Public Art, Murals and Community Engagement
Monday, October 7 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tonight, Robin Hesse, will be introducing us to public art, mural painting and community engagement.
Since 2014, she has been painting murals. In 2015 Robin joined the StreetARToronto team, and has been the successful applicant in many of the City of Toronto’s community mural initiatives.
Robin works for Toronto Public Library, a trusted and valued community partner. There, in public services, she has learned much about community engagement and how community projects, including mural projects and creative programming can animate and bring public spirit and pride to neighbourhoods. Robin is here to bring such a program to our new City of Richmond Hill.
Robin’s project is called The Richmond Hill Traffic Box Murals Project. She was awarded a Richmond Hill Community and Cultural Grant to paint two murals on utility boxes in the community and to engage as many residents as possible in the project.
The project has been an enormous success, as the community has been most interested and engaged in the murals. Robin’s goal is to expand the project in the years to come to include local artists painting murals on Richmond Hill traffic boxes.
Robin Hesse is an Honours graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and a mural artist.