CVAG Community Make Art Series – Summer 2022 – Project III

August 17 2022 / 3:00pm - 6:00pm

MAP: Make / Art / Place – An Interest in Place

JOIN US at CVAG plaza on Wednesdays for make art projects led by artists, students, interns, and community collaborators – Wachiay Studio and MakeItZone.

Free / Public / All Ages / Drop-In

Facilitated by Sarah Clark
3 – 6PM on Wednesday, August 17 at CVAG Plaza

A new exploratory work by mixed media artist Sarah Clark, Let’s be Islands Together engages community in examining how we shape our stories. This project delves into how we connect with each other, transforming this connection into a creative material. This project will inform a larger body of work titled You Are Here that will be shared this fall at CVAG.

Sarah engages with people through her art practice as a way of expressing care for them. As an artist and designer, Sarah builds artworks, visual languages and design systems based on principles of Data Humanism. Her work responds to the de-personalization and predatory nature of Big Data, reminding us that there is intimacy in information.

On Wednesday, August 17, Sarah invites you to discover ways of materializing information through guided explorations of visual storytelling. You are invited to join as either a participant or an observer.

CVAG Summer 2022 Community Make Art Series is an invitation to engage with the current gallery programming  by explorations, observations, and conversations that are seen in the exhibition at the gallery from June 15 – September 10, 2022:
Marlene Creates: Works from Blast Hole Pond Road, Newfoundland 2002–2021
Œuvres réalisées au chemin Blast Hole Pond, Terre-Neuve 2002–2021

MARLENE CREATES’ EVOLVING PROCESS over four decades of art practice has been one of going outside to be on the land and to encounter a place through physical experience – lying down, sleeping, interacting, ‘listening’ to the land and those who live there. Drawing on these encounters, the artist has structured images and words to communicate her experiences through photographs, hand drawn maps, tracings, text, and performative acts. In these ways, the artist offers an opportunity for “seeing” the places we find ourselves with a new perspective.

‘Underlying all my work has been an interest in place – not as a geographical location but as a process that involves memory, multiple narratives, ecology, language, and both scientific and vernacular knowledge.’

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MAP: Make / Art / Place explores perceptions of the places where we are through integrated research: exhibitions, creative residencies, community collaborations, and workshops. CVAG’S place-responsive programming continues to emerge and take shape through relationships over time, including:

Public Space: Sacred Place (CVAG Plaza): Crossroads / Traditional Indigenous Full Circle Tea Garden / Traditional Welcome Poles / Place Naming: Qwee-koos-ah-ool (Puntlege) and Me’łlun (K’ómoks)

North Island Hospital Public Art Project

MAP: Make / Art / Place (summer + fall convergent programs 2016)

Return to Water (spring convergent program 2022)

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is grateful to be present on the Unceded Territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.