OPEN:REALITY Drop-In – A Day of Hands-on Activities

January 28 2023 / 10:00am - 5:00pm

The community is invited to participate in hands-on activities, artist and film presentations, and conversations on the last day of the exhibition Real Reality (RR).

OPEN:REALITY – DROP-IN | A Day of Hands-on Activities at the Comox Valley Art Gallery

10AM – 5PM:

DROP-IN to see the exhibition
ENGAGE in the hands-on make stations:

  • EXPRESS your own inspirations at the LEGO make table | See LEGO model of CVAG created by the STREAM students
  • MAKE a stop-motion short video using the set-up created by the STREAM students and Caresse Nadeau
  • TRY needle felting + drop spindle spinning | Kits are part of Bran Mackie’s fibre-based project, For the Future
  • COLLABORATE by adding your own work to the stitching + movement installation by Geneviève Johnson, Threading Side by Side
  • CONTRIBUTE to the art data project by Sarah Emery Clark, Let’s Be Islands Together

1PM – 4PM:

GATHER in the Main Gallery

  • WATCH Threading In-Between, a digital video presentation by Geneviève Johnson, filmed onsite during the artist’s installation residency at CVAG. This new site-responsive work is a component of the artist’s ongoing quilted path project, Threading Side by Side
  • ATTEND a live performance by Geneviève Johnson
  • LISTEN as the exhibiting artists present about their projects and creative processes
  • VISIT. MAKE. TALK. This is a round-the-table time with the community, artists, curators, and CVAG team for sharing conversation and hands-on experiences with materials related to the artists’ installed projects

Click here to watch the recorded livestream. 

CVAG events are public / all ages / barrier free (no cost). DONATIONS are appreciated and contribute to ongoing community interactive programming.

For more information about these projects and the artists, visit:
Real Reality (RR) / Integrating Reality (STREAM Incubator)

Images: courtesy of CVAG staff and Alun Macanulty