/TR/OBN/OneBraveNight?px=1155886&pg=personal&fr_id=1101

I greatly appreciate your support. Follow my progress on:

Facebook-Tara O’Connor Visual Artist

Instagram- @taraoconnorartist

Snapchat- @canadatara

http://www.taraoconnorartist.com

Thank you so much for all your support!

Sincerely,

Tara O’Connor

#OneBraveNight
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Artist Biography

TarapicTara O’Connor is an OCAD University Graduate of Fine Arts where she majored in Sculpture and Film. Tara has a wide arrange of sculpting skills from wood working, mould making, bronze casting, metal work with vast knowledge in different applications and processes. Tara also enjoys working with new technology to achieve craftsmanship quality art. Her sculpting skills are life like with surreal elements of nature and beauty. Her main area of focus is bronze casting or plaster work. Tara can be seen working in her downtown studio on a regular basis. Tara is able to do commissioned work throughout 2018. Please contact her for quotes.

Tara is seen working in the fashion and film industry in Toronto. Currently, Ms. O’Connor is the Event Coordinator for Fashion Art Toronto Week which she has been apart of since 2010.  Her love for fashion is elevated throughout the week long event hosted at Daniels Spectrum in April 2018. Tara is also a freelance Art Director and Production Coordinator. Her work includes working with artist such as Snoop Dog and Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall.

Ms. O’Connor also explores abstract painting as a way for her to reveal stress and mediate. Her paintings are inspired by artist such as Pullock and Dali with vibrant colour tones and layers. All of Tara’s painting are gifts, donations and commissions.

|FAT| ARTS & FASHION WEEK 2015

Screenshot (1)I’m sooo EXCITED to be apart of |FAT| Arts & Fashion Week 2015 Celebrating it’s 10th Year Anniversary! I owe so much of my life to this great event. Seven years ago I volunteered as a backstage dresser, happy to be apart of an influential event within Canada. Two years later I was honored to receive the position of Backstage Production Coordinator, working directory with over 40 talented designers, managing around 100 models and prepping/organizing the chaos of the backstage life. Yes…VANJA (founder and CEO of |FAT|) THANK YOU (from the button of my heart) for taking a chance with me…as Ms. Frizzle would say…take chances, make mistakes and get messy!

xoxox

Tara

Uxbridge Town Talk- Featured Artist

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So thankful to Jupiter Events for hosting me at Uxbridge’s 2nd Music & Arts Festival and this great opportunity to be featured in Uxbridge Town Talk! Check your mail box your copy or visit https://issuu.com/uxbridgetowntalk/docs/utt_august_online page 10-11

#taraartist #taraoconnorart #uxbridgetowntalk

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check out the online version at – http://issuu.com/uxbridgetowntalk/docs/utt_august_online?e=1373264/8847710#search

Family Music Day this Saturday July 26th in Markham!

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The Family Music Festival in support of Hand Over Hand is an outdoor event at the James Robinson PS Universally Accessible Ecoschoolground for the entire York Region community full of live music, local vendors, community performances, food and more!

**FREE ADMISSIONS**

Pre-Sale Tickets for Food/Activity/T-Shirt/Raffle/General Donation Info: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hand-over-hand-family-music-festival-tickets-12006625139
Hand Over Hand Info: http://www.handoverhand.ca