It's Your City Mississauga
On Saturday October 1, 2011 the art installation project “It’s Your City Mississauga” will be happening at Mississauga Celebration Square from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This project is made possible with the Culture Division of the City of Mississauga.
The “It’s Your City Project” started in summer of 2010 at the Find Your Spirit Festival in Brantford, ON and has been completed in Kitchener-Waterloo, and Hamilton. This is a traveling art installation project which Lizzie Gosse hopes to complete in as many cities as possible.
The theme of this art installation is public interactive participation. It’s Your City project fosters creativity, participation, and interaction between the community, the creative process, and the artist.
What makes up this project?
“It’s Your City Mississauga” will consist of various small canvases what will be prepared with different textures using various household materials. The canvases will be laid out on a tarp where people can use different bottles to pour, squirt, and spray the paint in an abstract form. Once dry, the canvases will be hung to a master board to create a cityscape of the Mississauga area.
What else makes this project special?
The installation will be touchable. I really enjoy touch artwork, even though it is widely unacceptable. The idea of touchable artwork comes from the studying of Marshall McLuhan’s theory that the medium is the message. To fully understand and comprehend the artwork, the individual must interactive with the medium not only by sight, but by one of our strongest senses, touch.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm Painting of the Canvases
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Drying and arranging of the Canvases
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm adding features
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm viewing and touching of the art installation
Date(s) & Time(s):
Saturday, October 1, 2011 — 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West
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It's Your City will be occurring in the outdoor space of Mississauga Celebration Square. There is street parking on Burnhamthorpe or at the mall. There will be stages, other artists and vendors in the area.