TORONTO, ON November 21, 2017- Mural Routes and UrbanArts have teamed up to offer a series of six mural specific workshops to community members and emerging artists in the Weston Road and Lawrence area. The end result of the series of workshops is a collaborative mural created on mobile panels which will be utilized by UrbanArts in their gallery space located at 19 John Street in Weston.
Introduction to Mural Art (IMA) is a free visual art learning program for all skills levels and ages over 14. Professional mural artists Rob Matejka assisted by artist Anya Mielniczek lead a series of six sessions connecting basic art and design techniques to the practical skills of mural making, empowering community members to participate in public wall art projects.
Please join us in celebration of the project, see the mural and meet the artists on Wednesday, November 29th from 5:30-8:30pm at UrbanArts, 19 John Street (Weston Road and Lawrence) Light refreshments will be provided.
Introduction to Mural Art, part of the Mural Art Learning Institute, is generously funded by a three-year, $565,100 Grow grant made in 2015 by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. For more information about Introduction to Mural Art or other Mural Routes training programs visit our website.
Mural Routes is the only not-for-profit art service organization in Canada dedicated to the creation, development, and promotion of public wall art. Their vision is to inspire the creation of extraordinary public wall art that serves as a catalyst for community building. Mural Routes creates, promotes, educates, advises and links artists, organizations and others that are interested in the development of wall art. www.muralroutes.ca
UrbanArts is a progressive, not-for-profit Community Arts Council (CAC)/Local Arts Service Organization (LASO) providing opportunities for diverse cultural expression, artistic development, training and employment to members of urban communities with a focus on youth in central west Toronto; UrbanArts focuses on engaging community through the arts; UrbanArts is an incubator for local arts, with a range of programs led by professional artists in visual, digital, culinary and media arts, theatre, dance and music. As the thread to weaves together generations, UrbanArts in the process of transitioning its delivery of programs and services to include the broader community with a focus on youth.
An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities. www.otf.ca
Karin Eaton, Executive and Artistic Director, Mural Routes