Art Gallery of Burlington – $6,500 (Larger Grant)
AGB’s Garden of Chimes – in celebration of Canada 150th Anniversary
This grant supports the AGB community-wide exhibition in its outdoor Dan Lawrie Family Courtyard – a space that is annually reserved for professional artists’ installations. The goal of this project is to bring together our community to participate in an inclusive exhibition of sight and sound by creating a ‘Garden of Chimes’ to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Community members will be invited to participate in 18 free Sunday workshops beginning in May to create musical chimes that will be exhibited in the outdoor Courtyard culminating in October on Culture Days weekend. The chimes will be created using various materials including clay, wood, bamboo, glass and metal. Chimes will be grouped into 150 pieces allowing as many people to participate as possible. Workshops will be led by the AGB’s artists/educators and assisted by volunteers. A reception for the ‘Garden of Chimes’ exhibition will take place on July 1st, 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday, and all members of our community will be invited to a barbecue. The AGB’s ‘Garden of Chimes’ project will mark the first time the gallery will hold a community-wide exhibition and offers a unique opportunity for children and families to participate. Partial funding represents a decrease in the amount to support existing human resources for this program.