The City of Oshawa began collaborating with Durham College’s Community Collaborations Course in 2015. Over the past four years, student's work has been showcased in three murals located at Civic Square (located on Centre Street at City Hall), vinyl images affixed to the windows of the Arts Resource Centre, and in Alexandra Park adjacent to Lakeridge Health Oshawa as well as inside the hospital. For the 2019/2020 project, we will be choosing locations in our Community Centres and Oshawa Seniors Community Centres.
I am honoured to have been invited by The Livingroom Community Art Studio to listen to my neighbours and create art based on their stories. As a person who is living, working, and raising my son within the Central Park priority neighbourhood, it means a lot to me to be part of a project that will shine a light on the experiences, thoughts and feelings of my Oshawa neighbours. Mary and I are actively working to adapt this project to accommodate participants during a time when we are unable to gather together in the LivingRoom studio space.
Keep an eye out for additional opportunities to connect and to participate in the evolution of this project as we listen to the needs and interests of our neighbours.
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