MAKING OUR MARKHAM: Public Art Workshop

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Event Description

The City is developing its first public art master plan. Join the builders of Markham’s public art program for an evening of presentations, discussions, and a hands-on workshop.

Let us hear your ideas about how public art can help mark our city!

Event Highlights:

– Formal remarks by Mayor Frank Scarpitti

– Presentation on public art and the development of Markham’s Public Art Master Plan: 2020-2025 by public art consultant Workshop Architecture

– A panel of professionals will also share their ways of working in the realm of public art and their vision for Markham: (i) Mary Anne Barkhouse: A Kwakiutl artist whose installations evoke consideration of the self as a response to history and environment. Her public artwork Quarry can be found at Toogood Pond in Markham; (ii) Andrea Carson Barker: A former art critic, member of the Toronto Public Art Commission and member of the Markham business community; (iii) Xiaojing Yan: A Chinese-Canadian visual artist based in Markham whose work marries Chinese heritage with Canadian experience through the lens of a first-generation immigrant.

– Hands-on workshop to collectively imagine the future of public art in Markham. The activity will be led by Crazy Dames, a collaborative of artists, designers and urban planners who were recently the community artists-in-residency at the Varley Art Gallery.

All ages welcome. Refreshment will be provided.

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Co-Hosted By:

City of Markham | York Region Arts Council

In Partnership With:

YSpace Markham