Virtual Open Studio Series – Luisa Milan

Published On: May 15th, 2020|Categories: People and Places|Tags: |

To celebrate the arts community in these uncertain times, we’re creating a virtual open studio, so you can see, share in and take inspiration from what other artists are currently working on.

Featured: Luisa Milan

Today we are visiting the workshop of Luisa Milan. Luisa has been using her considerable sewing skills to create masks for @sewingarmy project. 



More famously however Luisa has received recognition all over Canada for her ongoing “collaboration”, as she calls it, with sculptors Olivia Chow and David Pelletier and persons unknown.

Luisa has been creating orange masks embroidered with a portions of text from Jack Layton’s inspiring Letter to Canadians. Each week, she has been affixing one to Chow & Pelletier’s sculpture of the late New Democratic Party Leader at the Toronto Island Ferry Terminal. Each week, the mask has disappeared!

The project has been noticed by a number of Members of Parliament who have shared it widely on social media.

Luisa notes that [Layton’s words are] an important message to share with the world [right now] and that she will continue to keep the project going!

Original source written by Andrew Lochhead/Artscape Gibraltar Point, via instagram: @gibraltarpointto. Andrew is currently managing the programming and residencies at Artscape Gibraltar Point. He is interested in developing virtual residencies to connect artists online with the broader creative community.

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About the Author: Claire Leighton

Claire is a content contributor during the development of artsUNITE/UNITE des arts. Claire enjoys hiking with her dogs and attending live/virtual music shows.

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