Thursday, April 21, 2016

Song Mural at Art Place

Art Place is an arts residency organized by Ottawa Arts East Art Council. Alicia Borisonik and I were selected to deliver the program Song Mural at Alexander Community Centre in Ottawa. Starting in November 2015 until February 2016 we had weekly sessions of music and visual arts for a group of teens, 13 to 15 year olds. During the first sessions we collected stories that eventually became a rap song. The music composition took shape in a mural on canvas that is currently displayed at the Community Centre.

Thanks to AOE Arts Council, thanks to the staff at Alexander Community Centre, and many thanks to the youth that participated in this project. We loved it and we would to do it again!

Initial prep for the Blink Show

The Public Library of Ottawa has a new room called Imagine Space where residents can learn how to use and have access to two laser cutters and a 3D printer, for free. I started going last year and this year I am becoming a regular. For my show in September I have been cutting shapes of organs and I have been using the cut-outs as a matrix for printmaking. It is a work in progress and I am very exited to see where this takes me. The show will be called "Where is your Heart?"

Experimental stages