Community Workshops

My son and I attended one of the Art of the Danforth community workshops on the weekend and it was terrific.  Led by artist, Heidi Popsil, we made silhouettes (to be part of the installation on the outside of the Coxwell library) and painted flags to be part of the ‘Tibetan prayer flag’ installation at the Big Hole at Woodbine and Danforth.  I think it will be wonderful for my son to walk along during the Art of the Danforth and see his artwork there along with all the other artists.

There are several more of the free family workshops at the Coxwell library.  Families of all kinds are welcome to attend these one-off workshops.  If you missed this one, there are five more chances to take part!  And that’s not all there are lots of community workshops happening in advance of the art walk.

Check out all of the free workshops that are available this month!

FAMILY ARTS WORKSHOPS

Folk artist Heidi Pospisil will lead families in making colorful life sized silhouettes and multi-colored flags to be strung  together in dramatic display. All workshops at Coxwell Public Library, 1675 Danforth (just east of Coxwell)  Space is limited! If interested, please sign up at the library reference desk or by calling 416-393-7783.

Wednesday, March 10 – 6pm to 8pm
Friday, March 19 – 2pm to 4pm (March break)
Saturday, March 20 – 2pm to 4pm (March break)
Wednesday, March 24 – 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday, March 31 – 6pm to 8pm

EAST DANFORTH PEOPLE AND PLACES

All workshops at LucSculpture Studio & School, 663 Greenwood, just N of Danforth)
Join multidisciplinary artist Gomo George in sifting through facts, gossip and feelings about places and people in this area.   Come prepared with your contributions to be woven into displays that explore who and what make up this strip.

Thursday March 18, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Special focus on the Roxy / Allanby Theatre
Thursday March 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Special focus on the Linnsmore & Crossroads Taverns
Sunday April 4    10 am – noon –
Thursday April 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Thursday April 15, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE EMPTY STORES?

We’ve tried very hard over the past year to connect with the owners of the empty stores along the Art of the Danforth walk site.  Surprisingly, many of the owners of these stores are inaccessible, not even trying to rent out the sites.  Now, we would NEVER suggest we intrude on their private property with mounting some ghostly silhouettes on their outer windows.  That’s why we’re just going to talk about it.

Thursday March 11, 6:30-8:30 at LucSculpture Studio & School, 663 Greenwood
Wednesday April 7, 6:30-8:30 at Community Centre 55, 97 Main Street (@ Gerrard)

0 comments to “Community Workshops”
  1. I agree!
    Could Deca offer to these absentee retail landlords help in making their yucky, unrented spaces nicer? Maybe a paintjob etc?
    Spmething through the mail slot as communication?
    A Real Estate pro can find the owners info…

    Also..is there any way we can convince at least ONE restaurant in our immediate area to be open on a Monday night??? The same pleading tone to the new coffee shop? Okay…no bread…but stale muffins and coffee from Sunday would be great on a Monday afternoon..

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