CVAG Community Make Art Series – Summer 2022 – Project I

July 6 2022 / 2:00pm - August 10 2022 / 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 Erica Livsey
Launched on Wednesday, July 6

MAP (MAKE / ART / PLACE): FIELD NOTES – This community collaboration project is in response to exhibiting artist Marlene Creates creative process of producing ‘memory mapping’ of experiences and observations of the places surrounding her.

WE INVITE YOU TO COLLABORATE with the gallery to document experiences – where you live, work and wander.

FILL THE FIELD NOTEBOOK with your unique observations (July to November). Record what you see and how you sense places and spaces… inhabited, visited and passed through.

CAPTURE your impressions, experiences and relationships: images, texts, poetry, photography, observational notes, collections, etc.

SHARE your field note entries with CVAG (Comox Valley Art Gallery) on Instagram + Facebook. We will compile and share the collection online.

Hashtags:  #Summer Art Series 2022  #MAP Field Notes  #Comox Valley Art Gallery

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.

Image: Marlee Barry + Angela Somerset