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posted September 23, 2010
Toronto, Ontario... Professional sculptor, educator and cultural animator Kristen Fahrig announced today that she is the winner of the 2010 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for Integrated-Arts, receiving a monetary prize in the amount of $15,000 from Canada Council.
Kristen Fahrig, originally from Ottawa, received this award for her contribution to community collaborations in Toronto’s west end, Harbourfront Centre and MacGregor Park, where she is currently artist-in-residence. In this process she brings together professional artists of a variety of genres to work with people of all ages and backgrounds, to create collective works of art.
In 2008, Fahrig created the finale of Harbourfront Centre’s water festival Luminat’eau: Carnival H2O. She designed a 14’ sculpture of a woman that gazed out over the lake, her arms outstretched and holding a vessel of water. This figure was the centre piece of an integrated art performance that combined visual art, narrative, ritual, cross cultural expressions, circus and community performance in honour of the immense power of the Great Lakes. This public performance, involving 300 people, including performers, artists and volunteers, was then translated into a small urban park setting where Kristen has been artist in residence since 2004. Read More >>
Please join us as we celebrate the delivery of two colourful new picnic tables to our park.
Built by Design & Tech students at West Toronto Collegiate and painted by the Adult ESL class, these tables will be a wonderful enhancement and shared by many people for years to come.
West Toronto Collegiate is closing at the end of this month so this has special significance as our last joint project.
Thanks to all the great students and teachers from West Toronto!!
Our picnic will be on:
Friday June 18
Lansdowne Avenue north of College Street
See you in the park!
MacGregor Park Art Club
Materials for these picnic tables were bought with a grant from the City of Toronto 2009 Neighbourhood Beautification Program .