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Creative Potluck – “Womxn In Music”

August 9 @ 5:00 pm


Creative Potluck is FREE neighbourhood event, where artists and community residents gather around food to share ideas, best practices and network.

​The Neighbourhood Arts Network’s first Creative Potluck of 2019 will feature 4 Pecha Kucha-style presentations by multidisciplinary artists at UrbanArts on the topic of Womxn in Music: Behind the Scenes.

Four artists who all bring a specialized perspective on the music industry will each present for 6 minutes on a different aspect of music. Following these thought-provoking presentations, guests can network with one another while enjoying different dishes brought to the event by community, UrbanArts and Neighbourhood Arts Network.


Kaya Pino (Music Supervisor at SUPERGROUP SONIC BRANDING CO.)

Very few people have an equal passion for the world of advertising and the world of authentic culture. Kaya blends these worlds seamlessly. As the teams lead producer and one of our top curators. Kaya is poised to do great things in the world of sonic branding. Emerging as a music supervisor, she has also proven to be a formattable collaborator and a facilitator of creative endeavors in both the corporate and underground scenes. Kaya is the scene.

Katrina Lopes (Artist Manager, KL Management)

Katrina Lopes is the owner and president of KL Management, an artist management company whose roster includes platinum selling and Juno Award winning artist and producer Shawn Desman, r&b/soul artist, actor and cultural curator TiKA, and upstate NY’s Queen of Soul Danielle Ponder. KL has also worked with Family Channel stars Josh Bogert (of the show “Backstage”) and Sarah Carmosino (of the show “Lost & Found”). KL Management clients have toured with internationally renowned acts including Backstreet Boys, Selena Gomez, opened for acts including NAO, John Legend, Nas, SWV, and have performed alongside Sir Elton John, as well as performed for “We Day” in stadiums across Canada (an inspiring event for young people leading local and global change.) Her clients consistently perform at SXSW and have also toured throughout the GSA market. Together with its clients KL Management has garnered numerous accolades including MMVA Video of the Year, SOCAN #1 Award, SOCAN Pop Song of the Year, as well as numerous platinum and gold certified singles.

Sarah Falzon (Entertainment Lawyer, Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP)

Sarah Falzon is an associate lawyer at Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP. Sarah joined the firm in 2016, prior to which she was an associate at a Toronto-based music law firm and at a full service Toronto law firm where she was a strong advocate for clients, regularly representing them at different levels of court. She currently practices in the areas of music and entertainment law, primarily working with and representing artists and music services companies navigating through varying stages of their careers and business.

Sarah is a graduate of McMaster University (Hons. B.Sc. in Mathematics & Statistics) and Osgoode Hall Law School (J.D.). During her time at Osgoode, she was co-president of the Osgoode Entertainment and Sports Law Association, a member of the Mock Trial Band, and a case-worker with the Innocence Project and Innocence Canada (formerly AIDWYC).

Sarah is a contributing author to Canadian Musician magazine, a member of the Ryerson Music Den advisory committee, and has been a guest speaker for various organizations including Canadian Music Week, Canada’s Music Incubator, Honey Jam, Law in Action Within Schools, and Ryerson University. Sarah is a musician herself, and has been playing the violin for over 20 years.

Kelsey Adams (Arts & Culture Writer)

Kelsey Adams is an arts writer and cultural critic from Toronto. Recently, she covered Mickalene Thomas’s “Femme Noires” and Black Wimmin Artists’s “The Feast,” both at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her writing explores the intersection of art, film and music for publications including the Globe and Mail, i-D Magazine, the FADER, NOW Magazine and Canadian Art—while centering the work and voice of marginalized cultural producers. She also self-publishes ripe., a zine that relates food to wider cultural questions about assimilation, gentrification and identity. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University.


August 9
5:00 pm




34 John Street, Studio #113
Weston, Ontario M9N 1K9 Canada
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