Public invited to colour Mississauga downtown trees blue!

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

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.

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.Konstantin Dimopoulos

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: 

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.

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

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

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

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

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