Do You See What They See? Children Draw Canada
The Calgary Heritage Authority has created an event that is designed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and inspire a vision for the next 150 years.
Around the world and through the ages, artists have used outdoor public spaces to express themselves freely for visitors to enjoy freely. For Canada 150 in Calgary, we propose to visually celebrate Calgary’s history of building a diverse, modern city with active participation from our diverse cultures. We will not only leave a lasting memorable impression, but also an outdoor art collection and a digital video that celebrates the cultural development of Calgary’s communities since Confederation.
Even in a slow economy, the bird of Calgary is the construction crane. We propose to create an outdoor gallery on the hoarding around a construction site. Our theme is building, but building with people.
Youth from diverse backgrounds will be paired with amateur and professional artists to visually celebrate diversity, reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples, and the infrastructures they built to support and host their aspirations.
The creation of this outdoor gallery will happen in a one day event and will be captured on video to help tell the story of our past, present and future. The first phase of this project will be the engaging Canadians in the event and the second phase will be sharing the legacy of Canada 150 for future generations.
August 6, 10 AM to 2 PM:
The Calgary Heritage Authority hosts "Children Paint Canada"
to celebrate Canada 150 and Heritage weekend. Calgary kids from diverse backgrounds will paint their favourite images of Canada on the construction boards around the City Hall renovations (3rd Street SE between 7th and 8th Avenues) coached by professional artists. Refreshments and entertainment. A video of the event and the final paintings will be distributed online, and paintings will stay up until November.
Want to paint or coach?
or just come out and watch the fun as Calgary's kids paint their images of Canada at 150.