Monday, March 09, 2015

Exhibit: The Beaches Get a Winter Makeover!

Winter Stations Design Competition Winners Exhibition Review

Even though it was freezing and my fingers were numb, a friend and I braved the bitter cold two weekends ago to visit The Beaches in Toronto's east end. Yes I know it's winter, but lifeguard stations along the Balmy and Kew Beaches received a colourful makeover courtesy of The Winter Stations Design Competition.

The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, snowcone, lily jeon, diane koncan
Snowcone by Lily Jeon and Diane Koncan
This year marks Toronto's first International Winter Stations Design Competition. Artist's submitted their designs to build a warming hut around existing lifeguard towers and exploring the theme 'warmth'. The idea was to bring some life during the winter to a popular summertime destination.


The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada


The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada
Inside Snowcone by Lily Jeon and Diane Koncan
The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, daniel madeiros, diftwood throne
Driftwood Throne by Daniel Madeiros
The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, driftwood throne, daniel madeiros, lifeguard tower
Driftwood Throne by Daniel Madeiros
The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, driftwood throne, daniel madeiros, lifeguard tower
Driftwood Throne by Daniel Madeiros
The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, lifeguard tower, driftwood throne, daniel madeiros
Driftwood Throne by Daniel Madeiros
The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, lifeguard tower, slin swing, ed butler, daniel wiltshire, frances mcgeown
Sling Swing by Ed Butler, Daniel Wiltshire, Frances McGeown

The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, lifeguard tower, sling swing, ed butler, daniel wiltshire, frances mcgeown
Sling Swing by Ed Butler, Daniel Wiltshire, and Frances McGeown
Almost 200 submissions were received from over 400 people from 36 countries. Five winners were selected including a team from Ryerson University. The bright (and warm) Warming Stations can be seen until March 20, 2015 (the first day of spring). So enjoy a winter walk along the beach and visit these fun warming stations, while there is still snow on the ground! Please visit Winter Stations for more information.

The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, lifeguard tower, wing back, tim olson
Wing Back by Tim Olson
The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, lifeguard tower, wing back, tim olson
Wing Back by Tim Olson
The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, lifeguard tower, wing back, tim olson
Wing Back by Tim Olson
The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, lifeguard tower, hot box, michaela macleod, nicholas croft
Hot Box by Michaela MacLeod and Nicholas Croft
The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, lifeguard tower, hot box, michaela macleod, nicholas croft
Inside Hot Box by Michaela MacLeod and Nicholas Croft
The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, lifeguard tower, hot box, michaela MacLeod, Nicholas Croft
Hot Box by Michaela MacLeod and Nicholas Croft
P.s!: The popular Beaches in Toronto is not just for the summer time! There is a lot going on - ice skating, Friends of the Beach Park activities and events, and you can always borrow a book from the Little Free Library. And in the winter time, there is a lot less people blocking the stunning view.
 
The Winter Stations Design Competition at The Beaches in Toronto, art, installations, kew, balmy, warm, culture, artmatters, snow, lake ontario, exhibit, exhibition, the purple scarf, melanie.ps, canada, lifeguard tower, kew,
Winter at Kew Beach in Toronto
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P.s,
Melanie!

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