In Fall 2018 ceramics artist, Parker Dirks, came once a week to The Ground Floor and worked with our artists and community participants to create ceramic tiles expressing landscapes mingling fantasy, memory and local surroundings.
These turned out so intricately and magnificently, that we have invited Parker back to finish the project through an intensive residency period at The Ground Floor.
There will be public drop-in sessions, other less formal drop-in options, and a final exhibition and celebration fo the finished tiles, including music and stories responding to them.
At The Ground Floor:
The Gather Round Singers, our community choir for all ages and abilities, started up again with weekly rehearsals on Thursdays, 6 to 8pm.
Ceramics artist, Parker Dirks will be in residence in February, finishing up the tile landscape project we started in the fall.
We have started on a new storytelling and artmaking project called Who Knew? at the Bernard Betel Centre for Seniors in North York, with an artistic team led by Ruth Howard and including Michelle Silagy, Alejandra Nunez, Adrienne Marcus Raja and Tijana Spasic.
We are collaborating with Soundstreams on a project called Odaabanaag, involving a response to Steve Reich’s Different Trains, by composer Melody McKiver from Sioux Lookout and Lac Seul First Nations.
Our Talking Treaties project, headed by Ange Loft, continues to offer workshops to various educational and community groups and will be featured in a multi-media installation at the Toronto Biennial in the fall.
We are continuing to collaborate with Sol Express on their production of Birds Make Me Think of Freedom.
Our learning and mentorship activities continue, including our partnership in Platform A and our Ontario Community Arts Exchange.
We are also involved in ongoing collaborations with MABELLEarts, Arts4All, the Community Arts Guild, Centennial College and Thinking Rock Community Arts.
Photos from our 2018 Fall Drop-In Sessions
Photos from our 2018 Spring Drop-In Sessions
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