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Downtown Trees Coloured Blue - By You

Sep 20, 2016

As part of a new temporary public art installation in the downtown core, trees on Mississauga Celebration Square will be coloured blue on October 1.

The Blue Trees project allows residents to take part in the creative process. Participants will be given electric blue pigment to colour the trees in the upper and lower areas of the Square. Another community colouring day will also take place on October 2 (see details below).

In addition to the community art activation on the Square, the artist behind The Blue Trees, Konstantin Dimopoulos, will be featured in an artist talk at the Living Arts Centre on September 29.

The project uses an environmentally safe blue water-based pigment to temporarily alter the colour of trees. It causes no damage or harm to the trees or those who apply it. The longevity of the project is weather dependent.

Event Details: The Blue Trees

ARTIST TALK

What: 
Sculptor, environmentalist, performance and installation artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos, creates artwork that is grounded in sociological and humanist philosophies. Dimopoulos will discuss The Blue Trees project specifically and how art has the potential to change the world.

Who: 
Artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos.
Members of Council
Simons, partner
Square One; Oxford Properties Group, partner
Living Arts Centre, partner

When: 
Thursday, September 29
7 to 9 p.m.

Where:
Living Arts Centre, RBC Theatre
4141 Living Arts Drive (enter through Galleria)
Mississauga, ON
[Map]

Cost: 
Free

Registration:
RSVP by September 28 to public.art@mississauga.ca

COMMUNITY COLOURING DAY

What: 
During this free community event, attendees are encouraged to help artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos colour trees blue. The coloured trees will form the latest temporary public art installation in downtown Mississauga.

Clothing:
Participants are asked to wear clothing suitable for painting as this is a hands-on activity.

Who: 
This is a free, public event. The artist will be in attendance.

When: 
Saturday, October 1
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:
Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON
[Map]

Cost: 
Free

ADDITIONAL EVENT

Tree colouring is also scheduled to take place at the following location:

Square One (Simons & Square One)
Sunday, October 2
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
[Map]

Potential Interviews:
Interviews can be arranged with Konstantin Dimopoulos in advance of the Artist Talk on September 29 at the Living Arts Centre. If you are interested in an interview, contact Lindsay Noronha.

Media Contact:
Lindsay Noronha
Communications Advisor, Community Services
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 3940                                       
Lindsay.Noronha@mississauga.ca                 
TTY: 905-896-5151






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