Community Projects and Partnerships

Community Projects and Partnerships

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UPCOMING PROJECTS

 

As part of cultural celebrations across Canada, CULTURE WEEKEND at Rodman Hall will include performances by Playwrights Niagara as they present:

The Harvest Reading Series

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 2pm

No Advance tickets: Sugested donation $5 at the door.

1. Skins by Sheila Laundry

Don’s harvest of 1976 yielded a glut of grapes and a scarcity of markets.  His wife Belva has learned a thing or two and shows the reluctant Don the power of supersalesmanship.

2. Weeds by Lindsay Price

Joe and Lizer sit on a bench outside the courthouse. While previously down on her luck, Lizer is excited to be working for a local farm. Her life is changing and she can see possibility for the first time. Still down on his luck, Joe is not happy about Lizer’s growth. He’ll do what it takes to bring her back down into the weeds.

3. Shine On by Katherine Albers

During their sunset years, Margaret and Walter learn that the harvest moon does not have the same significance for each of them.

4. Love In The Vineyard by Renée Baillargeon

Pushy and charming Bernie, a cabernet vine, would like to create the perfect reserve hybrid  grapevine with the luscious and older Sauvy, a sauvignon vine. He believes their union would wow not only the Grape and Wine Festival but the entire vinticulture industry.

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To learn more about this organization please visit their website: www.playwrightsniagara.weebly.com

or contact:
playwrightsniagara@gmail.com
905-964-9277

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PAST PROJECTS

2015

 

ALTERNATIVE MUSEUM PLACEMENT

April/May 2015

As part of his Bachelor of Education Degree through Brock University, Student Teacher Joshua DiIorio worked with Art Educator Michelle Nicholls to delliver arts programming to the community as well as local Elementary and Secondary Students.

Visitors to the "In the Soil" arts festival participated in the mobile art-making station and printed patterns on re-useable tote bags.

Grade 4/5 Students in Miss Woltz class at Westmount School learned about the artist Frida Kahlo and created self portraits inspired by her work.

Grade 9-12 Students from Laura Secord Secondary School had a gallery visit to both Rodman Hall and NAC. They experienced an artist talk with local artists Ben Mosher and Candace Couse. Students also participated in hands-on printmaking workshops.

Approximately 300 students and 200 community members participated in this year's program. Special thanks to all involved!

image: Miss Woltz and two grade 4/5 students.

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The Journey to Healing and Empowerment:

an exhibition of art by Niagara Students

Organized by the Coalition to End Violence Against Women in collaboration with Rodman Hall Art Centre

March 6 to 8, 2015
After briefings with regional counsellors on domestic and dating violence, students from four area high schools have created artworks in response to the issue. This exhibition organized by the regional Coalition to End Violence Against Women, builds on the dialogue begun with the “Violence Against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition” mounted at Rodman Hall in 2012. This showcase of challenging works by Niagara’s student artists coincides with International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8.
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Students and Educators participated from the following Niagara Secondary Schools:

Laura Secord Secondary School

E.L. Crossley Secondary School

Ridgeway Crystal Beach Secondary School

Strive Niagara (Welland Branch) Young Mothers Program

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Student Participants and Artist Statements (click here)

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MEDIA COVERAGE: 

COGECO TV: Features the Students of Ridgeway Crystal Beach High School as they participate in this exhibition. (click here to visit video)

ARTICLE: Students Use Art to Raise Awareness Against Violence
Written by Christopher Breen (of Niagara News and the Independent View Point.) (click here to visit article)

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PHOTO GALLERY (click here)

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The Following Organizations and Artists lead the committee and are working with the teachers and students to mount this exhibition:

Cindy Ledl, Gillans Place & CEVAW; Sandy Toth, Design For a New Tomorrow & CEVAW; Stuart Reid, Michelle Nicholls and Peter Vietgen, Brock University / Rodman Hall; Kristen Neudorf, Krys Elliott and Emily Anderson, Local Artists and Educators.