Brookfield Place Tennis Open
Join is for the 4th annual Brookfield Place Tennis Open!
Open Court, Clinics & More: Tuesday 8/20 - Friday 8/30
This year's celebrity match will be on August 24.
Tuesday, August 20: 12pm - 8pm
Wednesday, August 21: 7am - 8pm
Thursday, August 22: 7am - 8pm
Friday, August 23: 7am - 6:45pm
Saturday, August 24: Celebrity Match and family friendly activities
Sunday, August 25: 9am - 7pm
Monday, August 26: 7am - 8pm
Tuesday, August 27: 7am - 8pm
Wednesday, August 28: 7am - 8pm
Thursday, August 29: 7am - 7:15pm
Friday, August 30: 7am - 3pm
Check back for registration!
Tepkik by Jordan Bennett
Tepkik, Jordan Bennett's suspended site-specific installation at Brookfield Place, intersects the artist’s Mi’kmaq ancestral and contemporary traditions. Mi'kmaq are a First Nations people Indigenous to the eastern seaboard of Canada and into the state of Maine. Bennett’s work draws on historical references to the land, sky, and our galaxy, illuminated by the artist’s handling of color, his interpretation of patterns and shapes, and his use of materials.
For example, Bennett reimagines reflective vinyl on aluminum—typically associated with road signs—to evoke cultural markers of the past. The title Tepkik, a Mi’kmaq word for night, reflects on our place in the galaxy – bringing the stars and stories of his nation into view at any time of day.
About the Artist:
Jordan Bennett is a Mi’kmaq visual artist from Stephenville Crossing, Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland). He lives and works on his ancestral territory of Mi’kma’ki in Terence Bay, Nova Scotia with his partner in life and art Amy Malbeuf. Jordan's ongoing practice utilizes painting, sculpture, video, installation, public art and sound to explore land, language, the act of visiting, familial histories and challenging colonial perceptions of Indigenous histories and presence with a focus on exploring Mi’kmaq and Beothuk visual culture of Ktaqamkuk. In the past 10 years Jordan has participated in over 90 group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, as well as created numerous public art commissions. He has been the recipient of several awards and honours most notably short listed for the 2018 Sobey Art Award, long listed for the 2016 and 2015 Sobey Art Award, a Hnatyshyn Foundation REVEAL award and presented with the 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Councils Artist of the Year. Bennett holds a BFA from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University and an MFA from The University of British Columbia, Okanagan.
Produced by Pearl Wagner Media & Art Consultants
Tepkik was commissioned by Brookfield Place Toronto.
And join us for live music by cutting edge First Nations and Native American artists from Canada and the U.S. on the Waterfront Terrace:
Above photo by Ashok Sinha.
Wednesdays & Saturdays
July 13, 20, 27 & August 3 | 11am - 3pm
July 17, 24 ,21 & August 7 | 12pm - 8pm
Players take turns using beanbags to maximize the realization of positive outcomes while minimizing the probability of negative ones. Risk management is the name of the game.
In this carnival-style game, two players use mallets to strike launchers that propel beanbags toward a suspended platform with a goal to have the most beanbags on the platform. However, the hanging platform dips and tilts with each beanbag that strikes its surface, and if they are distributed unevenly, the platform could tip over and spill beanbags over the edge. Because both participants are launching beanbags at the same platform, what one player
does to sabotage the other could end up backfiring on themselves.To win, players must identify advantageous opportunities, evaluate potential losses, and prioritize strategic risks.
Risa Puno is an NYC-based sculpture and installation artist. She is interested in how interactivity and play can help us examine and understand how we relate to one another. She often explores how games can operate as simple metaphors for broader social interactions. Puno was awarded the UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant through the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and recently completed a public art commission for the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. She has participated in residencies at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Franconia Sculpture Park, and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Connecticut), Socrates Sculpture Park (New York), El Museo del Barrio (New York), The Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York), SPACES (Ohio), Galerie Stefan Röpke (Germany), and MMX Open Art Venue (Germany), among other exhibitions local and international. Puno grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. She studied art and medicine at Brown University and earned her MFA from New York University.
Live Music: Crys Matthews
Join us on the waterfront Thursday nights for stunning views, cold drinks, and live music by an exciting array of DJs and live bands who will provide you with a sunset soundtrack.
July 18 will feature music by Crys Matthews
A southeastern North Carolina native who now calls Herndon, Virginia home, Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. Having been compared to everyone from Toshi Reagon to Tracy Chapman to Ruthie Foster, Matthews’ eclectic infusion of genres has won her honorable mentions at the 2017, 2013 and 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.
- DJ nights: June 6, 13
- Live Bands: Thursdays, July 11- August 15