Suite 204 Studio artists Patti Agapi and Greg James Thomson collaborated to create a Maple sculpture for the 2017 Streets Alive Public Art Project - MAPLE MASTERPIECES celebrating 150 years of 'Canada' as an official country and Orillia's birthday.
With the theme ‘The Four Seasons’ the maple signifies the changing landscape of Canada and Orillia.
Each side of the Maple is uniquely different - in artistic medium and style - a direct reflection of the two artists who comprise Suite 204 Studio & Gallery. A yin and yang effect emerges with the use of photography and mixed media. Portraying the Orillia side, Greg James Thomson used a dynamic collage of recognizable and historic Orillia scenes to invoke the essence of our city. Using paint and mixed media techniques, Patti Agapi created a vibrant representation of Canada’s four seasons.
MUCH gratitude to SPONSORS Sheila & Will Davis, THANK-YOU!!!
Fifty MAPLE MASTERPIECES adorn downtown Orillia's main street leading to the city's beautiful waterfront. They are on display until Canadian Thanksgiving weekend!
This is a fantastic community public ART project that turns Downtown Orillia into a beautiful outdoor Art Gallery! BUT, did you know there is also a series of 'prizes' to be won, winners announced at the Annual Starry Night Studio & Gallery Tour on August 26th? Top prize is $10,000! Voting booths are in downtown Orillia at the Orillia Museum of Art & History, Jack & Maddy's and Carousel Collectables. The Suite 204 Maple is voting numbers 4 or 5! Pick up a souvenir guidebook for a toonie at these locations as well!
More information about the project? Check out the Streets Alive Productions fb page.
5 Peter St. S., downtown Orilla