Power Youth

The Astral City

Annie Wong will serve as the Artist-in-Residence for the St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club of Weston-Mount Dennis to introduce youth to her program The Astral City. The Astral City will be an astral projection of a future city created by the brainpower of the Power Youth Collective. Using a miscellany of everyday materials and out-of-this-world storytelling, youth will build the structures that make up The Astral City along with its myths, stories and tales. Referring to The Power Plant’s Fall 2016 Exhibition Season, youth will engage in exercises in architecture and place-making to transform their space into fictitious and futuristic environments. Through drawing, sculpture and installation, youth will work in a similar way to exhibiting artist Maria Loboda (born in Krakow, Poland, 1979) by exploring the historic, symbolic and mystic meaning that objects carry in order to design and build the cultural artifacts of their future city.

More about Annie Wong

Annie Wong is a multidisciplinary artist, arts educator and writer. Her work often involves collaboration with teens, seniors, and local community members to create work for festivals and art institutions. Wong has presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Nuit Blanche, Intersite Visual Arts Festival, Art on the Danforth, and the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre. She is currently Broken Pencil Magazine's Education Coordinator, where she collaborates with young people to create a variety of art experiences; and, she is formerly the Young Mammals Director of Toronto-based research-art atelier, Mammalian Diving Reflex. She holds a BA in English Literature and a MA in Communication and Culture from York University.

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