Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Using the Creative Arts in Community Training Intensive June 13 – 17, 2011

This week we are at the "Using the Creative Arts in Community" training with Tessa Mendel. This training is offered by the 4Cs Foundation as a follow up to the Arts Engage! Symposium last year. We are learning together with six others from the Halifax community.

Areas will we be learning about include: design and facilitation of creative art programs; participatory experiences of different art forms (including theatre, dance, music and visual arts); approaches to personal and social transformation; using an anti-oppressive framework to work with issues of diversity, inclusivity and identity in different communities... and more. Whew! - sounds challenging and interesting. We'll let you know how it turns out.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Advice Exchange

On Sunday, May 29th we held our first event of this summer.  A big street party was being held to commemorate Bike Week in Halifax.  We set up an Advice Exchange booth to have people share their thoughts with strangers (and friends).  The idea is simple: write down a piece of advice to receive a piece of advice.  We made sure to document the results  before people took their advice cards home with them.
Check out the photos on Art Bikers flickr!
somebody's eardrums by Artbikers
somebody's eardrums, a photo by Artbikers on Flickr.

instead of running by Artbikers
instead of running, a photo by Artbikers on Flickr.

inner clown by Artbikers
inner clown, a photo by Artbikers on Flickr.

IMG_4016 by Artbikers
IMG_4016, a photo by Artbikers on Flickr.

some sound advice by Artbikers
some sound advice, a photo by Artbikers on Flickr.

invest in others by Artbikers
invest in others, a photo by Artbikers on Flickr.

the yellow envelope by Artbikers
the yellow envelope, a photo by Artbikers on Flickr.

people you don't know by Artbikers
people you don't know, a photo by Artbikers on Flickr.

New season, new team!

The Art Bikers team for the summer of 2011 includes; Karen Hawes, Elizabeth Johnson, Jacob Sutton, Martin Tonner, and Jyelle Vogel; with Rodrigo Hernandez-Gomez as Coordinator.  We are excited to be meeting and creating community art with all kinds of  folks throughout HRM in the next few months!
Stay tuned to this blog for updates on what we are doing and where we are going.
Your friends, 
the Art Bikers.

Check out the 4C's Foundation website for more info