IN THE WATER
Everywhere we turn there is water. The land and our lives flow with it.
CVAG’s convergent program, In The Water, enfolds artist KC Adam’s production + community residency (Singing to the Water) and her exhibition – Birchbark Technology; along with the collaborative community incubator –Water (re)Source; and an art opening community engagement event.
The exhibition, Birchbark Technology, presents the work of KC Adams, who is a Winnipeg-based artist of Cree and Ojibway decent. “This work explores the relationship I have with my ancestors’ territorial land and water …I am interested in my ancestors’ knowledge and how they worked with land and water technologies to thrive.”
During the week prior to the art opening, KC Adams is undertaking a production + community residency Singing to the Water. She is preparing new work and embellishing existing work that embraces traditional and contemporary technologies. The artist’s creative practice engages the local community through the act of making and ceremony to whet the “blood memory” of our fundamental relationship to the land and to water.
Water (re)Source + Root Love are incubator projects + community engagement projects that include a collaborative repository and collective studies that reflect memory, perceptions, experiences, and relationships with the water that surrounds and permeates everything in our world. Water (re)Source: Queneesh Elementary / Drawing Water; Beachcomber Academy / Water Cycles; community collaborations / A Repository for Water; and community collaboration and exhibition / Root:Love.
YOU ARE INVITED / On Saturday, January 18th at 1 pm CVAG will host the opening of In the Water Convergent Program: art opening + artist talk showcasing KC Adams new work; arts-based research by students of Queneesh Elementary and Beachcomber Academy; Water (re)Source repository and community make art stations.
KC Adams’ (Cree, Ojibway) Birchbark Technology, is a new body of work exploring relationships with ancestor’s territorial land and and water.January 18 - February 29 2020
This collaborative community engagement event aims to build connection, capacity and community in support of watershed protection and water conservation in the Comox Valley.February 22 2020 / 12:30 - 2:00pm
Join us for an art opening / artist talk – KC Adams / reading – Spencer Sheehan-Kalina / community collaboration at CVAGJanuary 18 2020 / 1:00 - 5:00pm
This incubator presents community collaborations and engagement projects.January 18 - February 28 2020
A community incubator and exhibition rooted in water to bring community together.January 18 - February 29 2020
January 9 – January 19 2020 – Singing to the Water – KC Adams Singing to the Water – a community and production residency during which KC Adams is preparing new work and embellishing existing work that embraces past and contemporary technologies. The artist’s creative practice engages the local community through traditional and ceremonial making to whet…January 9 - 19 2020