Friday, October 2, 2015

Artist Talk: Friday October 9, 2015

For Immediate Release
   October 1, 2015 | TORONTO

Jumblies Theatre, MABELLE arts, and 

Red Dress Productions welcome 

Glen Andersen for an Exploration of 

Community Engagement

Public Art & Place 

On Friday October 9 at 6:30 pm, Glen Andersen will give a free public lecture on
The Spirit of Place, a 45-minute presentation exploring his philosophy of urban aesthetics. Glen explores the visibility of human-scale and handmade environments that can counteract generic contemporary urban terrains.

Hailing from Vancouver, Glen is visiting Toronto as guest artist with Red Dress Productions, Mabelle Arts, and Jumblies Theatre, and brings his considerable experience with community-engaged public and place-based art, specifically in creating permanent mosaic and sculptural work for civic plazas, sidewalks, and parks. His presentation is timely given the Toronto Arts Council recently announced Arts in the Parks Program, and Toronto’s 5-year parks plan unanimously passed by City Council in 2013.

The presentation, to be held at Jumblies Theatre’s Ground Floor Studio (132 Fort York Blvd., north of Lakeshore and east of Bathurst) on Friday October 9 at 6:30 pm, will be followed by an open-format discussion. Light refreshments provided.
Donations appreciated. Everyone is welcome.

Glen Andersen is a Vancouver-based artist specializing in public and community art. 20 years ago, by an accident of fate, he found himself dabbling in the ancient art of mosaic, which eventually became his primary medium. This happened at a time when Vancouver was initiating a bold and often innovative series of community-engaged art programs. All at once, there were many sanctioned venues for a publicly-engaged art practice in a range of media, both ephemeral and permanent.  Through his practice, Glen hopes to stimulate a deeper understanding of the unique spirit of a place.

For more information, contact 
Jumblies Theatre
Red Dress Productions:  
twitter: @reddressprod

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