ART EXPRESS’D in Ottawa

Opens July 29

Meet artist Evin Collis and view the sea-container-turned-mobile-art-studio. Be part of the journey and participate in free art-making activities!

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ART EXPRESS’D in Saskatoon

Opens July 20

Meet artist Becky Thiessen and view the sea-container-turned-mobile-art-studio. Be part of the journey and participate in free art-making activities!

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ART EXPRESS’D in Joliette, QB

Opens July 21

Meet artist Evin Collis and view the sea-container-turned-mobile-art-studio. Be part of the journey and participate in free art-making activities!

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Postcard from Joliette

Postcard from Joliette

Postcard from Joliette

August 2

Artist Evin Collis was in Joliette, QB for ART EXPRESS’D / ART EXPRIMÉ

It was a thorough pleasure to work in Joliette, QC at the exceptional Musée d’art de Joliette facing the Assomption River. For five days inside the beautiful museum we collaborated on building a great papier mâché flamboyant flamingo-preying mantis-giraffe- alien creature with a giant flower companion and a great series of stop-motion animations. There was a great, dedicated turn out and participants came from Joliette, Montréal and many of the surrounding communities to join in the art making workshops. There was a great energy from the many children at the Museum’s day camp that all came and participated.

Joliette is a very interesting, beautiful and culturally vibrant community and I felt warmly welcomed and genuinely had a great experience collaborating with the community on the ART EXPRESS’D/ ART EXPRIMÉ project. The Museum is a treasure and I highly encourage all who are in the vicinity to make a trip to visit this stunning and engaging museum.

A great thank you to the Musée d’art de Joliette and the wonderful community for hosting us and making out stay a success!

    

Postcard from Churchill

Postcard from Churchill

Postcard from Churchill

August 4

Artist Jessie Buchanan was in Churchill for ART EXPRESS’D / ART EXPRIMÉ!

Made it to Churchill, Manitoba!

I went on a mini tour the second I arrived. The rocks here are extraordinary! I am excited to meet the locals and see all the beauty this place has to offer. Also excited to get painting!

Churchill smells of the sea and everywhere you go you see water. The beluga whales and polar bears are such a huge part of the community here. I have heard so many stories of bear and whale encounters already. The town is filled with murals that reflect the community and local ancestries which include Inuit, Dene and Cree peoples. Today’s first day of workshops was such a success. I met so many great artists and had fun doing the community mural with the kids. I started the adult workshop with a healing smudging ceremony against the backdrop of this landscape. Parks Canada has been such a huge help and such a joy to work with. They have taken it upon themselves to show me the sights. So excited for the rest of the stay in inspiring and beautiful Churchill!

    

Postcard from Whitehorse

Postcard from Whitehorse

Post Card from Whitehorse

July 8

Thanks to everyone for such a great time in Whitehorse! What a creative bunch! I will miss you all! And a special thank you to the Yukon Arts Centre!

    

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