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May 19, 2021

Join us for online studio visits

While we can’t gather for our annual Exhibition and Gala Showcase to celebrate Seniors’ Week, we sure can celebrate together online.  Arts & Health and Active Alumni groups are hosting Virtual Open Studios- on Zoom, and one via conference call.  You are invited to visit the groups for a chance to experience their arts practices and learn about what they’ve been working on.

Conference Call with the Moberly Storytellers and Alyssa Harms-Wiebe (telephone)

Tuesday, June 1st, 9:30-10:30am Call Oliver at 604.718.6521 to register                                                                    

Virtual Open Studio Quirk-e- Seniors’ Week (Zoom)

Tuesday, June 1st, 11:00am- 1:00pm Click here to register- link will be emailed to you.                                       

Virtual Open Studio Sound and Song- Seniors’ Week (Zoom)

Tuesday, June 1, 1:30-2:45pm. Click here to register- link will be emailed to you.                                              

Virtual Improv Theatre with Amy and Jeff- Seniors’ Week (Zoom)

Wednesday, June 2, 3:00-4:00pm Click here to register – link will be emailed to you.                                     

Virtual Moving Stories with Veronica Berezowsky- Seniors’ Week (Zoom)

Thursday, June 3, 10:15-11:30am Click here to register – link will be emailed to you.                                        

Virtual Elders’ Arts with Todd Devries- Seniors’ Week (Zoom)

Thursday, June 3, 1:30-4:00pm Click here to register- link will be emailed to you.                                            

Virtual Creative Dance with Dezza Dance- Seniors’ Week (Zoom)

Friday, June 4, 12:30-2:00 Click here to register- link will be emailed to you.                                                     

Arts & Health Virtual Tea- Seniors’ Week (Zoom)

Friday, June 4, 2:15-4:15 pm Pop in by video or phone to say hello to your Arts & Health friends. Click here to register- link will be emailed to you.                                                                                                                 

To register for online events, click on the hyperlinks above, or call 604.713.1801.  All events are FREE. For more information: info@artsandhealth.ca

 

 

July 24, 2020

What Kind of World by the Roundhouse Choir

At the start of the pandemic, the longstanding Roundhouse Choir took their weekly Sound & Song workshops online.  Led by musician Leah Abramson, the group adapted their collaborative song-writing process to the new normal- going on solo soundwalks in their own neighbourhoods, and reporting back to the online group with photos, videos, observations, and inspirations that informed their song-writing process.

Their original new song “What Kind of World” is a poetic reflection and a hopeful call.  It’s also real catchy, and I hope it stays with you the way it’s staying with me.  Enjoy, and congratulations to all the participants of Sound & Song.

 

September 24, 2019

Watch the Strathcona Puppeteers!

This spring, artist Catrina Longmuir led the Strathcona Puppeteers in a digital storytelling project celebrating their 13 years of puppet theatre.  It was featured at our 2019 Showcase- watch it here!

May 29, 2021

Sing With Us by the Roundhouse Choir

“Sing With Us” is an original song written online by The Roundhouse Choir through Sound & Song, in Winter 2020/Spring 2021. Instead of meeting weekly at the Roundhouse Community Centre — as they have since 2017 — the group moved online at the start of the COVID19 pandemic to keep writing and singing together.  Watch it on Vimeo.

Sound & Song program participants develop original songs by going on soundwalks together and sharing their observations through a collaborative group writing process. Since COVID19, group members have done individual soundwalks and recorded audio/video and taken photos to share online in order to generate discussion and new lyrics. Some of these images and videos are shared in the music video above. More information on soundwalks from Hildegaard Westercamp at: https://www.hildegardwesterkamp.ca/so…

October 14, 2020

Call for Artists

Arts & Health seeks a lead artist (any discipline) for a telephone-based community-engaged arts residency with seniors, in partnership with Carnegie Community Centre. For full details or to apply, download the application: Arts & Health Call for Artists Fall 2020 -Carnegie

Applications are due November 9, 2020.

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