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Amazing Moss Park Art Murals Launch
September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
The Amazing Moss Park Art Collective will unveil two outdoor murals by Design leads Giselle Silvestri and Dan Philips.
The BLANK WALLS mural project, Giselle Silvestri states; “ The At Home with Covid” mural is about Covid and how our homes took on a whole new meaning during 2020 and 2021. For some it became a prison for others a refuge. In some homes there was death and in other homes there was new life. For some, Covid destroyed their livelihood and they became homeless adding to the already homeless population. Tent cities sprung up all across our city, and for some these tents are the only homes they have. The mural reflects the hopefulness I have been feeling, slowly seeing life return to normal”. Giselle’s work will be added to by images from Carol Mark, Michael Jenkins, Colour Blots by Angela, Farzana Aziz, Michael Sillers, Maziar Mohajer, and Rachelle Soloway. Each will visually fill in her or his personal story of home, within the visual context Giselle has provided. Another story of Covid Life.
Dan Philip’s mural, comes to grips with the history of the surrounding neighbourhood, The Moss Park area, how it got here, why it looks the way it does and who were the people who made it happen. Dan’s poster depicts T.J. Wilkie, builder of an historically designated block on Queen East, and the Allan family, G.W. and William Allan, who gifted what is now Moss Park to the City. History comes alive in art.