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Transformation City

An exhibition of community art on the construction hoarding in Grange Park

Until July 1, 2006

Transformation City

The Territories of Balance, Equilibrium and Stagnation
Wil Kucey, Fank Maidens, Leah Glushien, Craig Porter, Michael Taglieri

The Art Gallery of Ontario is part of a vibrant neighborhood with a diverse history. At the heart of the community are individuals, groups and organizations who guide children’s development, give voice to youth and create opportunities for cultural expression.

Since the 1930’s local residents and AGO staff and volunteers have met in Grange Park to celebrate the importance of the arts within this thriving civic culture. These encounters have cultivated long-term relationships and laid a strong foundation for the development of arts education at the AGO.

As the Gallery celebrates our 75th year of Arts Education and we embark on the exciting Transformation AGO, we have invited some of our neighbours to create the exhibition Transformation City, which reflects on the important relationships between art, community involvement and everyday life in our neighbourhood.

In this exhibition, neighbours from local community organizations worked with artists to share their experiences of the community that surrounds Grange Park. Each work of art has its own compelling story, and they all communicate why art matters. In every way, Transformation City conveys the diversity of experience and collaboration that reflects the diversity of experience and collaboration that will carry us into our dynamic future.


HARMONY AND HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
William Ho

Alexandra Park Community Centre - Judy Lam

Toronto Chinese Community Services Association - Christine Leung and Peter Chiu


THE GRANGE COMPACT
Natalie Wood

Cecil Community Centre - Victor Joong and Davis Mirza


THE TERRITORIES OF BALANCE, EQUILIBRIUM AND STAGNATION
Wil Kucey,Frank Maidens,Leah Glushien,Craig Porter, MichaelTaglieri

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) - |Laura Matthews, Blake Fitzpatrick


AT THE CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE
Daryl James Bucar and Maria Hupfield

University Settlement - Jennifer Roberts, Stephen Flood, Anna Lee Boschetto, Anne Yardley and Ida Bertolini


Transformation City Community Art Project is presented in partnership with ArtsAccess

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