october, 2020

23oct1:00 pm3:00 pmThinking Creatively in Art and Wellness with Max Montalvo, Eve Blouin-Hudon and Allison MoreheadDiscipline: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.

“Play for Creativity and Wellbeing” with Eve Blouin 

In this evidence-based talk, participants will learn that creativity is a process with distinct stages, and that each stage of this process can be used as a tool for wellbeing. We will explore the creative process through the psychology of play as play allows for a curious, non-judgmental exploration of the self.


“Thing Provocations” with Allison Morehead

Allison will discuss how she has used a playful practice of “thing provocations” in both art museums and medical museums. Rooted in avant-garde art practices such as Dada and Fluxus, “thing provocations” animate new conversations, new encounters, and new relationalities among people, spaces, and things, including things designated and not designated as art. 


“The Physician as an Artist” with Max Montalvo

 Gesture drawing can be used as an innovative arts-based method for medical trainees to help develop a more holistic approach to clinical medicine and to deepen the physician’s appreciation of patient experiences.

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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