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Some of the projects I have been involved in over the last couple of years include:
Young Artists Among Us - October 2011
Project partially sponsored by the Hamilton Community Foundation and Hamilton Waterfront Trust
Organizer: artist, Kasia Niton
Hamilton Waterfront - Discovery Centre Building
Sheridan College Mississauga Campus Mural – “Shine Brighter” (2010)
Participated in painting Sheridan’s Temporary Outdoor Mural (approx 200ft) for their new Business Campus with a team of 10 Sheridan students, many community members, neighborhood schools, Mississauga's Mayor Hazel McCallion and city counselors. It took 5 days to complete this awesome peace of community art .
“Young Artists AmongUs” Art Exhibition (annually in 2008 - 2011)
I ran, overlooked and mentored these Youth-Led Community Action Projects partially funded by the Hamilton Community Foundation. My responsibilities: guide and mentor 7 young artists from the organizing committee, help with fundraising, administration and documentation of these projects that grow every year. In 2010 there were more than 150 submissions and more than 600 participants. This event included an outdoor art exhibition at the Hamilton Waterfront; face painting, workshops for young children and painting a group mural.
“Healthy Active Living” (2008)
Youth and children attending the Summer Polish School in Hamilton (50 children) were taught about healthy, active lifestyles in a variety of fun exercises and included a final mural painting. (Lead artist and mentor for young artists)
“Science of Garbage” (2008)
The project run in collaboration with youth from the Polish Canadian Women’s Federation and children attending the Polish Heritage Schools from Hamilton Wentworth Separate District School Board were taught about waste, recycling, etc through drawing and painting workshops and went on final trip to Waste Centre in Hamilton and the Science Centre in Toronto.
True Colours (2006)
I led mural painting projects based on diversity and equality at Central Public School in Hamilton. The two "True Colours" murals were created with 90 children, grades 3 through 5.
Mural Conference and Painting with John Hood (2006)
Participated in conference organized by Mural Routes, Toronto and painted an indoor mural in Kitchener with Canadian Muralist, John Hood.
Start to Speak (2005/2006)
Leading Artist in the "Start to Speak" Mural Project. The goal of this Women Community Art Project was to empower the immigrant women from Afghanistan, Somalia and Sudan. Stories of women were transferred into two pieces of art. One piece was painted on a canvas; the second was sewn using different colour fabrics, beads and threads.