With funding provided by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, Seniors living in North York developed mural-making skills from Lead Artist Cristina Delago and Assistant Artist Robin Hesse. As part of the program, delivered virtually, each participant created a mosaic panel to contribute to this large community mural project based on the statement “Why we love North York”.
Expanding on the Piece by Piece: Online Mosaic Workshops of 2021 during the unprecedented times of Covid-19, this mosaic mural project aims to celebrate North York’s community. Using the time together to heal and bond through the creative process of mosaic-making, those involved in the workshops developed a sense of community.
Participants also created a mosaic keepsake for themselves. Mural Routes supplied and safely delivered all materials needed to participate; including tech equipment and internet access for those who requested it.
This North York series took place from November 14, 2022 to December 5, 2022.
The mosaic mural was installed at the Ontario Historical Society, located at 34 Parkview Ave, North York, ON M2N 3Y2 on May 30, 2023.
Community Participants: Mona Labib, Evan Kelemen, Anna Di Carlo, Maria Latocha, Mary Eckhardt, Cathy Botham, Shari Fronda, Roza Feldman.
To learn more about the 2021 Piece by Piece: Online Mosaic Workshops visit: https://muralroutes.ca/piece-by-piece-online-mosaic-workshops-for-scarborough/
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