We Stand With You

05jun(jun 5)12:00 pm30(jun 30)4:00 pmWe Stand With You

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Kingston School of Art x Limestone District School Board x Kingston Arts Council

June 2024 in UNIT 115

Alongside community partners, Kingston Arts Council (KAC) and Kingston School of Art (KSOA), Limestone District School Board (LDSB) is collaborating to build a free-standing sculpture, harvesting messages of allyship and solidarity, sharing actionable ways the Kingston community can stand with and support the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Help “Grow” the Tree at KAC!
During the month of June, community members are invited to contribute to a collaborative installation developed and led by local artist Clelia Scala. Taking the form of a tree “growing” throughout the month, the installation will be housed in KAC’s UNIT 115 exhibition space, located on the first floor o the Tett Centre.

“Leaf” a Message
2SLGBTQ+ community members and allies are invited to contribute to the collaborative installation during exhibitions and pop-up events at the KAC, KSOA, LDSB sites, and local Pride events. Participants can “leaf” messages for other community members, and are invited to take messages from the
tree to keep or share with others. Messages can include reflections on how to stand with and support the 2SLGBTQ+ community during Pride month and beyond, messages of solidarity, allyship, and more.

“We Stand With You” Exhibition at KSOA!
Community members are invited to attend the “We Stand With You” exhibition, from July 2nd-July 12th, at KSOA’s Window Art Gallery. This collaborative installation will be exhibited alongside last year’s LDSB/KSOA Pride Quilt collaboration. Visitors can continue to “leaf” and spread messages from the tree across the community.

Why a Tree?
We wanted to create something that could grow through the love put into it. The collective installation aims to cultivate community through not only the final product, but also the act of collaborating across communities and participating in relationship building as 2SLGBTQ+ community members and allies. While the installation may be temporary, it is our hope that the leaves taken will be kept by community members and will continue to represent love and allyship beyond the life of the exhibition itself.



June 5, 2024 12:00 pm - June 30, 2024 4:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


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Tett Centre, Unit 115

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