Students from the craft studios, music ensembles, creative writing and digital arts have been coming forward to talk about how tough it is at this time of year to keep their creative fires stoked when they are already exhausted and overwhelmed. Dark winter days can be brutal for those who are under the pressure of massive projects and deadlines looming.
Rebecca Criswell, Selkirk Tranformative Justice student, is helping people keep their flames alive by working with a zany group of guerilla artists who are bringing amazing Collaborative Art projects to the Castlegar Campus. She and co-conspirators made a beautiful group mandala in the fall and are now working with any interested students to build a sculptural dream catcher using papermache, beads and inspiring found art poetry. Rebecca is intrigued by the ways in which art and creativity nourish healthy communities.
If you live in the Kootenays and are looking to kick start your creative engines, please join us at next week’s second annual
from 1:00 – 4:00, Monday, Feb. 4th
Mary Hall Tenth Street Campus
Here is a link with some of the highlight insights from the discussion last year:
This year, following a panel discussion with the artists, Jonny Morris, from the Healthy Minds/ Healthy Campus organization healthycampus.ca will host an engaging Open Space dialogue. This will give students, instructors and community mentors an opportunity to delve into conversations about their own creative passions, challenges and unique ways of moving through the fallow times.
We will end the afternoon with an UNWIND and CHEESE and an open mic for poets, songsters or other performers!