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Everyone’s invited to participate in Unionville community art project


Artist and instructor Judith Livingston, who created the watercolour above called Poppies and Peonies, will be overseeing a communal art project at Unionville’s Stiver Mill Community Centre.

By Karen Bliss 

As part of Culture Days, the three-week celebration of free arts and culture activities, in-person and (some) online (Sept. 23-Oct. 16), York Region is hosting the Markham Collaborative Art Project this weekend at Unionville’s Stiver Mill Community Centre (9 Station Lane) 

On Sept. 24-25 from 11am – 2pm, artist and instructor Judith Livingston will oversee this big communal paint-and-or-collage-athon on a 40″ x 30″ stretched canvas. Locals are invited to come on down to the Centre and get creative on a square for the paper quilt.  

Perhaps you can add something tied in with culture or the community, and if you’re less artistically inclined, just go with something more abstract. No judgement here. 

The results can be seen on Oct. 3 on both Livingston’s web site and the Markham Arts Centre’s site. 

Livington is an award-winning exhibiting artist and Instructor with The Varley Art Gallery, Markham Arts Council and Latcham Arts Centre. She works in acrylics, watercolours, mixed media and collage.  

She has been living in Markham since 1983, and a member of MAC since 2005. Her many awards include an ACRA from The Town of Markham and The Canada 125 Commemorative Medal from The Government of Canada.  

Her work has been included in national and international collections, such as His Excellency Dr. Ivanov, President of Macedonia; The Art Gallery of Peel, “CSPWC Diploma Collection”, Brampton, Ontario; The Alberta College of Art and Design, “Canadian Art Slide Library”, Calgary, Alberta; and The Right Honourable C. Joseph Clark, Alberta. 

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