I LIKE BIG ART: November 29, 2008, 2 to 6 pm

Young Womyn's Performance, Art & Poetry


Womynation,
in association with
Toronto Community Housing & ArtReach,
presents:

I LIKE BIG ART AND I CANNOT LIE
SATURDAY,
NOVEMBER 29
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
at Beaver Hall Gallery
Admission: FREE

Come out and enjoy:

– Good food and music
– Artwork created by young womyn in your community
– Live performances: spoken word, rap, breakdancing, and more...


WHO/WHAT IS WOMYNATION?

Womynation is an art-based, by-youth-for-youth project targeted at young womyn of colour. Womynation runs as a summer program in the Kingston–Galloway and Jane–Finch areas. Through our workshops called Flow/Lines and Photovoice, we work with young womyn on issues surrounding identity and self-expression through the arts.

ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS:

Flow/Lines: is about exploring process, process as art, and poetry as thought process. In this workshop participants learn the foundations of different types of poetry and different types of art-making (sustainable and cheap) where you start from the ground up with materials and the narratives that come out of them. Art-making includes found objects, priming a painting, egg tempura and other forms of process art. This workshop series is all about collaborating with the process and translating this into your daily practice. The poetry explored includes Haikus, spoken word and sensory poems.

Photovoice: is about finding relevant truth — a truth in your life, and capturing it visually. In this workshop, participants learn and reflect on their identities and what is true within the context of their lives. Participants get the opportunity to have their photographs taken in a studio by a professional photographer. They also study other photovoice artwork and undergo anti-oppression training. The object of this workshop is to develop a better understanding of photography and the surrounding world.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please visit the Womynation Web site at Womynation.org.
Contact Womynation by e-mail: info@womynation.org or phone: (647) 208-6141.

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