The Power Plant - Power Kids

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Project

Crystal Domes Project - A Power Kids Family Program

Date(s)

Sep 18 02:00 PM

Sep 25 02:00 PM

Location

Skylight Space

Type

Education & Outreach

Sponsors

Project Description:
Inspired by the triodesic dome structure of the Cinesphere, this family program will have participants creating inventive and futuristic dome and crystalline structures. Using fold-able 3D polygonal shapes, participants will construct their own unique structures of varying dimensions. After construction, they may name and classify their sculpture while preparing it to shine bright with slight alterations or decorations. After the program, participants may take their artwork home.

About The Power Plant:
Founded in 1987, The Power Plant is Canada’s leading public art gallery devoted to the presentation of contemporary art, artists and ideas through exhibitions, publications, talks, and events. The Power Plant was established in 1976 as the Art Gallery at Harbourfront. The original powerhouse, with its companion building The Ice House (today’s Harbourfront Centre Theatre), was constructed in 1926 to house the heating and refrigeration equipment for the massive Toronto Terminal Warehouse (today’s Queen's Quay Terminal). This building, part of the Federal Government's acquisition of a 92-acre lakefront site, was an actual power plant until 1980. At that time, the Art Gallery at Harbourfront was given the opportunity to renovate the building to serve as its new home. Opened to the public on 1 May 1987, The Power Plant is most easily recognized by its smokestack. Since its earliest programming, The Power Plant has been dedicated to presenting new and recent work by Canadian artists along with their international peers. To complement its exhibitions and commission projects, The Power Plant presents a wide range of public programs including Power Kids for families, Power Youth for teens, Artist Talks, the International Lecture Series, symposia, tours, performances, films, and more.