We CAN Do It
We CAN do it: Growing healthy relations with the land
Community Interactive Art Installation
In this activation, participants are invited to paint empty spray cans culminating in an exhibition at the Downsview Hub.
In partnership with Juan Cajiao, participants will paint images on each spray can with the theme of environment in mind and consider ways to recycle and repurpose some of the daily objects around us that directly harm the environment. Each can will also have a message for Mother Earth and a personal commitment to the environment from each participant.
Once all cans are painted, and all messages are written, the empty spray cans will be exhibited in a tree formation at the Downsview Hub, where visitors are encouraged to see the cans and to consider their own commitments and wishes for the environment.
About the Artist
Juan Cajiao was born in Colombia, raised in the US and now living in Canada; Juan has been an artist from the day he was born. He grew up painting and drawing and took his passion to the next level by studying Industrial Design and Architecture. He then applied his creativity in the advertising world for many years, and he then quit his corporate job to pursue his dream of being a stand-up comedian.
Photo Credit: Carlos Bolivar Photography
- Medium: Multidisciplinary
- Year Created: 2022
- Artwork Type: Multidisciplinary
- Program Name: ArtworxTO Project (New in 2021)
ArtworxTO Hub NORTH | Downsview
70 Canuck Ave, North York, ON
Curator: Danilo Deluxo McCallum
Across its natural settings, this vibrant urban park will host a series of new murals, graphic art, multimedia works, photo-based pieces, virtual tours, artist talks, and an exhibition titled "ALLCITY Shine," curated by Danilo Deluxo McCallum. At the Downsview Hub you will also find exhibitions by Jane Street Speaks, North York Arts, BSAM (Black Speculative Arts Movement) and Zahra Siddiqui.