August 17, 2010 / 2:30PM

Tuesday, August 17: HOME STRETCH!

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August 17, 2010 / 2:17PM

Monday, August 16: You know when you see the Art Starts logo that the whole ‘they sleep we grind’ progress has kicked in. 

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August 12, 2010 / 3:32PM 1 note

Thursday, August 12th: Crunch time! Sarah Miller-Garvin of the Toronto Arts Council’s Neighbourhood Arts Network came by to video our progress on the mural. She’s been checking out other cool community art projects that you can check out at the Toronto Arts Council’s Youtube channel.

Meanwhile, Josh and the team have been HARD AT WORK on the mural. The “blue foxglove” background shade has been now refined courtesy of Narvardo, while Katherine has been fine-tuning the shading on one of her pieces. Meanwhile, Quentin and Andy have been cutting the last stencils out. 

— Rea

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August 12, 2010 / 10:26AM

Wednesday, August 11th: Check the pillars! You sleep, we grind.

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August 10, 2010 / 1:53PM

Meet The Eighth Planet Crew (Group Portrait Edition)

Meet The Eighth Planet Crew (Group Portrait Edition)

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August 10, 2010 / 1:48PM

Tuesday, August 10th — V. IMPORTANT UPDATE: We settled upon a “blue foxglove” shade from Rotblott’s for the retaining wall back-drop. (Q thinks it’s too light though. We’ll see about that!)

As you can see, we’ve begun our pillar action. Thirteen pillars will feature graphic stencil portraits of community members we sought out to inspire the transient Yorkdale community.  Do you like?

— Rea

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August 9, 2010 / 2:42PM 2 notes

Monday, August 9, 2010: THE MURAL GRIND CONTINUES. After heavy deliberation, it was decided amongst the Eighth Planet brain trust that we ditch a lilac/deep red/?? retaining wall backdrop for further island pastel-izing.  

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August 9, 2010 / 2:27PM

Thursday, August 5, 2010: First week of painting, and the Crew managed to island pastel-ize those Yorkdale underpass pillars, as well as gold paint out the retaining wall design. Recognize any of these images from the original design?

— Rea

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August 9, 2010 / 2:14PM

Meet the Eighth Planet Crew: Quentin Vercetty.

Meet the Eighth Planet Crew: Quentin Vercetty.

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August 9, 2010 / 2:05PM

Wednesday, July 28, 2010: Apologies to our City of Toronto friends for not fully capturing them in their aviary excrement removal action, but we do have shots of Josh, Andy and Navardo working with our pressure wash friend in prepping the walls.

— Rea  

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