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#BigFeels: Creating Space for Mental Health in the Arts: Launch Party

Enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres as we kick-off #BigFeels! Join us for an evening of meeting and mingling with members of your local arts community.

Visit the Workman Arts photography exhibit “Mindset,” where Workman members responded to the theme of EXPOSURE from the standpoint of its formative effects/affects, whether from the point of view of having been exposed to external factors or influences, or assertively self-disclosing, exposing, and bringing to light.

Featuring a live performance by Workman Arts’ BRUISED YEARS CHOIR composed of and lead by Workman Arts Members. The Choir has a vast repertoire of innovative, re-arranged popular songs, many of which explore themes of madness and hope.

Community Arts Activity: Weaving our Network of Care – an interactive active to prepare us for our work together, we will take strips of fabric and create our centre. Lead by Phyllis Novak (Founding Director of SKETCH).

“DANCE IS MEDICINE”: OPEN “FREESTYLE” DROP-IN SESSION FOR DANCERS & PERFORMING ARTISTS

FREDDY ‘FREEZE’ LOPEZ PRESENTS…

OPEN “FREESTYLE” DROP-IN SESSION FOR DANCERS & PERFORMING ARTISTS TO PRACTICE BREAKING, MCING, DJING, BEAT MAKING, GRAFFITI ART, HIP HOP THEATRE, & SPOKEN WORD.

***ALL STREET / URBAN / CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF EXPRESSION THROUGH DANCE…
PASS THROUGH***

DROP-IN DATES:
FEBRUARY 17 & 24, MARCH 3 & 10
(TIME: 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M.)
MARCH 17, 24, & 31
(TIME: 4:30 TO 6: 30 P.M.)

As a self-funded non-profit, we have a “Give” and “Take” donation system in effect. For a minimum donation of $3, you can pick-up any gift item available that day (i.e. THHCC buttons, spray paint masks and filters, comic books, totally random but lots of fun stuff) as a symbol of our gratitude for your continued support. This fee will be collected at the door upon entry; please have exact change. All donations are used to refuel the THHCC and goes back into the operation of the studio space and towards additional community programming.

Mini Crit with Guest Artist Lee Henderson

You will receive honest feedback and encouragement from two established artists. Between the three of us, we will explore ways to further the work so that it is more compelling and engaging. Choose between a 30, 45 or 60 minute critique with myself and a guest artist.

This month, my guest is Lee Henderson, a contemporary artist whose practice includes video, photography, installation, sculpture, performance, and text. Find out more about his work here: http://www.noattainment.com/

Saturday November 18 from 11am-1pm in Studio 316- Mentor Lyla Rae.

Self-Confidence for Artists
This is a three-hour skills-building workshop for aspiring creative entrepreneurs and/or freelancers, small to large creative business owners.
As creatives need to become their own sales and marketing team, spokesperson, customer support and CEO, our confidence affects our ability to chase opportunities, compete, get noticed, and heard, stick through difficult times, and sign the deal – all on our own terms. It is crucial that all artists consider the mastery of this skill – particularly if they sense that lack of confidence is interfering with the achievement of their goals.
Confidence – a fundamental and unshakable belief in one’s abilities and worth – is central to success in any human endeavour.
In the midst of terrifying self-doubt, fear of rejection, and fickle, faceless consumers, the hardest skill to master is the only one that matters.