Year 3 - 2011

Art on the Move, Year 3

Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 2-4pm
Media Launch at The Assembly Hall (Kipling Avenue and Lake Shore Blvd. W.)

Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts presented the finale procession of Art on the Move, a mobile arts project that has transformed thirteen vehicles (including a 32ft sailboat) into a bold and dazzling fleet of art-adorned vehicles. On June 14, eight vehicles from the fleet converged on the grounds of The Assembly Hall to be celebrated and admired.

The launch marked the third and final year of the initial phase of this exciting, inter-generational community arts initiative which has brought together a total of 14 professional mural artists along with 230 community members of all ages to adorn 13 Toronto vehicles with “art instead of advertising” to bring surprise encounters with art to every corner of Toronto.

New Teams for Year 3:

  • Artist Amir Akbari teamed up with young people from the Toronto Public Library (TPL) Mimico Centennial branch’s Youth Advisory Group to paint a TPL delivery van;
  • Artist Erica Brisson worked with seniors from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to transform a large passenger bus that transports CAMH clients;
  • Artist Denise St. Marie and adults with intellectual disabilities from Etobicoke’s Creative Village Studio decorated a 30ft maintenance van from Community Living Toronto;
  • Artist Sandra Tarantino led a team of youth from Stonegate Community Health Centre to adorn an AutoShare car-sharing Nissan Cube;
  • Artist Amanda Strong worked with youth from Second Base Youth Shelter on a design for a vehicle owned by the Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough.

In addition to Year 3 vehicles, art-wrapped vehicles from Years 1 and 2 were displayed on June 14, including:

  • From Year Two, a minivan serving the Youth Without Shelter emergency shelter in Rexdale, created by artist MEDIAH with a team of over 20 youth from the shelter;
  • From Year Two, a minivan owned by C1 Artspace, created by artist Rebecca Baird and youth from the Native Canadian Centre;
  • From Year One, an Etobicoke business, White Knight Kitchens delivery cube van created by artist Amir Akbari and seniors from CAMH.
Photographer, Jeremy Sale

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