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i become as a bird
Good Sport Gallery (402.5 Richmond St., London, Ont.)
Oct. 11 – Nov. 5, 2023
Please join me from October 11th to November 5th at Good Sport Gallery & Studio for i become as a bird, a solo exhibition inspired by the witchcraft folklore of Southwestern Ontario.
Drawing from such sources as The Baldoon Mystery and tales of Dr. Troyer, witch doctor of Long Point, this exhibition of paintings and photographs explores historical settler superstitions as they intersect with gender, Christian mysticism, and the natural world.
A reception and artist talk for i become as a bird will be held on Friday, October 13th from 7:00 – 9:00pm at Good Sport. The artist talk will begin at 8:00pm. The gallery is located at 402 ½ Richmond St. in London, just south of Dundas St. Look for the green tiled entrance and please ring the doorbell for admittance. Light refreshments with vegan options will be served. Leashed animals are welcome. Please be advised that the gallery is accessed by a flight of stairs, and that seating and a washroom are available.
Painting in Place Workshop
Free workshop with the Coves Collective
The Coves, London, Ont.
Oct. 21, 2023
Please join me and the Coves Collective this coming October for my free workshop, “Painting in Place.”
In this workshop, we will learn about the history of paint manufacturing and lead contamination in the Coves, then use inks made from plant species which can be harvested in the area (namely black walnut, river grape, black raspberry and goldenrod) to create biodegradable, impermanent paintings on the exposed bark of dead apple trees in an orchard which was abandoned due to lead contamination. We will consider the impact of artistic materials on the earth while collaborating to create paintings intended to return gently to the land. Moving from tree to tree in a “round robin,” we will respond to the land, to the individual trees, and to each other’s marks in creating our paintings. The trees will then be photographed and the photos shared with participants.
The workshop will take place on Saturday, October 21st, with a rain date of Saturday, October 28th. It will run from 10:00am to approximately 2:00pm, with an estimated run-time of four hours.
There is a minimum of three and a maximum of ten participants for this workshop. Participants of all ages are welcome, but participants aged fifteen or younger are required to be accompanied by a guardian of eighteen years or older. We will be outdoors in possibly damp, hot, or buggy conditions. We will be hiking around the Coves, and extended periods of standing and crouching are required for painting on the trees. An enclosed camping toilet will be available, as well as a tent for shade. Water and light refreshments will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring a lunch and water bottle.
Admission is free but registration is required. Please click the link below to register. If you have any questions about this workshop, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at email@example.com.
This workshop is a project of the Coves Collective, a group of artists, educators and activists attending to our responsibilities in the Coves, an Environmentally Significant Area in London, Ontario recovering from years of misuse. London resides on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, Anishinaabek, and Chonnonton Nations, lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796, as well as the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum. London continues to be home to diverse Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and valued members of our society. The Coves Collective is committed to producing art and programming informed by decolonial and antiracist politics.
“Painting in Place” is generously supported by the London Arts Council through the City of London’s Community Arts Investment Program.