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Art Mags Morning

Spring art magazines have arrived, and we are planning an Art Mags Morning for Saturday, June 15.

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From 9.00 AM to 10.30 AM you find yourself a quiet corner to read. Coffee time is 10.30 AM: Tell us about something you read this morning. If you plan to join, it’s best to check this website first, and/or get in touch by email: researchinart.ria@gmail.com

More info HERE

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We have arranged to meet up with the artists Don Kwan and Alejandro Salgado Cendales60055277_10155934630821104_3009070382683521024_n to discuss their exhibition about the Chinese experience in Canada:
Weaving the Web,
at Gallery 112, City of Ottawa. Central Archives
James K. Bartleman Centre
100 Tallwood Drive
Date: Saturday, June 29th, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Please RSVP: researchinart.ria@gmail.com

More information HERE

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PLANS FOR THE 4cS: CAPITALISM, COLONIALISM, CLIMATE CHANGE STUDY GROUP:

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I suggest we form a number of different study groups at different homes, each tackling 1 of the 4 Cs. And, although art always surfaces in our discussion, it might be good to add a separate study group on Art and Politics. There have been a lot of interesting texts written specifically about that topic, and the group could also look at and discuss examples. I am collecting some on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/researchinartri/
It might be a way of covering more ground, and we could share what we learned in, say, a year. We could even start thinking a bit bigger, and organize a day-long “symposium” for a larger public….

If this is the route we would like to go, we could start in the fall, 2019

Meanwhile:

  •  July 17, 2019
    The third Wednesday in July, our regular date and time, Beth Shepherd will present a paper she wrote on the pastoral as an eco-critical art form: “Cattle in Print: The Changing Pastoral.” Our discussion will centre on this topic.
  • We’ll skip August.

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“Where Art Comes Home: RIA’s First Ten Years,” is the title of a writing project that I am working on. It will be a reflective essay on our experiences with RIA’s first ten years, seen within a larger context of home-based culture.

I am happy to announce that I received a project grant (2018) for this endeavor from the Cultural Funding Support Section of the City of Ottawa! Thank you, Ottawa! (Petra Halkes)

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