The Blue Trees is an international award winning, temporary public art installation which raises questions about global deforestation through social action and community participation. Using an electric-blue coloured pigment, living trees will be transformed for a short time into a surreal landscape. The water-based colorant is biologically and environmentally safe, causes no damage to trees or those who apply it, and is meant to inspire conversation and action within the community. Longevity of the artwork is dependent on weather. This artwork makes trees visible in urban spaces and raises social consciousness about the role of trees as the lungs of the world.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 7 pm
RBC Theatre, Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Dr, Mississauga, ON
Sculptor, environmentalist, performance and installation artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos, creates artwork that is grounded in sociological and humanist philosophies. Dimopolous will discuss The Blue Trees artwork well as how art has the potential to change the world. Dimopoulos will be joined by Sean Martindale, an internationally recognized interdisciplinary artist, as well as arts collective PA System, who have created a range of work in the Canadian high Arctic and will discuss arts activism.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 | 10 am - 2 pm
Square One Shopping Centre (Entrance 7 in front of Simons)
Participate in these free community events and help artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos, colour the trees which will form the latest temporary public art installation in downtown Mississauga. Wear clothes that are appropriate for painting!