Bold Mike Parsons mural coming to Berczy Park

14 Jun

To bring fresh life to Berczy Park – while we await longer-term City/BIA 8-80 Cities plans to redesign the park (see posts below) – Friends of Berczy Park has commissioned a vibrant sidewalk mural by high-profile Toronto artist Mike Parsons.

 

Mike Parsons, City and FOBP volunteers painting first layer of mural
on June 29th.

Inspired by children’s chalk drawings, the mural will create a playful kid’s zone, while adding to the artistic theme of Berczy, including the nearby Flatiron Building mural by Derek Michael Besant.

Supported by The City and the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Business Improvement Association, and the hands-on support of Mike Parsons, the mural will come to life on Sunday July 1 (rain date July 20/22). *Note: this event was rescheduled from June 22/23 to finalize logistical details.

To help cover addition costs, FOBP welcomes donations to the project:

  • Make a pledge: $5, $10 or $20 will make a big difference. Write  BerczyPark@gmail.com to arrange your donation.
  • Purchase a Mike Parsons t-shirt: Stop by the mural painting event on Friday, June 29 (from noon) and Sunday, July 1 (starting at noon) and buy a shirt, with proceeds supporting the mural.
  • Pet-owners can include a furry friend in the mural. Just pledge $20-25, and e-mail us a pet photo, so that our star artist can immortalize your pet in the mural. See the post below ‘Let your pet make a mark…’ or write shaunpearen@hotmail.com to arrange it.

Thanks for your support!

Mike Parsons’ bold and edgy style captures urban life around us.

A past, giant-scale mural by Toronto’s Mike Parsons.

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