Community invited to be part of “larger-than-life” art project

RBC Market Mornings take place Saturdays in September at Guelph Farmers’ Market

Guelph, Ont., August 24, 2016 – Beginning Saturday, September 3, residents are invited to participate in the creation of a collaborative art piece as part of the City’s RBC Market Mornings program.

This year’s program runs Saturdays in September from 10 a.m. to noon in the Guelph Farmers’ Market parking lot. Guelph artist Glynis Logue will bring attention to the impact that unpredictable weather conditions have on the migration of moths and other insects by facilitating the creation of a larger-than-life sculptural insect landscape.

Logue’s project invites market-goers to choose from a selection of printed images that depict nature and the various airborne and wind propelled insects that inhabit it. Participants will be shown how to transfer these images onto pieces of reclaimed local ash wood and repurposed aluminum. All materials will be provided.

“I’m glad to be able to give new meaning and presence to Guelph’s former ash trees,” says Logue who is working with the City’s Parks Operations and Forestry division to source materials for the project.

At the end of the project, individual art pieces will be assembled by Logue into a public art piece designed to be set into motion by passersby and the wind.

The interactive installation will be on display at the corner of Gordon and Wilson streets throughout the fall. Logue says she envisions “a highly visible beacon, stimulating the imagination and building awareness of life’s constant changes—especially in the world of bugs.”

This is the third year RBC has sponsored the Market Mornings program, which features artist-led opportunities for the community to participate in free outdoor art-making activities.

“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to help develop and support a creative hands-on program that connects Guelph’s talented artists with the broader public and celebrates imagination and community spirit”, says Jamie Clinch, RBC’s regional vice president, Guelph North Halton.

About Glynis Logue

Glynis Logue is a Guelph-based environmental designer and artist with more than 20 years of experience in biological science, ecological art, and community engagement. Her work has been recognized for its unique ability to offer wayfinding, healing and critical conversations about our environmental future. Recent commissioned projects include Mood Clusters for Beyond the Edge Artist’s Gardens Exhibition in Ottawa (2014) and The River for LAND|SLIDE: Possible Futures Exhibition in Markham (2013).

For more information

Ella Pauls
Manager, Cultural Affairs and Tourism
519-822-1260 extension 2589
ella.pauls@guelph.ca