As the Culture Days weekend approaches, some activity organizers have taken to the web to document their participation in the movement.
Here's an excerpt from a great blog post written by Susana (aka Lemon Dear).
The key to keep up with all the happenings is to be informed. Recently, misinformation cost me not being able to attend Winnipeg's very own Soca and Reggae festival, which I had been looking forward to for quite a while (I must keep my senses more open).
After Michelle encouraged me to participate in Culture Days, ideas starting flowing and since then, she has kindly helped me shape them into their current form, her input has inspired me so much and all of her suggestions have made my projects bloom, so this is, in the very core, a thank you note to her and Culture Days.
It is not easy being a newcomer, and being able to participate in this amazing event is a truly beautiful way of feeling welcomed and home at last.
I am developing a personal project (a comic book!), alongside with working on my Culture Days activities, and soon my tiny flat will be an explosion of thread, fabric, paper and super fine pens... actually, it already is!
Thankfully, there are some very kind people out there willing to inform us! I was blessed to meet one of those wonderful persons (Michelle Rosner) during a Freeze Frame workshop given by the great local photographer Dustin Leader in which I was one of his assistants.
It was a pleasant surprise and an honour to find out about Culture Days through Michelle, and when I say an honour, I truly mean it, since Culture Days is, to me, an open arms invitation for all the inhabitants of Canada, regardless of their country of origin, to participate and express themselves and release their creativity - and in my case, to do one of the things I aspire to with my art: to honour my roots.
Click here to read Susana’s blog post in its entirety.
If you have something to say about public participation and engagement in arts and culture, post it on the Culture Days blog! Submit your vision or post from your own blog via email at email@example.com and Culture Days will share your story with the growing network.
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