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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

ViBrant ARC (Art Reconnecting Community) presents ARC in Rural Spaces


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Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead and Museum

359 Blue Lake Road

St. George, ON


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and is a relaxed performance.


Join ViBrant ARC (Art Reconnecting Community) at the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead for ARC in Rural Spaces. During this time Expressive Arts Therapist in Training Mabe Kyle will give an interactive presentation on the impact of community and the arts on their life. Mabe has engaged in a variety of artistic expressions throughout their life and their international travels from reading their poetry on a radio station in Jamaica to taking folk dance classes in Breizh (Bretagne, Brittany), a Celtic region of France, to creating short films and documentaries in India. Since March of 2020 they've been back in Brant County sharing their artistic gifts with their home community. You may have even seen them perform as a drag artist by the name Holden Reins as they made their debut performance in Paris this past January. This summer they've been working to self publish a book of poetry, creating a multimedia oral history project on rural queer life, and facilitating peer run creative expression workshops. They recently became a member of the Brantford Potter's Guild. In their spare time they enjoy embroidering items that they've thrifted, collaging with friends, and taking pictures of the plants and animals on their farm. Part of this presentation will be dedicated to questions to the artist from the audience.

ViBrant ARC will provide light refreshments and snacks. We welcome donations (cash or etransfer) to help our grassroots arts and culture group as well as the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless organization. The pavilion at Adelaide Hunter Hoodless is accessible and parking is free on the property. There is a fully accessible washroom outdoors. Picnic tables are available for seating; if you prefer, please bring a cushion or a folding chair for more comfortable seating. This is an outdoor event and will be a rain or shine event.

Maximum seating is 60.



ViBrant ARC: Art Reconnecting Community

ViBrant ARC (Art Reconnecting Community) is a grassroots arts and cultural group that gathers together curious people, explores artful ideas, nurtures culture and encourages conversation. It is our desire to help facilitate and encourage citizen-led/organized community events that will fulfill this vision.

ViBrant ARC acknowledges that with the continued kindness and wisdom of the Six Nations people of the Grand River we are able to share and grow with this beautiful land along the Grand River.

For the past year, our group has been organizing free monthly artist talks called Salon ARC. We invite an artist to give a 30-minute talk to share their story of what inspires them to be the creative soul that they are. We engage the artist in a Q&A and then we encourage the attendees to introduce themself to someone they don't know that has been curious to come out for the talk.

We have also organized free creative workshops: poetry, miniature clay sculpture and origami. Our group also worked with community members to build 4 Free Little Art Galleries which are free to a community member in the Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations community.

We are actively working as well to have community indoor and outdoor murals created.

We welcome donations to help us to continue to provide free accessible events throughout the communities of Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations of the Grand River.

This event is part of a hub:

County of Brant Celebrates Culture Days

The County of Brant County of Brant, ON

The County of Brant is pleased to support many community groups and creatives to present a diverse collection of Culture Days programming.