Sunday, October 18
Welcome to the first Family Sunday of the season! Please join us online from 2-3pm on Oct 18 with special guest Jen Rashleigh. Jen is a nature lover and horticultural therapist who will be joining us virtually from her garden and showing us how to find art under leaves, inside veggies, and more. Our theme is ‘Magic & Transformation”, an artful, uplifting exploration of autumn. Stay tuned for more info!
As well, enjoy a special (free) treat! We miss seeing you, and although we can’t all gather just yet, we’d like to offer you a treat to enjoy with this Family Sunday event. Come to the Studio at the AGGV on Thursday, October 15 or Friday, October 16 between 12pm-1pm to pick up your Family Sunday art surprise (we’ll be easy to spot)!
Jen is an adult who definitely believes in magic, because she sees it all around her in the garden and in nature. How else would you describe plants that can solve everything from toothaches to diaper rash? Or seeds that leap from tiny hard coats and grow to become 12 foot vines dripping with sweet fleshy fruits IN A SINGLE SEASON? Jen’s formal training as a horticultural therapist is to connect people to plants, which she does by coordinating food + farm festivals (Flavour Trails) and starting community-integrated farms (Farmers on 57th in Vancouver, and the soon-to-become Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture).
Family Sunday happens every third Sunday of the month October – June, and is an afternoon of exploring hands-on art-making and ideas for all ages. This recurring program often features special guests like storytellers, artists, performers or musicians.
In the meanwhile, enjoy this special offering from our June Family Sunday… A free coloring book created by the Tah’lum Indigenous Artists Collective Society! The colouring book (featuring artists Natassia Davies and Sarah Jim) supports Indigenous Language learning so be sure to download this wonderful tool ahead of time (see link below and check out the video featuring the Collective here). This program is part of our new digital arts initiative, FIELD TRIP: ART ACROSS CANADA.
The Tah’lum Indigenous Artists Collective Society was founded in March of 2019 to provide advocacy, mentorship, and further opportunity for Indigenous Artists. During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the collective wanted to find a way to reach out to folks of all ages currently in lockdown. The idea for the colouring book has grown far beyond its modest inception, and it has become a wonderful tool for supporting Indigenous Language learning. Three volumes of the books are planned, with a final expanded compilation volume planned for later this summer.