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Kinetic sculptures will whirl, twirl and delight on Pan Am Path

Image of a rendering of Pan Am PAth artwork

A trio of University of Toronto students and alumni has been chosen to create one of only 32 outdoor artwork installations that will be on display along the Pan Am Path, a project that will transform more than 80 km of city trails into a one-of-a-kind trail that celebrates art, culture, and sport.

The path, an active-living legacy project of the upcoming Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, will wend its way through Toronto from Claireville Reservoir in the city’s west end to Highland Creek on the UTSC campus, before it ends at the shore of Lake Ontario. Fittingly, the piece created by the U of T students will be displayed on the section of the path that runs through the U of T Scarborough campus.

Zarish Asif (BA, 2014), a UTSC alumnus with a degree in city studies and studio art; Vineetha Sivathasan, a student at U of T’s Daniels School of Architecture; and Zee Bolad, who is studying English, visual studies, and culture at U of T, are currently immersed in creating what they call “Fairgrounds,” a series of kinetic sculptures shaped like pinwheels and windmills. In early August, the playful sculptures will be a focal point for community arts and cultural programming.