For those of you that have been taking advantage of the warmer weather you may have noticed some new artwork beautifying your outdoor stroll and wondered where it came from and what it’s all about. Well I was happy to take part in helping Susan hang that artwork and her article below tells the story.
From Susan’s article published in the May Neighbourhoods.
The Port Credit Business Improvement Area (BIA,) is currently collaborating with the Port Credit Secondary School Visual Arts Department and Centre City Capital Limited to create art on the street. The historic Port Credit Post Office location is the venue for an outdoor gallery exhibition, Evolution.
The BIA association, formed in 1976, has grown in time into a community of unique and diverse businesses. The Evolution art installation is planned to celebrate the BIA’s history and activities in the past forty years that promote Port Credit as an exciting place to live, work, and play. Staged in two areas along Lakeshore Road West at the intersection of Stavebank Road and the adjacent waterfront trail, the artwork focuses on the development of business within the BIA corridor boundaries across the village and the vibrant BIA cultural events and activities.
Grade 11 students are now painting their youthful impressions of Port Credit under the supervision of Ms. Zita, Department Head of The Arts at PCSS and Artist Susan Mentis, BIA Community Project Coordinator.
Starting from research and thumbnail sketch images, students were inspired to focus on events and businesses that represent Port Credit. Join us for our opening reception May 13, 2016.
See you real soon…