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Where Do You Create? (#ArtsTalkTuesday)

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photo from Unspash.com

Some artists get to work at their craft, full time, in a dedicated studio space. A massive old barn. A converted garage. A loft downtown. Others of us, well, we make do.

Just last night I seized a 45 minute family absence to write a song in my living room. I did a rough recording on my iPad, because I have no permanent recording space set up at home. Or anywhere. I make space where I can find it. Writing is the same. This post is taking shape at my kitchen table. I'd be reclining on the couch but feel it's bad for my posture (and perhaps my work ethic).

As we look to launch our new space, we're hoping for some creative co-working spaces in the back. Likely four stations where you can bring a laptop, sit in community and work away, far from the distractions of the floor that needs to be vacuumed and kids that need to be entertained. This has got me thinking a lot about the spaces where we work. The spaces where we make. The ways those spaces affect our work.

I've even read about someone who covered a van into a mobile workspace!

So, where do you work? Where do you get your creative projects done? Are you happy with that space?

Please answer in the comments below, or on social media with the hashtag #artsTalkTuesday. 

 


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Share Your Favourite Art Experience This Summer [ArtsTalk Tuesday]

It feels like summer is just getting started. But it isn't. The calendar has a different opinion. According to those little squares, we're almost halfway through. School supply flyers are on their way.

Rather than fret, let us take a moment to reflect. To expand time through memory. To count our blessings.

What has been your most memorable art experience, so far, this summer?

Have you witnessed beauty on the other end of the earth? Has it been right here in your own backyard? High art? Folk art? Sight or sound? Planned or pop up.

Close your eyes. Recall that powerful encounter with the arts, just days or weeks ago. Then write about it in the comments below. If appropriate, its ok to brag a little.

Grow the experience by sharing it.


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ArtsTalk Tuesday: Museum School with Lyndal Osborne

It's Tuesday - let's talk art. This week, I got to take in 'Museum School' - an Art Gallery of Alberta program for elementary school kids. I also dove into some new Netflix discoveries, spent good time reading and finished some knitting. Not a bad art week, all in all.

But I'll get to all of that in the comments.

What art, media and culture have you engaged with this past week? What would you recommend and why?

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Art is best enjoyed and digested in community, so this is our weekly space to have those conversations - to practice discernment as a collective.

So, what are you watching, visiting, listening to, reading, etc?

Where have the arts taken you this week?

 


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