“PLAY ME, I’M YOURS” – Toronto Edition

11 Jul

Play Me, I am Yours is in Toronto and it has a Pan Am flavour!

In 3 years from yesterday, Toronto will host 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

The city is getting in the spirit of the Games by transforming second-hand donated pianos into works of art.  The 41 pianos represent 41 Pan American countries participating in the Games.  The 41 Toronto-based artists have been selected to decorate a piano showcasing the country of their origin.  These colourful instruments are placed in public locations throughout the City for everyone to play from July 11 to July 31.

One of the challenges the organizers had was to locate the artists. My talented boyfriend Oscar Patzan had been selected to decorate the Guatemalan piano.  He only had 2 weeks to complete this project! His piano design was inspired by the Mayan ruins of Tikal, intricate patterns of  Guatemalan textiles, and quetzals, the striking, long-tailed birds.

Working on the piano in the shop at Robert Lowrey Piano Experts.

For Guatemala with honour!

Anyone can play this piano at 10 Court Street, Toronto.

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David Pecaut Square – Canadian debut “Play Me, I’m Yours”.  So much creativity and talent!

I wonder which city/community will  have these pianos on exhibit after July 31?

2 Responses to ““PLAY ME, I’M YOURS” – Toronto Edition”

  1. Logan July 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    The piano for Guatemala is just outside my building. I heard someone playing it the other day, that’s how I discovered that it was there. Been tempted to go play it too.

    • The Kat and The Falling Leaves July 12, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

      Nice! The pianos are available for anyone to play and enjoy. I think this is such a great project! What a way to engage people from all walks of life to interact through music.

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