You Are a Good Apple by Diane Borsato
September 29 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
YOU ARE A GOOD APPLE is a free public event, co-presented by Ontario Culture Days and the Toronto Biennial of Art, to taste unusual and historic apple varieties and learn about community orchards. The event inaugurates ORCHARD, a public art project commissioned by the City of Mississauga, made up of unusual, old, and eccentric apple trees. The work expands ideas of public art, and seeks to foster enduring connectedness to land, plants, food and one another.
This event is part of the province-wide exhibition DO BLUE BUTTERFLIES EAT PARTS OF THE SKY?, curated by Dave Dyment and commissioned for the occasion of Culture Days’ 10th Anniversary. This exhibition is made possible thanks to generous funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Province of Ontario.
Apple Tasting – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Drop-in apple tasting and free Syrian Apple Cake catered by Newcomer Kitchen
*while supplies last
Conversation – 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Diane Borsato in conversation with Bill O’Keefe, apple collector and Heritage Orchardist of O’Keefe Grange in Dobbington, Ontario
Urban Orchards – 3:00pm to 3:30 p.m.
Q&A with Susan Poizner of Toronto’s Orchard People on fruit trees and urban orchards
About the Artist:
Diane Borsato is a Toronto-based artist, naturalist, and Associate Professor of Experimental Studio at the University of Guelph. She has exhibited and performed her work in major galleries and museums across Canada and internationally and has been collaborating with Amish Morrell for more than a decade in an ongoing series of contemporary art activities outdoors called Outdoor School.
About Ontario Culture Days:
Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of participatory arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities.