Our friends over at East End Arts have launched a fun new project to help keep us all feeling connected right now. The Toronto Mycelial Network is an opportunity for you to connect with us and the Toronto arts community by creating a mushroom from supplies you have at home!

Mushrooms can be a great distance apart, but are connected to the same invisible network.

Mushrooms grow invisibly, connected to an unseen latticework just beneath the surface.

Mushrooms grow on the old, process nature and signify times of change.

So, make a mushroom with us! It can be made from felt, papier-mache, origami or whatever art supplies you find in your cupboards. While we are all socially distant, let’s make something together to stay connected.

We invite artists and makers to spend this time making any interpretation of a 3-dimensional mushroom that can fit on a 2” x 2” square. Once this is all finished and we can gather together, the mushrooms will be collected and displayed as part of Nuit Blanche, East Danforth, and other possible hubs.

Until then, let’s be connected through an invisible network of making. Share your mushrooms on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #InvisibleNetworkTO. It’s that simple. This is an invitation to focus on a single shape, and meditate on the nature of interconnectedness while we make it!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  1. Make a mushroom. Document your process, if you feel like sharing!
  2. Post on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #InvisibleNetworkTO. Be sure to tag your crafty friends to keep the network growing!
  3. Sign up for the East End Arts Newsletter to be notified about The Toronto Mycelial Network at Nuit Blanche and other opportunities to make magic!
  4. Email your photo to info@artsetobicoke.com to be featured on our social media and website!

Arts Etobicoke is excited to be part of this project curated by East End Arts with the support of the other Toronto LASOs: Lakeshore Arts, North York Arts, Scarborough Arts and Urban Arts.