A collaborative art mixer, ephemeral art installation and adoptathon, all in one!
November 22-23, 2014
10 am – 5 pm.
Flex Studio #107
They Choose You will feature adoptable rescue cats from Toronto Cat Rescue. It is art as activism, sincere and absurd at the same time, with a motive somewhere between a cat lady’s dream and a creative way to build community. The lives of the cats are intertwined with the humans who inhabit the same city, allowing for an experiential connection in a shared space, beyond the walls of the animal shelter.
What can we learn from co-existing with other species? How can a life lived with animal companions alter our perspective and interactions in contemporary life? This event considers these questions and seeks to create an open space where visitors may interact with cats and kittens through play and touch. Such encounters carry the potential for deep connections between non-human ‘others’ and us, existing together in the present moment.
Here’s a link to the Indiegogo campaign in support of this project. Check it out, support and share!
And, there will be crafts!
Cat Crafternoon with Emily Gove
Sunday, November 23, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flex Studio #107
Spend the afternoon crafting with human and feline friends! Join us to craft your own leather cat pouch, fabric kitty brooch and crinkle blob cat toy, while in the company of adoptable Toronto Cat Rescue kitties. All supplies and snacks provided. Activities are suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
$25/person. Register via email with Emily via email@example.com. She will follow up with all the details of the Cat Crafternoon!
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