A community art installation was recently unveiled at Twin Forks Community Park by the Ward 8 Community Action Network (CAN) and the Twin Forks Neighbourhood Association.
Renowned local Sudbury artist Johanna Westby worked with students from Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School to create the art panels now seen in the community garden at the entrance to Twin Forks.
Amanda Perry, a recent graduate of the Design and Visual Arts program at Cambrian College, assisted Westby.
The project was funded by the Ward 8 CAN and the City of Greater Sudbury grants. The completion of the art was supported by Cambrian College, who provided the space for completing the art panels.
“The garden is dedicated to the memory of former city councilor Fabio Belli (who passed away at age 37 in 2014),” said Ward 8 CAN Chair Rachelle Niemela, in a press release.
“With this in mind, the students involved in the project included children from Fabio’s wife Susan’s class, as well as his daughters Emma and Brianna.”
The installation also includes a community garden sign, identifying the space as by the community, for the community.
The sign was was installed free-of-charge by Bruce Tait Construction Ltd, and by community volunteers.
The Ward 8 CAN also gave a special thank you to Gates Legault, who spent many hours designing the community garden sign and helping to install the art panels.
After the unveiling, the community was treated to a free barbecue and face painting sponsored by RBC Royal Bank. Sudbury Shared Harvest and community volunteers also expanded the existing edible forest garden throughout the event.
Learn more about the Ward 8 CAN and the Twin Forks Community Garden at ward8sudbury.ca.