The ongoing renaissance at Yonge + St. Clair continues this January as Slate Asset Management joins TO DO to present a series of lobby installations. Three installations will be on display near the midtown intersection, including work from international design firms Gensler and IBI Group, as well as local studio, superkül.
Join a group of public art experts for a thought-provoking walking tour at the intersection of Yonge + St. Clair. The tour will start in the lobby of 2 St. Clair Avenue West. Ilana Altman, Sean Martindale, and Anjuli Solanki will provide their own perspectives on the architect-designed installations, give insight into their experience in public art, and raise questions about art in the urban realm.
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Ilana Altman is the Co-Founder and Lead at The Artful City, Executive Director at the Pavilion Project, and Director of Programming at The Bentway. She is a designer, curator, and editor based in Toronto with a background in art and architecture. In 2015 Ilana founded The Artful City, a multi-faceted collaborative initiative that aims to advance public art research as a tool for engagement, foster vital public art practices, and influence policies supporting healthy and imaginative cities.
Sean Martindale is a Canadian artist and designer currently based in Toronto. Sean’s playful works question and offer alternatives for existing public spaces, infrastructure and materials found in the urban realm. His work activates public space to encourage engagement and prompt conversation and interaction. He holds a Master of Fine Art from OCAD University, and a Bachelor of Design from Emily Carr University.
Anjuli Solanki is the Director of Community Programs at STEPS Initiative. She is a painter and public artist, coming from a background in community engagement, public programming, and urban research. Anjuli holds a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Oxford Brookes University and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Geography from the University of British Columbia. Founded in 2011, STEPS (Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space) Initiative, is a charity that bridges culture, community, and city-building by animating unlikely public spaces.