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Free Toronto Island Model-Making Workshop by Winter Island Artist-in-Residence, Rhonda Weppler on January 25

Join the Winter Island Artist-in-Residence, Rhonda Weppler for the first community engagement of 2020. She is hosting a free public, drop-in model making workshop on Saturday, January 25 from 1pm-5pm at Artscape Gibraltar Point on the Toronto Islands. The artist will lead participants in creating replicas of Toronto Island homes.

Artscape Gibraltar Point Winter Island Artist In Residence Rhonda Weppler

“A home is a private space within a public community, and from this perspective, any home can be seen as an island. The homes gathered together on Toronto Island have an amplified “homey” quality by virtue of being on an actual island set against the city background of downtown Toronto. Collectively they comprise a village within a city, existing simultaneously within, and at a distance from, Toronto,” stated Winnipeg-born, New York resident artist, Rhonda Weppler.

Artscape Gibraltar Point Winter Island Artist In Residence Rhonda Weppler

This workshop will build on Weppler’s month-long engagement with island residents, around model home building, and all models, will be featured in a photo-collage project, to be displayed as part of the Winter Island Exhibition at Artscape Youngplace in July 2020.

Transport to and from Ward’s Island will be provided from the ferry at 12:45pm (off the 12:30pm ferry), with return trips at 3:30pm (ferry departs 3:45pm) and 4:45Ppm (Ferry departs at 5:00pm).

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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