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The MacGregor Park Art Club was formed out of a 12 months Artist Residency for artist Kristen Fahrig in MacGregor Park. This residency saw the park through a year of arts programming which was completed at the end of the October 2006.
The Art Club meets on Saturday afternoons at the field house. We create art together that leads up to celebratory events in the park according to the natural cycle of the seasons and the plants, with the aims of nourishment, beautification and community involvement.
A solid group of artists have now developed a dynamic collaborative process through working together at the park. Our community connections strengthen as we make history together.
(416) 576 9009
Kate Cayley, Cooking Fire Theatre Festival
Jane Wells, Theatre Director, Writer & Storyteller
Maninho Costa, Director, Bloco Batucada Carioca (Sambista)
Tatjana Hutinec, Visual Artist, Special Effects Costume & Props for Film
Luciano Porto, Musician, Molumbo Groove
Jaclyn Buckley, Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer
Utano Yo, Community Art & Environmental Studies student, York University
Maylee Todd, Music & Improv.
Tiiu Millistver, Music
Lesley Norgate, Visual Artist
Toronto Arts Council
City of Toronto Neighbourhood Beautification Program
Ontario Arts Council
Canada Council for the Arts
Saturday, June 21, 10:am – 4:00pm &
Canada Day, Tuesday July 1st, 10:am – 4:00pm
Blacksmithing Demonstrations in the Park
MacGregor Park Art Club presents a series of demonstrations on the art of blacksmithing with Dave Brandow1 and Sandra Dunn2 They will be demonstrating traditional blacksmithing joinery techniques, slitting & drifting, punching & riveting as well as creating decorative forged elements. There will be two demos in the spring and two in the fall with the arbor assembled on site at the last event. The Arbour/Archway will be designed and engineered with the intention that it will be permanently installed in the park.
Information will be made available to the public about the history & process of blacksmithing, how to contact artist blacksmiths in Ontario and the types of work they are producing – from architectural, sculpture, art knives, armor and decorative artworks large & small. Listings of schools and other ways of gaining skills as a blacksmith, organizations and meets in North America as well as a Bibliography of websites, videos and books.
Skateboad Design & Build Workshops for Youth
MacGregor Park Art Club joins with Ecole Secondaire Toronto Ouest to offer two afterschool workshops for youth.
*1. Skateboard Buiilding and Painting with Artist Lissa BrunetFrom: April 29, to June 17Date: Tuesday, 3:30-5:30pmlocation: Toronto Ouest, 330 Lansdowne Avenue, South entrance.
*2. Designing a Skateboard Park with Gordie WornoffFrom: April 29, to June 17Date: Tuesday, 3:30-5:30pmlocation: Toronto Ouest, 330 Lansdowne Avenue, South entrance.An exhibition and celebration of the resulting art and designs will be held in the MacGregor Park Fieldhouse Gallery on June 21st, 2014.
Free – Registration Required Funded by the Toronto Arts Council
For information please contact: Kristen Fahrig, Artistic Director;MacGregor Park Art Club.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 416 576 9009
1. President; Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association 2.Owner; Two Smiths
Funded by the Ontario Arts Council