PANEL DISCUSSION - MOVING FORWARD: 2020-2030 PUBLIC ART STRATEGY

PANEL DISCUSSION - MOVING FORWARD: 2020-2030 PUBLIC ART STRATEGY

TYPE: BEING SCENE 2021, PANEL/Q&A

This panel focuses on the city of Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021 as well as the 2020-2030 10-year Public Art Strategy. The panel will address the conversations around the city’s public art strategies and priorities with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Conversations will be grounded within strategic planning, addressing public art sites with problematic histories tied to colonization and community consultations and involvement in formulating public art creation and experience.

Registration is required.

Moderators: David Salazar & Kais Padamshi
Panelists: Joe Sellors, Catherine Dean, Lisa Anita Wegner

Accessibility:  If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please contact Justina Zatzman at justina_zatzman@workmanarts.com. ASL interpretation is available by request; if you require ASL interpretation, please let Justina know by March 8, 2021.

Please note that this panel discussion will be recorded and may be shared afterward. If you prefer not to appear in the recording, please leave your camera off when joining the event.

  • MONDAY, MARCH 15, 4-6 PM
FREE

Only one registration required per device/household.

This event supports a maximum of 50 participants. All others will be added to a waiting list for the next available workshop.

David
Salazar
Moderator

David Constantino Salazar is a Toronto-based sculptor with a studio practice highly focused in the tradition of hand modeling clay. His sculptures have been fabricated into bronze, resin or fired ceramic for both private and public art commissions. In 2017 he completed the Master’s degree program at OCAD University, where his research was focused on the double intended messages in traditional fable stories. His public art commissions include 2012 Carnaval, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 2015 Spadina Museum, Nuit Blanche, Toronto (Canada), and “One & All,” two public art bronze sculptures commissioned for Halton Hills in Georgetown, Ontario.  He is currently sculpting a public art commission titled, “Hogtown”, a four-foot-high hog sticking its tongue out, to be cast in bronze and installed in Toronto’s west end neighbourhood Parkdale.

Kais
Padamshi
Moderator

Kais Padamshi is the Interim Public Programming & Partnerships Manager at Workman Arts.

Catherine
Dean
Panelist

Catherine Dean is a public art officer at the City of Toronto. As part of the Culture division, she organises public art projects from competition to installation, including managing the annual program of the Toronto Sculpture Garden. Prior to her work at the City, she was an independent curator, and photo editor at many of Canada’s major magazines.

Lisa Anita
Wegner
Panelist

I am a MAD and disabled public artist and a storyteller. My fascination is to create immersive multi-sensory universes in which to play, and to invite the audience into them with me so that I can share the overriding theme of my art, which is liberation through dreaming. I believe we are all born artists until the world knocks it out of us. My work encompasses films, large-scale art installations, live performances, disruptions and social experiments. Recently, I have expanded into running performance workshops, creative consultation and sharing my artistic journey with others through speaking engagements. See what I do at www.mightybraveproductions.com.

Joe
Sellors
Panelist

Project Lead for ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021. Joe Sellors is committed to successfully launching the City of Toronto’s new 10-year public art strategy with impact bringing the city back to its feet and stronger than before – using art as a tool to engage and energize the public. Playing multiple roles over 13 years at the City of Toronto, Joe has worked with a variety of high-profile artists; leading the realization of several large-scale projects via roles as A/Manager of Programming, City Cultural Events and Production Lead for Nuit Blanche Toronto. Joe perpetually exhibits a tireless passion for the city’s Arts & Culture sector and looks forward to expanding opportunities for artists, cultural organizations, and for people to engage and experience the power of art throughout the city.

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