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Closing Community Reception / Akin Projects @ The Gardiner Museum

  • Gardiner Museum 111 Queens Park Toronto, ON, M5S 2C7 Canada (map)

Join all of the Akin Project artists and workshop participants to celebrate the artworks created and transformation of the space as a complete living sketchbook.

FREE! Register here:

Part of PLACE / SETTING at the Gardiner Museum, June 28 - July 8

Over the course of two weeks, Akin Projects, an arts organization that provides public programming around Toronto, will deliver a series of all-ages clay-making workshops and community events. Drawing inspiration from Judy Chicago’s iconic work The Dinner Party, visitors will interact with ceramics in a more social, contemporary way. Contemporary ceramists will lead workshops with visitors in which they will create a functional object. As they are created and prepared for display, the works will slowly set the table for a community celebration and active installation. The walls of the space will be covered to create a living sketchbook that documents the project and the planning of each unique piece. The closing event will be a community celebration for all of the participants. Visitors will be allowed to share and trade the tableware created, reinterpreting the value placed on functional objects.

All events and workshops are FREE! Vistors can also experience the project during regular Museum hours, included with admission.