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David Acheson, Present, 2000, epoxy bonemeal composite over foam, height 9 ft.

How We Live In Cities Presents:
PLACE & PLACEMENT ART EXHIBITION
Art-Gardens & Our Community: May 18 – July 15, 2017

Opening Night Reception (free!): May 18, 2017 6:30pm

How We Live In Cities and the Corridor Collective respond to population and climate change with art and ecology projects. With the redevelopment of Wallace Emerson Park and the Galleria Mall (Dupont Street area) in Toronto, there is an opportunity to explore the site as the start-up location for an Art-Garden Corridor.

Gardens lower the city’s carbon footprint. They mediate summer heat, water run-off, provide bee and wildlife habitat, improve air quality, enhance urban appearances and provide healthy, self-directed exercise. Collecting spot gardens (small designated or new gardens sites) into a corridor, can link civic, public and commercial space into Walk Here routes that encourage people to walk to work, schools, parks and shops. Walking enables stronger civic engagement; it enables people to live where they live, while fostering better health and mindset.

This exhibition presents works by leading artists with practices in sculpture, public art, and place-making. They offer art as garden sculptures to be imagined as public art and theoretical examples of way-finding markers for the Art-Garden Corridor route.

Drop In! Participate! Free! Discover art and be encouraged to make gardens. Hands-on, garden-making resources are available to create Spot Gardens with seeds, tools, information and events.


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Reimagine Galleria exterior, 1245 Dupont St., Toronto, ON (Galleria Mall).

Exhibitions

West Room: Presence
Large-scale sculpture.
David Acheson (about the artist)

Middle Gallery: Way Finding
Corridor Collective garden sculpture.
Catherine Beaudette, Edward Burtynsky, Eldon Garnet, Darren Leu, Heather Nicol, John Dickson, Noel Harding, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Time and Desire (about the artists)

East Room: Earth Room Worm Hole
Interspecies architectural environment.
Interspatial: Natalia Bakaeva and Mark Francis (about the artists)

Outside / Overhead: Sun Lights
Installation of hanging, solar-powered lights, constructed from recycled materials.
Eric Anthony Charron (about the artist)

Monitor: Eden Archive
Images developed from seed collected in local parks, gardens, railway corridors, laneways and orphaned spaces.
Dyan Marie (about the artist)

Work Room: Spot Gardens
Spot Garden presentation: art, tool kit, seeds, workshops and activities.
Botanicus Art Ensemble, Toronto Seed Library, Tool Exchange and HWLIC Workshops


Guerrilla Gardening Seed Balls
Workshop Saturday, May 20th, 2:30pm to 5:00pm. Free / All Welcome
Seeds balls are an ancient technique for propagating plants without opening the soil. Join the hands-on workshop to create Seed Balls, led by Kristen Fahrig, seeds provided by the Toronto Seed Library, MacGregor Playground Branch. Use and share the Seed Balls to start Spot Gardens at home and in overlooked spaces.
Kristen Fahrig, Botanicus Art Ensemble (about the artists)


Location:
Reimagine Galleria Collaborative Community Space
1245 Dupont St. (Galleria Mall) *next to the LCBO
Toronto, ON  M6H 2A6

Location Hours:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 11am-7pm
Saturdays: 10am-6pm
**Opening Night Reception: Thursday, May 18th 6:30pm

For more information, please follow Reimagine Galleria and How We Live in Cities on social media, #ReimagineGalleria #HowWeLiveInCities or visit us at Galleria Mall (1245 Dupont St.).

Contact:
Dyan Marie, Curator, How We Live In Cities, dyan@dyanmarie.com / 647-973-2349

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