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Pre Show Talk with Farandula
Farandula theatre invites you to join their invited guests to talk about topics in mental health and recovery, immigration, refugees and resilience. When: 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday, Oct 20th.
– Katrina Grabner art therapist and multidisciplinary artist https://katrinagrabner.com/. – Katrina worked with two other colleagues to curate and create the artwork displayed in the lobby of the Jericho Arts Centre
– Priti Shah, educator, social justice activist and founder of the society, Pathways to Leadership with racialized, immigrant and refugee women. https://www.drishticonsulting.ca/services/pathways-to-leadership/ https://urjacanada.org/
– Joann McKinlay, Production manager of Scorched; Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (ACCT), and Magda Ochoa, Artistic Director, Farandula Theatre
More from the artists on the work displayed:
Transmutation – the state of being changed into another form
“Art is a vehicle that allows us to transcend linear time, to travel backward and forward into personal and transpersonal history, into possibilities that weren’t realized and those that might be…The path of art is a tutorial in the process of intuition.” (Pat B. Allen, (1995) Art is a Way of Knowing)
Transmutation is a collection of art pieces in conversation with the play Scorched, created and brought together by founding members of Open Book Art Collective, Andrea Armstrong, Cara Bain and Katrina Grabner. In this series all three artists, through various elements, explore change and evolution through the creative process.
Scorched acknowledges the transforming power of fire and pain as we process and move into new collective and interior places of reconnection and healing. Through this collection we aim to explore nature’s elemental processes of evolution and the ways in which we mirror this continual process of change both within and without. Furthermore, we acknowledge and give gratitude to the power of the creative process for the ways in which it holds and transmutes our individual and intergenerational pain into new stories and new futures.
This pre-show talk is free for all those interested in attending.