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Tree-Planting & Community Lunch

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Varley Art Gallery of Markham

216 Main Street Unionville

Markham, ON L3R 2H1

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In connection with the Varley's Summer Exhibition Refuge, artist Lisa Hirmer, and the Varley Art Gallery of Markham invite you to a community meal and performance. Participants will tour current exhibitions, then work together to plant indigenous trees near Toogood Pond after enjoying a warm bowl of traditional bone broth or vegetable soup.

Get to know your community, spend time with friends and family, and get into nature!


Refuge
May 19– September 3, 2018
Karen Miranda Abel, Lisa Hirmer, Jessica Karuhanga, Anna Williams
A woman’s hand weaves in and out of the tall grasses growing along a riverbed. The clap of a beaver’s tail thunders upon the water’s surface, the sound reverberating into the distance. Nearby, concentric circles appear as particles of matter disturb the river’s otherwise calm body. The roots of mother trees extend on either side of the stream nurturing the next generation of saplings. Inspired by the gallery’s location near Toogood Pond and the Rouge River watershed, Refuge dwells upon issues of boundaries, permanence, interconnectivity and exchange. It explores the physical and psychological effects of nature for humans and animals alike, specifically within the context of the urban forest.



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