This Friday October 14th two fine arts undergraduate students, Janna Maria Vallee and Amira Shabason, will be sharing about their summer 2011 work experiences.  Both students worked in exciting fields relevant to their studies at Concordia University and will each give a presentation on their respective roles and experiences.




Janna Maria Vallee traveled to the Northwest Territories where she taught a self-designed six-week fibres program as a part of the Ulukhaktok Handicraft Project, a program facilitated by Aurora College.  The goal of the Ulukhaktok Handicraft Project is to foster an economic environment that supports growth and diversification of the arts economy in Ulukhaktok, NWT, by providing training to older workers so that they may have the ability to produce a variety of handicrafts and maintain a sustainable livelihood.



Amira Shabason spent her summer in Toronto working as a programs assistant at the Ontario Crafts Council (OCC), where she helped coordinate and produce exhibitions, fundraisers, and artists' symposiums for both the OCC Gallery and for the organization's Growing Ontario's Crafts Community initiative in Ontario's remote and rural Northern communities.  The OCC is a provincially-mandated, member-based, non-profit organization aimed at supporting and promoting the careers of artists working primarily in wood, fibres, ceramics, glass and metal.  The OCC aims to achieve its vision and mission by offering the public opportunities to engage with craft through exhibitions, The Guild Shop (their Yorkville retail location), through publications such as Studio magazine, and by partnering with other art-based organizations, institutions and trade shows.

The presentations will begin at
12:40pm on Friday October 14th at
Concordia University (1515 St.Catherine W.) EV 9.730

All are welcome, and bring your lunch!
 


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