Living Legacies: Two-Spirit Stories - Clay Reverberations
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Over the course of two studio times, we will be focusing on some basic pottery techniques: pinching, coiling, paddling, burnishing and working coloured slips. Using these, we can make pottery for functional and sculptural storytelling purposes.
In the last studio day, Krysta Williams will share some of the ways we can use our voice, in collaboration with the clay pots we constructed in the two previous workshops, including making ceramic speakers and microphones to turn our pots into living oral stories.
Please RSVP via eventbrite:
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM
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Krysta Williams' bio coming soon!
Louis Esmé is a Mi’kmaw-Acadian and Irish ceramist, writer, illustrator and beader. Their illustration work has appeared on the covers of mâmawi-âcimowak: Lit, Crit, and Art; Transgender Studies Quarterly; their writing and illustrations within the pages of kimiwan zine, Sovereign Erotics, and Redwire Magazine. They teach pottery with children and adults at Edithvale Community Centre, are working on a children’s book, and a beadweaving jewellery line for Red Earth Studios. Louis sits on the Board for the Indigenous Arts Council, and is a member of the Two-Spirit Mentors Circle.
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Living Legacies: Two-Spirit Stories is an art-based workshop series that centres the stories of Two-Spirit communities in Tkaronto. We are creating safer space that reflects who we are, where we are coming from and how we relate to this vibrant city. Come develop an idea, feeling, story or something else, to share with others if you choose. This project will leave a legacy showing the abundant, textured and nuanced lives of Indigenous LGBTQQAI and/or Two-Spirit people to our families, friends and community members that lives beyond this current moment.
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If you have any specific accessibility requests, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that community members arrive scent free (free of perfumes, scented deodorants or other scented products).
There will be food (with gluten free and vegan options) will be available at each workshop. Transit fare will also be available.
Medicines will be available at every workshop.
Location information TBA.
All workshops are solely for Indigenous community members.
This project is a collaboration with Native Women in the Arts (NWIA) and funded by Community One Foundation.
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