Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Building the Countdown Public Art Project!

For our very first pebble mosaic open studio of the Countdown Public Art Project, more than 40 community members joined the build at the Community Resource Centre in Killaloe. We're off to a great start!


We'll continue to build in Killaloe today(4-8pm), and in Pembroke on Thursday and Friday.
All photos in this post by Maureen MacMillan.







Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Flameworking Glass Elements Workshop for Countdown Public Art Project

Glass artist Tanya Lyons facilitated a flameworking glass elements workshop, and we also sorted one whole ton of stone for the pebble mosaic monuments we're building. Thanks for a great day Tanya!

All photos in this post by Maureen MacMillan. 








Thursday, August 25, 2016

Production Work on the Countdown Public Art Project

More frame building for The Countdown Public Art Project -- 30 + components for our 4 pebble mosaic public artworks that we'll build on tables one pebble at a time, then pour/ cast and cure, and then assemble on site. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/countdownproject2016/



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Public Artwork Design for the Countdown Public Art Project!!!

Way back in the way back (as time goes) a plan was hatched by the Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew to create a monument to end sexual violence. Red Dress Productions was invited to lead the Countdown Project, and Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio was invited to collaborate, and community partners came aboard with offers of outreach support, and workshop venues, public park space, and cash and in-kind contributions, and many community members joined -- and continue to join -- in this many hands and many hearts effort.


In July we held four workshops to generate ideas in Pembroke, Eganville, Pikwakanagan First Nation, and Killaloe. We recorded pages of notes and archived more than 100 sketches. In August, we reconvened in the four communities to review 9 design concepts that reflect the themes and motifs generated by contributors. In small working groups, community members modified, revised, and built upon the images that were offered. From there, a design was produced for the anchor monument that will live in Centennial Park, Eganville, along with designs for three sister monuments that will live in Pembroke, Pikwakanagan First Nation, and Killaloe. In September, we’ll build the four pebble mosaic public artworks with community members. Everyone is welcome to join in the countdown to end sexual violence – returning contributors and new contributors. Everyone, all of us, is needed to end sexual violence.

On October 15, 2016 we’ll unveil the monument(s). More information on that soon!


It's Never Okay: Ontario's Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment provided funding for the Countdown Public Art Project.






Saturday, July 23, 2016

August 2, 3, 4, 5: Design Feedback Workshops for the Countdown Public Art Project

JOIN THE COUNTDOWN PROJECT! CONTRIBUEZ AU PROJET COMPTE À REBOURS! 

Offer design feedback for a pebble mosaic monument in Renfrew County to honour survivors of sexual violence. * Faites-nous part de vos commentaires sur les dessins de la mosaïque de cailloux qui sera créée dans le comté de Renfrew pour rendre hommage aux personnes qui ont survécu à la violence sexuelle.

KILLALOE
Community Resource Centre, 12 North St. * Centre de Ressources Communautaires, 12, rue North
Tues. August 2 @ 6 – 8 p.m. * Le mardi 2 août, de 18 h à 20 h


PIKWAKANAGAN
Pikwakangan Elder’s Lodge, 96 Chibekana Inamo
Wed. August 3 @ 1 – 3 p.m. * Le mercredi 3 août, de 13 h à 15 h

PEMBROKE
WSAC, 526 Pembroke St. West * WSAC, 526, rue Pembroke Ouest
Thurs. August 4 @ 5 – 7 p.m. * Le jeudi 4 août, de 17 h à 19 h


EGANVILLE
Bonnechere Union Public Library, 74-A Maple St. * Bibliothèque Municipale Bonnechere Union, 74-A, rue Maple
Fri. August 5 @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. * Le vendredi 5 août, de 18 h 30 à 20 h 30






August 2, 3, 4, 5: Design Feedback Workshops for the Countdown Public Art Project

JOIN THE COUNTDOWN PROJECT! CONTRIBUEZ AU PROJET COMPTE À REBOURS! 

Offer design feedback for a pebble mosaic monument in Renfrew County to honour survivors of sexual violence. * Faites-nous part de vos commentaires sur les dessins de la mosaïque de cailloux qui sera créée dans le comté de Renfrew pour rendre hommage aux personnes qui ont survécu à la violence sexuelle.

KILLALOE
Community Resource Centre, 12 North St. * Centre de Ressources Communautaires, 12, rue North
Tues. August 2 @ 6 – 8 p.m. * Le mardi 2 août, de 18 h à 20 h


PIKWAKANAGAN
Pikwakangan Elder’s Lodge, 96 Chibekana Inamo
Wed. August 3 @ 1 – 3 p.m. * Le mercredi 3 août, de 13 h à 15 h

PEMBROKE
WSAC, 526 Pembroke St. West * WSAC, 526, rue Pembroke Ouest
Thurs. August 4 @ 5 – 7 p.m. * Le jeudi 4 août, de 17 h à 19 h


EGANVILLE
Bonnechere Union Public Library, 74-A Maple St. * Bibliothèque Municipale Bonnechere Union, 74-A, rue Maple
Fri. August 5 @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. * Le vendredi 5 août, de 18 h 30 à 20 h 30






August 2, 3, 4, 5: Design Feedback Workshops for the Countdown Public Art Project

Offer design feedback for a pebble mosaic monument in Renfrew County to honour survivors of sexual violence. * Faites-nous part de vos commentaires sur les dessins de la mosaïque de cailloux qui sera créée dans le comté de Renfrew pour rendre hommage aux personnes qui ont survécu à la violence sexuelle.


KILLALOE
Community Resource Centre, 12 North St. * Centre de Ressources Communautaires, 12, rue North
Tues. August 2 @ 6 – 8 p.m. * Le mardi 2 août, de 18 h à 20 h


PIKWAKANAGAN
Pikwakangan Elder’s Lodge, 96 Chibekana Inamo
Wed. August 3 @ 1 – 3 p.m. * Le mercredi 3 août, de 13 h à 15 h

PEMBROKE
WSAC, 526 Pembroke St. West * WSAC, 526, rue Pembroke Ouest
Thurs. August 4 @ 5 – 7 p.m. * Le jeudi 4 août, de 17 h à 19 h


EGANVILLE
Bonnechere Union Public Library, 74-A Maple St. * Bibliothèque Municipale Bonnechere Union, 74-A, rue Maple
Fri. August 5 @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. * Le vendredi 5 août, de 18 h 30 à 20 h 30