You’re invited to our neighbourhood Community Art Project. My name is Virginia Duivenvoorden and I am a North Vancouver artist and resident. As a dance artist, many of our activities involve gathering. It's been a journey to find ways to practice during the pandemic. When I spoke with Sarah from United Way Lower Mainland about ways I could reach out with a Community Art Project. We had a good brainstorming session together and I have come up with a few ways for you to participate in my latest project.
Who: Everyone in Lonsdale Area, North Vancouver and beyond
1.Make a fabric heart ornament to decorate your home or to give as a gift
2.Take a digital photo and submit to email@example.com
3.Cut your leftover fabric scraps into small hearts and return to IMGX at the Presentation House Theatre
4. If you wish....Make more hearts and donate them to the project!
Where: At your home and online via our project website imageryexercise.com and at the IMGX- Installation Dance & Art show in April at Presentation House Theatre
Why: Finding ways to connect as a community online while sharing some ideas on creativity at home.
When: Check out our website, free online store, Instagram and Facebook event pages anytime.
Come to one of our ZOOM Online events every Thursday in February 4:30 – 5:00pm with the zoom room open at 4pm for tutorials and questions
Virginia D. is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Craft and Sewing Bee
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 713 8290 7089
April 2021 See the online gallery of hearts
April 21- 25 Check out the show at the Presentation House Theatre
Thank you for participating and I am looking forward to seeing what we create together!
You're invited to become a member of the IMGX Studio. I will post the rehearsal footage and document what is happening in the IMGX Studio from week to week. Early access to events, work in progress shows and exclusive content.
HOW TO MAKE A FABRIC HEART
Piece of cord or ribbon
ª Cut out two squares from your fabric slightly larger than you want your heart to be. From each square cut matching hearts. You can use a stencil or draw lightly on the back side of the fabric if that helps.
Set the ribbon or cord in place so that when you sew the heart shut it will hang from the ribbon.
Place the fabric facing each other with the print side facing inwards (you will be turning it inside out). Use pins as needed to keep the hearts nicely together.
With the cording or ribbon pinned in place, start stitching around the fabric (1-2cm seam allowance) with the machine or by hand; leave a hole large enough to be able to turn the heart right-side out.
Use the not pointy end of the chopstick to gently push the edges out of your heart and make sure it’s sealed tightly.
Stuff your heart. You’ll need to massage the stuffing around to get it in just right. The cord or the ribbon should be in place and you can sew the hole closed by hand.
ª Hang up your heart in the window.
To join the community art project send us a photo of your heart to stu
My community engaged dance practice is connected to the sound principle that each person has a creative capability to express in and through the arts some of our deepest and most profound human experiences. Much can be reflected upon and observed through the arts. Dance is an art with a mechanism built and wired for community- in particular for celebration! There are so many experiences in life and community where dancing is the best way we can celebrate. The integration of dance in our lives fosters connection. My role as a community based artist is to empower and engage individuals to remove barriers to dance. Participants discover their unique gifts and talents while all of those around that person can benefit. Family and community benefit when vibrancy and understanding comes together in a learning environment founded in a caring and creative way. Groups have the opportunity to learn from one another when the teacher acts also as facilitator and coach. Working in groups builds a scaffold of leadership and everyone learns together. A healthy community creates shared guidelines and does activities that promote connections and builds relationships.
Each person is endowed with strength and skills that can often be changing over a lifetime or through different seasons. Community dance is an opportunity to unpack creative gifts and share the joy of creativity with others. Through simple processes and empowering participants with knowledge and experience, we create something together far greater than the sum of all the parts. .
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