We are very excited to share the creations that were made during CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS Pen Pals Project Session #3 ~ From Jan. 21st to Feb. 4th 2021.
Artists exchanged creations in a back and forth creative expression over 2 weeks. Participants were challenged to incorporate the theme of ‘Wayfinding’ and all interpretations of this.
With only 24 to 48 hours as the turnaround goal, new concepts were incorporated using inspiration from the creative responses sent by Pen Pals.
The Creative Pen Pal journey reveals much more than artistic pieces alone ~ shared experiences and friendships blossom along the way too. Like connecting with a great piece of art or maybe a song, connecting with someone new can be exciting, daring, challenging, frustrating, surprising, comforting, provocative, and awakening.
On this journey together participants grow as creatives ~ experiencing a variety of emotions and insights about their own creative process and learning about their match. Participants are provided with a mood tracker as a tool for reflection.
For professional or emerging artist participants, this project serves as an interesting chance to develop and expand in their artistic discipline or to try a new medium.
For others, having a Creative Pen Pal is a much needed break from the social isolation that COVID 19 and social distancing restrictions bring especially during these winter months.
Still, for many it’s an excersize in personal growth ~ trusting a stranger to contribute to a shared goal can be a challenge. Waiting for a response can be exciting as much as it can be nerve-racking. But, something beautiful begins to grow as the creative conversation takes on a life of its own and a new unspoken understanding and connection emerges.
All this culminates in a linear exhibit and an intimate private artist group chat over zoom.
Whether participants have joined this project with hopes of growing connectivity or personally, I believe that growth of any kind is a wonderful thing!
Please enjoy the exhibit.
Rhiannon Barry, Project Coordinator
A Be Whimsi Art Loft creation
Shelby Ricker (Dunnville, Ontario) & Bobby Kumar (Brampton, Ontario)
Stephen Rea (Hamilton, Ontario) & Tracy Barry (Schreiber, Ontario)
Victoria Brecht (Niagara Falls, Ontario) & Kewy Janisse (Tecumseh, Ontario)
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/De5xtV-F7xk
Stacy Somerville (Amherstburg, Ontario) & Jessica Compton (Hamilton, Ontario)
Susan Robinson (Hamilton, Ontario) & Elizabeth Tessier (Hamilton, Ontario)
Monique Campbell (Hamilton, Ontario) & Kai Kristoff (Niagara Falls, Ontario)
Denise High (unknown) & Jane (Sylvan Lake, Alberta)
April Garrison (St.Catharines, Ontario) & Debbie Summers (St.Catharines, Ontario)
Linda Hackinen (Red Deer, Alberta) & (Alex McGinn (Hamilton, Ontario)
Rhiannon Barry (Niagara Falls, Ontario) & Daniel Prelipcean (St.Catharines, Ontario)
Are you intetested in joining in? Sign up for Round #4 Now! Begins on Feb 28th:
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