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Residents asked to describe Burlington to a ‘tea’

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The City of Burlington’s public art program would like people to describe Burlington to a ‘tea’.

Beginning, Feb. 25, 2017, the city is launching an exciting new project designed to learn more about Burlington’s neighbourhoods and its unique culture. Over a six-month period, artist Lisa Hirmer will be conducting research into Burlington’s ‘cultural nodes’. Cultural nodes are areas within the city where residents can experience and share culture.  Learn more about the Cultural Nodes project here.

As part of her work, Hirmer will be presenting a series of temporary art installations and performances. The first event is Burlington Tea! This project will invite participants to warm up while they share their experiences of the city. Residents will be tasked with designing a tea flavour that reflects their experience of their neighbourhood. Participants will then get to enjoy a cup of the tea they designed.

This event is free and you do not need to register in advance!  Please join us at the following locations:

Feb. 25, 2017
10 a.m. to noon         Haber Recreation Centre and Norton Park
2 to 4 p.m.                  Brant Hills Community Centre and Park

Feb. 26, 2017
10 a.m. to noon         Tansley Woods Community Centre and Park
2 to 4 p.m.                  Lowville Park

March 1, 2017
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Civic Square, Burlington City Hall

About Lisa Hirmer
Lisa Hirmer is an interdisciplinary artist who has created publicly engaged projects across the world and has worked with University of Lethbridge Gallery, Peninsula Arts (U.K.), Flux Factory (USA), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Nuit Blanche (Toronto), CAFKA (Kitchener-Waterloo) and Doris McCarthy Gallery (Toronto) amongst many others. For Burlington Tea! She is joined by award-winning environmental designer, Glynis Logue.

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