Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bonnie Blink Project Events

Self-guided historical walk
Rue Studio Tour and Viewing of Artist works in progress
Free entrance to Centennial Museum
Community mapping at Rue Studio

October 13
10:30-12:00 Bonnie Blink House and Manitoulin Gardens Tour
Join Diana Parill, owner of the Bonnie Blink House on a tour of the house and the gardens.

12-2:00 Local Foods a La CARTe at Rue Studio – various prices
Have lunch with us - local foods and yummy treats

1-2 Lead Artist Talk with Michael Belmore – RS
Michael will talk about his work, his approach and his vision for the Bonnie Blink project. Slide show and Q & A.

2:15-4:30 Workshop Series ($8 per person, $5 per person for families) RS
·       Outdoor Creations: Kids (ages 8 and up) – with Michael Belmore
·       Print-making: Kids (ages 8 and up) - with Ruta Graveolens and Lupe Perez - 
         learn print- making using natural materials in a real-life artist’s studio!
·       The Science and Art of Fields - $10 – RS
·       The Science and Art of Fields with Neal Scott and Heather Thoma (For kids, teens and  
          adults) - Learn about local plants and their biology through observation and drawing.

October 14
10-3 Land Art Workshop for teens and adults with Michael Belmore - $20 – BB
Teens and Adults: Join professional visiting artist Michael Belmore on a day-long workshop learning about outdoor installation, creating with found materials to build site-specific art works. Bring a packed lunch or treat yourself to some yummy local foods a La CARTe.
10-12:00 Community mapping workshop for kids and adults
Where do you hang out, swim, fish, live, play, hike, bike? What places have strong memories for you? Where did important events happen? Come along and join Sophie Edwards and Heather Thoma for some fun community mapping!
12-2:00 Local Foods a La CARTe at Rue Studio – various prices
Have lunch with us - local foods and yummy treats
2-4:30 Story Social and Tea– CH (free; desserts various prices)
Do you have a memory or story about the Bonnie Blink House, Manitoulin Gardens, or the Sheg Townline? Come along and swap memories, contribute to the community map and have a nice cuppa and treats.
2-4:30 Photography workshop with Danielle Bourgeault Kids 8-12 $10 (RS)
Bring along a camera and tramp about the farm to create a photo story and learn photography tips from photographer Danielle Bourgeault

October 16
7-9 pm Talk: Historical Sheguiandah + Using Archives in Land Use History – CM
What are the histories of Sheguiandah? How are archives used in land use mapping and cultural geography ?
Alan Corbiere, Historian
Sandy McGillivray, Historian
Dr. Anne Godlewska and Dr. Neal Scott (Human and Physical Geographers, Queen’s U)

October 17
10-noon Geographer Tag-along: field research experience
Want to see what physical geographers do in the field? Tag along with some geographers for the morning.

October 18
12-1 Dr. Patrick Julig, Laurentian – The Archaeological Importance of the Sheg Paleo-Indian Quarry
Bagged Lunch Lecture (BYOLunch – coffee and tea provided, donations gratefully accepted)Join Archaeologist Patrick Julig on a fascinating history of Sheguiandah and its earliest peoples.

October 19
4-6 pm Students and Artists Share their work – RS
So, students and artists have been working on projects all week. What did they learn? Who did they talk to? What did they create and why? Come on out and hear their stories, and see their works-in-progress.

October 20
 10-noon Local and Historical Foods Brunch Fundraiser - $11 per person CH
It’s Queen’s students turn to host you! Students will be up at the crack of dawn, along with the help of our gracious volunteers, to make a scrumptious and hearty brunch will local foods. Our thanks to the donations and discounts by local folks: Burt Farm, LoonSong Gardens, ValuMart, Noble Alpaca Farms

October 23
6-8 pm Art workshop for kids: working with clay $10 RS
Get your hands dirty while you work with clay alongside professional potter Lynda James.

6-8 pm Writing Workshop: Telling Stories about Place: $5 BB House
Want to write up some of your memories? Want to create a story about Sheguiandah? Join writer Sophie Edwards to write about place.

October 25
7-9 pm Rue Studio Open House – Project Close – See the art works and slide show documentation of the project

All events free, except where noted. Donations at all events gratefully accepted.
Registration for Workshops in advance is highly recommended.

CM = Centennial Museum
RS = Rue Studio
BB = Bonnie Blink House Townline Rd.
CH = Community Hall, Townline Rd/Hwy 6

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