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Pottery on the Plaza: Exquisite Bodies

Thursdays from August 11, 2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free with admission

Pottery on the plaza is back! Visitors of all ages are invited to experiment with clay at our shaded outdoor tables. Take part in a playful and collaborative activity where you’ll mould a human or animal body part out of clay and attach it to another participant’s sculpture to form an imaginative hybrid creature. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

The activity is inspired by our collaboration with Z’otz* Collective, whose work will be featured in our Exhibition Hall from August 12 to September 4 as part of our Community Arts Space. Z’otz* Collective was formed in Toronto in 2004 by three artists of Latin American heritage: Nahúm Flores, Erik Jerezano, and Ilyana Martínez.

The artists use a system of rotation, working on different pieces at the same time and then exchanging them. Intuition and chance drive the process, as they respond to each other’s forms and marks. They converse with one another in a language they invent through the act of creating in community.