MAMC has a new, exciting collaboration with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery!
MAMC has just completed an exciting first iteration of the three part project: Contemporary Connections: Art Making with Seniors.
In February, 2021 a group of seniors from Progress Place in St JamesTown and Dixon Hall in Regent Park responded to the current Winter exhibition at The Power Plant Contemporary Gallery. The works of Nathan E. Carson, Leonardo Drew and Howie Tsui inspired a community of seniors to share their stories while making art together.
In MAMC’s research we identified four common themes in the artist's work: A sense of belonging, the presence of absence, identity of place and a sense of regeneration.
The group conversations evolved around these ideas as each participant drew from their lived experience to create their artwork.
The three artists use distinctive materials in their exploration of subject matter.
MAMC offered a range of artist quality materials to facilitate their individual expression.
MAMC’s intended outcomes in building resilience, strengthening social bonds and promoting social engagement in a population experiencing isolation and loneliness were successfully realized in this project .
MAMC invites you to visit our website often to see the work as it evolved.
Stay tuned for Part #2 in Thorncliffe Park
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Making Faces: A Programme at Community Place HubWeston Road, and Mt. Denis, Toronto, 2023
Art Culture & Cuisinewith Community Members from TNO, 2023
Encounters With New MothersPQWCHC Roncesvalles Satellite Site, 2023
Encounters. People Who Identify As FemalePQWCHC Central Site, 2023
Encounters With SeniorsProgress Place and Dixon Hall (Virtual Classes), 2023
Site of Encounters: A Conversation Amongst CaregiversBaycrest@Home (Virtual), 2023
Encounters With SeniorsThe Centre For Spanish Speaking Peoples (Jane Street), 2023
Encounters With LGBTQ+The Centre For Spanish Speaking Peoples (Carlton Street), 2023
Shadows of RacismMAMC and ALPHA EDUCATION, 2022
Site of EncountersA Collaboration With SREMI, 2022
Diary of PlaceA Collaboration With TNO, 2022
Contemporary Connections Pt.2Art Making with Seniors Part 2, 2021
Shared ExpressionsWith Baycrest@Home, 2022
Women In DialogueCovid19 Response, 2020
Artists In Their KitchenIn The Time of Covid, 2020
Contemporary Connections Pt.3Art Making with Seniors Part 3, 2021
With Thread As Inkwith the Textile Museum of Canada, 2020
Stories Are Our Compasswith The Power Plant, 2019
Drop Swap Shopwith the Evergreen Brickworks, 2020
Women's Creative Narrativeswith support from the TAC & OAC, 2019
Finding Homewith the Aga Khan Museum, 2016
Face Upwith Greenwood School, 2019
Walls & Barrierswith the ROM, 2010
Making Art Making Change is a non-profit charity committed to giving voice to social issues within communities through the use of visual arts, mixed media and story telling.
Our experienced artist educators are committed to creating a safe and fun space where participants can explore artistic expression while developing self awareness, collaboration skills and original creative thinking. Our focus is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration, thereby strengthening community bonds and reducing isolation.
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