Contemporary Connections: Art Making with Seniors Part 3


MAMC has begun phase 3 of Contemporary Connections: Art Making With Seniors, our ongoing collaboration with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (TPP). We are responding to Miriam Cahn’s exhibit Me As Happening. The programme will be delivered over eight sessions. For the first time since Contemporary Connections began, we are able to visit the exhibit in person. 

MAMC is working concurrently with two groups of senior women at Parkdale Queen West Community Health Center (PQWCHC) and the Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples (CSSP). The group of women at CSSP are working with Elena Soní and Denirée Isabel. This is an exciting opportunity for MAMC and TPP to reach out to the Spanish-speaking community in their first language. Vanessa Barnett and Carissa Campbell are facilitating the project for the second group of women at the Parkdale Queen West site in English.

The Gallery kindly arranged for two docents to guide the viewing of Miriam Cahn’s work. Octavio, lead the Spanish-speaking women from CSSP, and Eric lead the English-speaking participants from PQCHC.

These extremely vibrant women have each brought their unique stories and experiences to the program and to our gallery visit. The conversations in response to Cahn’s work have been powerful. Ranging from the insidiousness of the concept of female beauty; what it is to become an older woman; the use of sex and gender as a way to wield power; the danger of insularity in social groups and the crisis of displaced people fuelling xenophobia. 

Although the two groups are working at different sites we look forward to seeing them and their individual responses together at the66 group exhibit.

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PQWCHC Participants talk bout their experiences creating artwork for Contemporary  Connections: Art Making With Seniors

WORK & PROCESS

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