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COMMUNITY ART LAB SPECIAL EVENT: LIVING LIBRAIRIES PROJECT
Neighbour to Neighbour : Living Libraries Project
January 5 - 20, 2011

Curator : Yael Filipovic

Produced by the Foreman Art Gallery with the collaboration of Literacy in Action

Special living library events: Thursday January  13, from 6 - 8pm and Tuesday, January 18, from  6 - 8pm

Imagine a time before books, where neighbours were like living libraries and shared knowledge through dialogue.

The Community Art Lab of the Foreman Art Gallery in collaboration with Literacy in Action are creating a living library this January 2011 to celebrate our community’s wisdom. Neighbour to Neighbour: Living Libraries is a project that aims to create a space where knowledge can be shared through conversation and interaction, and where individuals’ voices and experiences are valued.

We believe that everyone can be a book. Everyone has experiences and knowledge to share.

Have a chat with a local living book and learn about:

(available on January 13th)

Local Boy Does Good : the story of an athlete • Telling Tales • 18th and 19th Century Quebec memorabilia  • How North America has been affected by the recent financial crisis • Chinese calligraphy – painting without images • Living with your Worst Enemy (living with cancer) •  Learning Spanish •  The Unconscious, Polyphasic Sleep, Rythmo & Neueshlafform • Urban Art: A Journey Through Words • How to make comic books, read tarot cards, and travel across the globe • How to grow as a community: an asset based approach to community development • Art Journaling: Layers of Meaning • How to use business improvement techniques to get successful results! •  Early History of Lennoxville: a Personal Account • Confessions of a failed teacher: Highs and lows of four agonizing years in the classroom • Riding a Longboard and Astrophysics •  When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress (Inspired by Dr. Gabor Mate’s book)  • Raised on the Rez •  Traditional Rug Hooking

(available on January 18th)

Local Boy Does Good : the story of an athlete • Complicity with the Unconscious: art therapy • Road to Discovery: from Algeria to Quebec • The Unconscious, Polyphasic Sleep, Rythmo & Neueshlafform • Born in the Year of the Monkey • Urban Art: A Journey Through Words • Memoirs of a Faculty Brat • How to make comic books, read tarot cards, and travel across the globe • Following your muse: the artist path • Discovering a different new world: refugees and illegal migrants • Surviving Calamity:  When a family member has a mental illness • Conserving Culture in Estrie: The BUArt Project looks to the Future • Art Journaling: Layers of Meaning • How to use business improvement techniques to get successful results! • Early History of Lennoxville: a Personal Account • Aboriginal midwifery: bringing birth back in the Canadian North • Confessions of a failed teacher: Highs and lows of four agonizing years in the classroom • Surprises in genealogy research and a look into the life of local artist Nina Owens (1869-1959) • Sharpening a Chainsaw

 

Produced by the Foreman Art Gallery with the collaboration of Literacy in Action

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In its second year, this annual project acts as a platform to investigate the ties between art, education and civic engagement in our local community shifting the gallery space into a laboratory.