JOY

JOY because of this, and what if, and despite everything

A series of non-stop participation events to see, hear, learn, move and make.

JOY Spot Projects are two-hour long relay projects of contemporary art, advice, advocacy, dance, poetry, photography, small books, book exchange, book-making, geology, ceramics, cartoons, health, painting, drawing, theater, food, small business incubation, tapestry and gardening. 

Each project has an original passport stamp for festival-goers to make an on-the-spot souvenir collection. 

2015 highlights:

GreenHere’s PLAYbynature: A Pop Up Adventure Playground for children, bringing an abundance of materials or “loose parts” to support children’s freely chosen, self-direct play.


Located in Susan Tibaldi Parkette, 

Andrea Dawber, www.greenhere.ca

 

Traffic Tapestry: Help make large-scale paintings and traffic jam using stamps of car, bike parts and shoes.

Jeff Mann, www.jeffmannart.com/workshops

 

Share Bloordale: Colour a Walk, Ride and Drive safety backpack and it is yours to keep – free. Exhibition sample backpacks by Ann O'Callaghan, Eldon Garnet, Jon Sasaki, Lois Andison, Monica Tap, Richard Mongiat, Sandra Brewster 

Bloordale-BIA.com 

A music-orchestra-bicycle-joy-machine and play station for music making.  

by Phil Sarazen, www.bikearts.ca.

TIMEANDDESIRE: Joy Stations

Dance Freely: designates and fosters dancing.

Permit Playing: claims public space for a play zone with signage and play equipment. 

www.timeanddesire.com

 

Bloordale Index: Community created light sculptures begin at the festival and culminate at Nuit Blanche

Toronto School of Art, www.tsa-art.com 

 

Mind Exchange: Bring a book, take a book / free. Special call for children’s books.  

Marjolein Winterink 


Asphalt Gardens: Installation incorporating landscape traces from residential gardens, parks, orphaned places, railway lands, pathways, laneway weeds and sidewalk cracks from across Bloordale area neighbourhoods. Large-scale image from the West End Rail Path, small-scale images facsimiles of Bloordale banners and features Asphalt Garden poems.

Dyan Marie, www.dyanmarie.com 

 

 

Two-hour long relay events of contemporary art, advice, advocacy, dance, poetry, photography, small books, book exchange, book-making, geology, ceramics, cartoons, health, painting, drawing, theater, food, small business incubation, tapestry and gardening.

24 Spot Events by:
Short Dances in Tiny Places Alvin Collantes, Illustrative Awareness Amanda Bolous, Communal Illustrations Anthony Smerek, Something Blue Photography Becca Lemire, Share Bloordale The Bloordale BIA, Elephant Shoes Cheryl Lim, Mindful Arts Eleanor Berenson, Financial Workshop Jeremy Fink, Bisous Events Jessica Hoang, Breakdance how-to's Jordan McKie, How to Wear a Sari Kripa Sekhar, Botanicus Art Ensemble Kristen Fahrig, Instrument Demonstrations Kvesche BE, Make Cartoons Lianne Mauladin, Natasha Bailey Mercer Union, House of Energy Ozy Montano, Tiny Print Press Graven Feather, Sculpture + Plaster Samar Hejazi, Felting by Sarah Sarah Ball, Collective Loop Shannon Patridge, FAF Shyla Tibando, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art Siobhan Boyd, Tarot by Tara Tara Greene, Spirit of Vera Vera Audette.
Spot Projects
produced by Nine EH and Darren Leu, info@creaturescreating.com