Thursday, October 2, 2008

Connecting the Dots: 11th National Mural Symposium

Friday November 7 - Sunday November 9, 2008 at the Madison Manor Boutique Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

Presented by Mural Routes,
1859 Kingston Road
Scarborough ON M1N 1T3


To teach, learn & share valuable insight about mural art

*Who should attend?*

Artists, arts administrators, arts educators, public art consultants, community builders, creative developers of community space. /Connecting the Dots/ offers a great chance to network with others who share your interest in community development through mural art.

*Keynote address* (in partnership with the Community Arts Practice program at York University):

*Mbala** *- artist, poet and musician with the Area Youth Foundation in Kingston, Jamaica. Through music and poetry, Mbala shares how Kingston's inner city youth created murals that help reduce division and violence in their communities.

*Symposium sessions include:*

* History of Mural Art, Friday afternoon lecture with master mural artist/educator John Hood
* Our Space: Our Stories, roundtable discussion featuring a presentation by Project: Urban Canvas (Amnesty International Toronto)
* Contractual Agreements and your mural project, with David McClyment, Co-ordinator Fine Arts Studio program, Centennial College
* Off the Wall: Working on Alternate Supports and Surfaces, with Donna Mayne, Art Director - City of Windsor Art Studio and Rob Matejka, mural artist/installation specialist
* Mural Maintenance and Conservation, with reports from Getty Conservation Institute and Debra Daly Hartin, Canadian Conservation Institute
* Engaging Communities through Mural Making, with Julie Frost, Art Director - Arts for Children Toronto

More information and online registration available at

or call Mural Routes at 416-698-7995, email [email protected]


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