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City Uses Twitter to Engage Community in Public Art Development

Jun 28, 2013

The City of Mississauga and the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) have teamed-up to host a Twitter chat with celebrated artist Dan Bergeron to engage the community in a creative discussion on the development of an art piece to be installed at the Civic Centre skate park.

Twitter Chat Details

What: An interactive Twitter discussion with artist, Dan Bergeron to inspire the artistic direction of the project.

When: Wednesday July 3, noon to 1 p.m.

How to Participate: Log onto Twitter, follow City of Mississauga’s Culture Division (@SaugaCulture) and Dan Bergeron (@iamfauxreel). Add hashtag #saugapublicart to the end of each tweet during the chat.

More Information
For additional details on the Twitter chat with artist Dan Bergeron, contact Culture Division on Twitter through @SaugaCulture

Background
Dan Bergeron is a GTA-based artist with an interest in how the community views public spaces around them in inventive and stimulating ways. Dan's photo-based work has been commissioned by the likes of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, City of Toronto, Luminato, Evergreen Brickworks and most recently the City of Mississauga.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

Media Contact:
Lindsay Noronha
Communications Advisor, Community Services
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053
Lindsay.noronha@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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