The Future of Community Arts in Vancouver
future of community arts in Vancouver
Come down to the Woodward’s Atrium and mix and mingle with organizations involved with kids, youth and community art!
Time: Sat. Nov. 26 12 noon to 9pm
Place: Woodward’s Atrium, Hastings and Abbott
RSVP on Eventbrite so we can know you’re coming. Click here.PROGRAM/SCHEDULE
ALL DAYDeer Crossing the Art Farm www.deercrossingtheartfarm.org
Deer Crossing the Art Farm from the Sunshine Coast will be facilitating an activity of making cut outs of bodies and hanging around the atrium. Upcycled materials from packaging around logging trucks (!) that otherwise would go into the dump – bring your body and your creativity. We’ll have everything else you need.
Vancouver Society of Storytelling http://www.vancouverstorytelling.org/
A lovely storytelling living room -couch, tea, storyteller – what else would you want? Come and sit down for storytelling – and enjoy an intimate and low-impact arts activity.
12 noon – 3pm – art-making, theatre games and more!King George Secondary Writers The writers group at King George Secondary have been making “pixels” – small collages with images and writing that come together to make an image where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. You can add your own “pixel” by making a mini-collage with your message about the Future of Community Arts. Then hang it up for all to see.
12:00-5:00pm Purple Thistle http://www.purplethistle.ca
Thistlers will facilitate making word play collages.
Environmental Youth Alliance http://www.eya.ca/splash.php EYA are bringing a variety of invasive species from their gardens (and possibly English ivy from a public park). You can learn how to crochet using the invasive materials and garden tools. The activity is inspired by Sharon Kallis‘ work.
CACV Environmental Arts Activities – Our volunteers can talk with you about the projects we’ve done – and plan to do while you watch some of the examples on the video screen in the Atrium.
Some Assembly Arts Society www.someassembly.ca (as Roundhouse Youth Theatre Group)will facilitate improv theatre and games – we want a large group so come on out!
Something Collective http://somethingcollective.caThis artists collective from South Vancouver will facilitate an “Exquisite corpse”. What’s an exquisite corpse? Think surrealism. http://www.exquisitecorpse.com/definition/About.html
Stream of Dreams Murals Society www.streamofdreams.org
in cooperation with the False Creek Watershed Society and St. George Greenway will encourage you to make a silver salmon. Take it home. Give it to a stranger. Display it in the atrium. Your choice.
False Creek Watershed Society http://www.falsecreekwatershed.org/
St. George Creek & Greenway >www.mtpleasantwatershed/wordpress.com
1:30-3:00pm Van Van the Chinatown BIA’s Mascot will be there to met and greet you.
2:30-3pm 65th BIRTHDAY CAKE
Meet the Community Arts Council of Vancouver – Join CACV Board members for a walkabout and enjoy a slice of birthday cake (vegan carrot cake – yum!) too.
3:00-6:00pmArts Umbrella http://www.artsumbrella.com will have a display of their programs with kids and youth
Green Thumb Theatre will provide school house structures for kids to decorate – part of their campaign with the Vancouver School Board to restore Carleton House School. Read the Vancouver Sun story about this project.
Urban Native Youth Association – Overly Creative Minds Program
Drumming, some art pieces/artisan pieces for sale
THANK YOU TO:
W2 Community Media Arts http://www.creativetechnology.org/
W2 has helped us set up video presentations on the Atrium video machines.
A special meal will be available at W2 Media Cafe- $7 gives you vegan or meat flatbread with salad.
W2 are also “baking us a cake” – Vegan carrot cake – coming up – come by at 3pm and have a slice – singing Happy Birthday appreciated but optional!
Want to get involved? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how you’d like to be involved.
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Who? Here are some of the organizations who are participating:
King George Secondary Writers
Purple Thistle http://www.purplethistle.ca
St. George Creek & Greenway www.mtpleasantwatershed/wordpress.com
Some Assembly Arts Society
Stream of Dreams Murals Society
UNYA – Overly Creative Minds Program
Check out Woodward’s Atrium
W2 Media Cafe link
Calgary Herald coverage of Occupy Vancouver meeting in Atrium click here
Walking Home Project shows various views of the Atrium incluidng from the top of the staircase. Click here.