I am interested in creating artwork as a community.
Community-based Art originates from economically deprived areas where people created wonderful displays of art with only the most basic level of supplies available while displaying and expressing community-oriented ideologies. We will also come together and express concerns and issues through an artistic process. Sometimes this may involve professional artists or actors and we'll also attend cultural art events.
We can explore and expand our spirit through Community Art and we can transform our society into a more positive and beautiful home.
I hope to create a beautiful masterpiece with you!
At this meet-up we will observe how the human face has evolved through the centuries. As an added bonus we will also observe he bodily gestures of the paintings and statues. We will explore the David H Koch Hall of Human Origins and the Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt. Once each individual artist has absorbed the inspiration of the pieces surrounding them they will choose a spot and sketch for the remainder of the time.
Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden
On View March 6 – May 26, 2019
Reception: April 13, 6pm – 8pm
Vulcan Gallery (Building 16)
Toronto Based Artist Amanda McCavour creates experiential, immersive environments that represent places in her memory. Her three dimensional, embroidered art installations are made up of delicate fabric designs that float within the space. Motifs included in her works are flowers, birds, plants and replications of living room furniture. Exploring a connection to home and the body, McCavour is interested in the vulnerability of the thread in comparison with the connection between temporary spaces in memory.
About the Artist
McCavour holds a BFA from York University where she studied drawing and installation and has recently completed her MFA in Fibers and Material Studies at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. McCavour shows her work in galleries nationally and internationally with recent solo exhibitions in Gatineau (QB), Williamsport (PA) and Vancouver (BC). She has received awards and scholarships from the Ontario Crafts Council, The Handweavers and Spinners Guild of America, The Ontario Crafts Council, The Ontario Society of Artists, The Surface Design Association and The Embroiderers Guild of America for her work.