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Practice / Process 02: Artists in Communities

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WHAT: PW Practice/Process 02: Artists in Communities
WHERE: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset Street W.)
DATE: Thursday, October 26, 2017
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM

This event is PWYC with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pw-practice-process-02-artists-in-communities-tickets-38704277536

Practice/Process is a new series of professional development meet ups for emerging artists, designers and other creative practitioners hosted by Possible Worlds.  We discuss a particular theme, focusing on the "what" of guest artists practices, and the "how" of their process.

This month, we’re focusing on artists working in various communities, some with potentially vulnerable populations.

With Ottawa-based guest artists:

  • Mailyne Briggs (A.R.T in Action)
  • Mique Michelle (murals) 

Artists and creatives who also work within communities are invited to attend and share their experiences.

BIOGRAPHIES

Mique Michelle is a Franco-Ontarienne from Field whose nomadic journeys allow her to exercise her graffiti art from Northern Ontario to France. Through her travels and studies at the Ottawa School of Art, she has evolved as a mixed media artist and an active facilitator of the arts in Ottawa. Her work can be seen in galleries, public buildings, and in outdoor venues. Mique often includes youth to create with her in collaborative mural projects, as she remains a strong advocate for abolishing negative perceptions of graffiti and street art.

Mailyne Briggs (aka Mai) is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist, photographer, video producer and entrepreneur. In 2007 she started Dream Love Grow Media, an arts-based social enterprise, which allocates proceeds and services to help local causes, charities and individuals in need. In 2014, Mai and a fellow artist dreamed up A Real Thought (A.R.T.) In Action and by 2015 the organization became a registered non-profit. A.R.T in Action provides free 12-week art workshops for youth facing barriers in Ottawa and Nunavut. Notable achievements in the organization's first two years include: paid mentorships for youth to start their own businesses; two satellite workshops in Arviat, Nunavut; three workshops with youth living with disabilities; a Canada150 collaboration that involved our youth showcasing their work in the Toronto Subway System; and now, a partnership with CNIB, an art workshop for blind and low vision youth.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.