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November 14, 2003
Toronto Culture launches Art Walk
  
The City of Toronto's Culture Division today launched its first Art Walk
featuring 22 works of art by local, national and international artists. The
works of art are located in the vicinity of Roy Thomson Hall, the SkyDome and
CN Tower. The Art Walk is being launched in conjunction with the Toronto
International Art Fair - ART TORONTO 2003, taking place November 13 to 17 at
the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

"Public art gives identity and character to an area," said Rita Davies,
Executive Director, Culture Division. "The works featured in the Art Walk will
enhance both residents' and visitors' perspectives of Toronto and contribute to
making Toronto a creative city."

The Art Walk brochure can be downloaded from the City's Web site at
http://www.toronto.ca/culture/artwalk.htm. The descriptions in the brochure
were written by David Liss, Curator and Director of Toronto's Museum of
Contemporary Canadian Art. The brochure will be available at the Toronto
International Art Fair (November 13 to 17) at the Metro Toronto Convention
Centre and at civic centres.

The featured works of art were created by Ruth Abernethy, Fastwürms, Jackie
Ferrara, Eldon Garnet, Brad Golden and Lynne Eichenberg, Michel Goulet, Anish
Kapoor, Micah Lexier, John McEwen, Bernie Miller, Albert Paley, Patrick and
Anne Poirier, Andrew Posa, Royden Rabinowitch, Susan Schelle, Judith Schwarz,
John Scott and Stewart H. Pollock, Michael Snow, Lana Winkler and Derek Lo.

The majority of the works of art in the Art Walk were commissioned through the
Private Developer Percent for Public Art Program administered by the City of
Toronto Urban Development Services.

Media contacts:
Terry Nicholson, Manager, Cultural Affairs, 416-392-4166
Economic Development Culture and Tourism Media Hotline
416-560-8726



 

 

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