Connecting Canada Through Art

Telling THE STORY OF OUR Communities

 

“We have been working with the Canada 150 Mosaic project team on this initiative for well over a year now and are excited
that its finally time to tell our community about it and generate some excitement!” said Jennifer Benner, Chair of Creative
Airdrie Society’s Board of Directors. “We are grateful to have the support of the Alberta Government’s Community Initiatives
Program for Canada 150 projects. We are pleased to partner with the City of Airdrie to ensure that the mosaic becomes a
enduring piece of its public Art program.”

Communities across Canada are coming together to create a mural that will connect Canada through Art. Our city will create
a section of the mural made up of 400 individual tiles that symbolize our community. This piece will become a stand alone
mural showcased in Nose Creek Park and will become part of a visual time capsule for this national unified project of over
80,000 tiles.

The Canada 150 Mosaic project is coming to Airdrie and Creative Airdrie want you to be a part of it!!! Not a professional artist? Not a problem! We have people that can help you try something new! We are looking for 330 community members to help paint the mural. Youth and newcomers to Canada are encouraged to join in on the fun!

GET YOUR ART ON!
We are inviting local participants to paint on mosaic tiles in workshops facilitated by our Canada 150 Mosaic team. On 4×4
inch tiles, using brushes and paint, participants will be encouraged to leave their mark by creating a painting that represents
their community from their own perspective. Every painting will be a story and will become a piece of a much bigger story.

Individuals: We have reserved tiles for professional artists, youth and newcomers to Canada – so please indicate if you
belong to any of these groups when you register.

Groups: If your organization would like to sign up as a group, we can accommodate up to 8 people per organization.
Groups are responsible to arrange their own transportation and permissions. (One tile to be painted per person).

Cost: This project is free due to the generosity of Creative Airdrie and the Alberta Government.

THE SCHEDULE: TUESDAY 26TH AND WEDNESDAY 27TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2017.
Teams will be painting in shifts over two days to accommodate our numbers. Please see the registration form online for
specific time slots.

THE LAUNCH PARTY:
October 1st, 2017 Nose Creek Park, 1:00

DEADLINE:
September 15th, 2017

HOW TO REGISTER: visit artember.ca