Gathering to celebrate recent Public Art Project "Handwritten Moon"

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Handwritten Moon in the foreground with the Pagoda Bridge in the background

Peterborough, ON – A gathering to view and celebrate Handwritten Moon, a public art installation by Garrett Gilbart and Justin Million, will be held in Jackson Park on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. The artwork is located in Jackson Pond near the Pagoda bridge.

Handwritten Moon is the result of a collaboration between the sculptor Garrett “Owen” Gilbart, who fabricated the artwork, and the poet Justin Million, who wrote the text. In daylight the reflective text piece takes on hues found in the nearby landscape. On a clear night it reflects the moon. The piece also responds to flash photography or a flashlight.

The public is encouraged to bring their own flashlight or headlamps to experience the piece. The event will be held rain or shine.

Handwritten Moon was commissioned as an artist-initiated project through the City of Peterborough’s Public Art Program. Special projects, such as artist-initiated projects, are a key area of focus of the Public Art Program that enable the program to keep up with emergent practices and provide opportunities for artists to experiment.