Faces of the Community promotional poster

Registration Open for Faces of the Community / Las Caras de la Comunidad program at Cedarbrae Library

Faces of the Community promotional poster

TORONTO, ON    MARCH 26, 2015 – Mural Routes is excited to announce that registration is now open for Faces of the Community / Las Caras de la Comunidad,  a community mural art program held at Cedarbrae Library, Scarborough. The art program is part of TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games’ IGNITE community partnership program and is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Toronto Arts Council.

The program, which consists of six workshops in total, will be held at Cedarbrae Library, 545 Markham Rd, on Friday evenings, from 5 – 8pm April 17 – May 29th (excluding May 15th, Victoria Day weekend). The series consists of teaching in portrait photography, stencil design, creation and printing as well as collaborative design with stencils.

To register, send your name, e-mail address, and phone number, by email to tara@muralroutes.com or call 416-698-7995.  Registration is open to all ages, (12 and under need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian); all skill levels are welcome. Program instruction is free; cost of materials is $15. Attendance at all 6 sessions is required. The program, has limited spaces available; registration will be accepted on first-come basis.

The Faces of the Community / Las Caras de la Comunidad program consists of two phases: Phase One is a series of workshops in three locations (including Cedarbrae Library) across Toronto that will train participants in the portrait stencil making process and in creating large-scale stencils.  Scarborough is the final of three locations across Toronto to host the Faces of the Community / Las Caras de la Comunidad workshop series. Phase Two of the program will include printing the stencils onto outdoor spaces throughout the participants’ neighbourhoods. Mural Routes will encourage those who take the program to become leaders and spread the movement of community stencil portraits to their own communities. Local business and property owners in Scarborough who are interested in having the portrait stencil murals printed on their walls are encouraged to contact Mural Routes.

Faces of the Community provides a way for people to get involved and excited about the TO2015 Games by making a creative cultural contribution that is personal and meaningful. Mural Routes executive and artistic director Karin Eaton reflected on the value of the program:  “it will IGNITE their spirit of pride and better understanding of other cultures … At the end of the project they will take pride of ownership in the work that they have created and will celebrate the legacy of their contribution.”

About: Mural Routes is a Toronto-based arts service organization dedicated to training and supporting mural artists and communities involved in mural arts through teaching, learning and sharing initiatives in mural art together.

Media Contact:    Tara Dorey     Program Coordinator, Mural Routes     tara@muralroutes.com   416-698-7995

Social Media:     www.facebook.com/FacesoftheCommunity      Twitter/ Instagram      #FacesTO2015

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