SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10 19:30-21:30 DETONIA PARK, TORONTO ON
Akin Lansdowne artist Sarvenaz Rayati introduces People & Trees, a public outdoor installation created in collaboration with a number of emerging artists, with support from the Cultural Hotspots SPARK Project, The Neighborhood Arts Network, and the City of Toronto. This event takes place in the ''living greens of Dentonia park'' located just north of the Danforth. Participants Carmina Mari Miana (also an Akin member), Sohae Jeong, and Kenny Tran are several of a group of youth engaged over the summer to bring art and creativity to the East End. Rayati has been working with young artists over the past two months.
Sunday September 10 7:30-9:30 pm, is the opening night of People & Trees, involving the installation of many giant ''People'' into the folliage of the park. The goal is to bring awareness of the life of trees to the inhabitants of the city. Sarvenaz, the lead artist in the project says ''I had this idea of making human like figures with bamboo sticks and paper maché and to put them in a park full of trees. I went to one of the Cultural Hotspot's information sessions and talked to Andrea Raymond-Wong about it. She liked it and that's how it started. It was wonderful getting to know so many lovely people along the way, who helped make this project possible, This was something I had never done before. It was challenging and satisfying.''
People and Trees is a Cultural Hotspots SPARK project in partnership with the City of Toronto.
Special thanks to: Nadira Pattison, Andrea Raymond-wong, Park People, Minaz Asani-Kanji, Councillor Janet, Davis, Sarah Buchanan, Sabra Ripley, Shwasti, Moonira Chowdhury, Zebun Nessa, Nadira Tabassum, Bain Campfire Festival, Sean Frey, Pamela Schuller, Sarah Pearson, Miles Collyer, Kieran Wright, Vibe Arts, Nadine Villasin Feldman, Sandra Mannila , Art Starts, Julian Carvajal, Bayley Nargang , East End Arts, DeSerres, Sarah Novotny, Metro & Our amazing volunteer Mijung Choi
For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/peoplentrees