PHOTO-OP: 'Toronto Artmap 2009' unveiling Sept. 17 at 5:30pm Rotunda at City Hall

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Artmap is a collaborative art piece by artists
from each of Toronto's 44 wards. The work has been commissioned for Manifesto
Festival of Community and Culture and will be unveiled on September 17th at
5:30 in the Rotunda at City Hall. City Councillors and participating artists
will be in attendance.
    Much like a giant puzzle, each artist or arts organization was given a
ward shaped piece of an 8x17' wooden map of Toronto. Artists were then free to
paint or rework the map piece to their desire. After being put back together
and displayed, the work will be disassembled and given to each corresponding
councillor's office as a reminder of the vibrancy and unity of artists across
    "Artmap is an opportunity for artists from across Toronto to connect with
each other through the process and outcome. It has also been a political
learning experience for many - lots of people did not know which ward they
lived in or who their city councillor was before this project started" says
Devon Ostrom, Visual Arts Director of Manifesto. The work is supported by Live
with Culture and the Toronto Arts Council and has been produced with
assistance from the AGO, Scarborough Arts Council, Lakeshore Arts and
    For the Artist list and high resolution / free use process images, please

    For full festival information visit:

For further information:

For further information: Devon Ostrom, Visual Arts Director, Manifesto
Festival, (647) 267-4221,

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