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Hello Blog world!

I am currently working on a number of exciting projects! First and foremost, my thesis research and project will debut in Pictou County June 2012… entitled the W(here) Festival. Check out the blog for that project at http://wherefestival.wordpress.ca. Highlights of the festival will include: local resident/artist-led “field trips” throughout Pictou County,  engaging visiting artist projects by Marlene Creates and Sheilah Wilson, fun and fabulous talks by local Pictou County artists about their work, a special discussion about art, place and community with invited guests and an exciting family friendly closing event that will bring you back in time.

Also! My collegue Katherine Dennis and I are working on an exciting discussion event for the OCAD University Graduate Gallery entitled Let’s be Friends in March. More info to come on that soon. 🙂 This event will delve into the artist/curator curator/artist debate in a playful manner. An apt discussion for today’s emerging practitioners!

In the day to day life here in Toronto I am also working on a special research project with the Toronto Arts Foundation, OCAD University, York University and Art Starts exploring 3 diverse neighbourhoods in Toronto (Weston & Mt. Dennis, Jamestown and Malvern)! Our objective is to to gain a better understanding of how residents engage with the arts at a neighbourhood level. See more info here! http://neighbourhoodarttoronto.wordpress.com.

Thank you for stopping by! Best, Mary

 

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