october, 2020

02oct1:00 pm3:00 pmArt and Wellness in Communities with Savneet Talwar and Janis Timm-BottosDiscipline:Visual ArtsType of event:Arts Workshop / ClassEvent details:Free

Event Details

Presented virtually as part of Culture Days Canada, Agnes Etherington Art Centre welcomes those working in art and wellness, and those looking to learn more, to a supportive and safe environment for learning about the transformative potential of the arts within communities. Experts in the fields of community building, social prescriptions, creativity, museum wellness, craft and Indigenous practice will address innovative art and wellness programs and engagements in practice across museums, hospitals, art studios and community gathering spaces.


Crafting Empathy, Stitch by Stitch” with Savneet Talwar 

This talk will briefly address the history of craft and fabrication and the role it can play in building community, promoting wellbeing, and skill sharing. Exploring an ethics of care methodology, the act of making and doing will be explored to illustrate the radical nature of crafting both as an individual art practice, and a means for public dialogue. 


“engAGE Living Lab Digital Era Response: (ELLDER): Fostering Online Networks of Care and Connection”  with Janis Timm-Bottos 

When a global pandemic turned our collective Art Hives Network upside down, it offered a chance to learn from important, yet neglected perspectives. This presentation will share a new online research platform called, ELLDER: engAGE Living Lab Digital Era Response, offering practical methods, including online Art Hives, citizen-led Science Shops, and an emerging university-community research exchange, in order to collectively respond to urgent social, environmental, and existential determinants of health.


The talks in this series are free, and the events will take place on Zoom. Register to save your spot, a link will be shared closer to the date of the event.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area.
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(Friday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



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