Monday, April 23, 2012

Window to Accessible Recreation: Creating community art

Calgarians can participate in some downtown lunchtime fun tomorrow by placing their mark on a painting designed to become a legacy art piece for The City of Calgary’s Recreation 100 (REC 100) celebrations.

City of Calgary Recreation is hosting an interactive, accessible recreation resource fair called “Window to Accessible Recreation.” The event, hosted in conjunction with the Creative Aging Calgary Society’s “Art Happening” promotes creative arts expression that facilitates vibrant and positive living.

Calgary artist Jeff Nachtigall will facilitate the creation of a work of art on a 12’ X 14 ‘ canvas laid out on the Municipal Building Plaza, using a Mobile Painting Device which transforms the wheelchair into a giant paintbrush. This painting will be preserved as a REC 100 legacy piece and will be showcased at Southland Leisure Centre throughout 2012.

A wheel chair artist demonstrates the Mobile Painting Device
This free interactive event is being held at the Municipal Atrium and Plaza (800 Macleod Trail SE) on April 24th, 2012, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and is open to Calgarians of all ages.

The fair also features 14 community partner display booths, a track on Municipal Plaza for mobility device demonstrations, and the Art Happening community creation project.

For more information, please call 3-1-1 or visit

The City of Calgary Recreation is proud to celebrate 100 years of enriching lives, and improving community quality of life.

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