Greater Forest Lawn

YOUTH ARTS ACTION (South) and WHAT FEEDS US are our primary program in GFL. They are both comprised of youth aged 15-18 who act as creative leaders in their community.

Antyx Youth Visit Tiny Gallery & Bee Kingdom Glassblowing Studio

Stephanie: Recently Youth Arts action had the opportunity to visit Tiny Gallery and Bee Kingdom Glassblowing.

Peter Meadows, owner and creator of Tiny Gallery, talked to Youth Arts Action about ideas of place-making and making art for social change. He discussed how to analyze your audience when making public art, how to recognize their habits and trends, and how to cater your public pieces to the audience to make the greatest impact with your messaging. He showed the group how tiny gallery is usually designed as a series of around 3 plinths that are set up in the community to create a walking “show” that the public can engage with.

After this presentation, Youth Arts Action visited Beekingdom Glassblowing, where Phil Bandura gave a demo and talked about the collective and their work in the community. He discussed what kinds of projects and messages they touch on when they make their pieces and some of the history of their work over the years. In addition he also talked about their first inflatable piece, “fabulist,”  that the collective made this year for Beakerhead Festival.

Thank you again to all our artists and partners that we were able to visit. This certainly was an inspiring trip!