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LONGING: By Chance Poetry, Sculpture and Printmaking

Novel Idea Bookstore

Kingston, ON

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Poetry & spoken word


Sculpture & installation

Pottery & ceramics

LONGING: By Chance Poetry, Sculpture and Printmaking An interactive art project offered by GRIT: Intergenerational Women Artists Collective from Kingston. WHERE? Novel Idea Bookstore at 156 Princess St. Kingston. In the big window. See it safely from the sidewalk. WHEN? September 25 to October 14, 2020. WHAT? LONGING is a window art installation that uses the "Unexpected Intersections" theme of Culture Days 2020. Drop by the big window at Novel Idea to see GRIT's art installation that intersects unexpectedly with some of our collaborative methods; this time with sun printmaking, wood fired clay sculpture and a random poetry process. PUBLIC All Ages INVITATION: Participate in GRIT's family friendly by chance random poetry process. Are you LONGING for something in this discombobulated age of COVID-19? Write a poetry line about it or something precious or beautiful to you. Email your line to GRIT member, Andy Berg at [email protected] GRIT collective will then build a public intergenerational poem that reflects upon the "Unexpected Intersections" of diverse poetry lines using our by chance method. Free copies of this poem will be emailed to participants in early November. Please check out GRIT’s window poem called LONGING to see how we do this. KINGSTON COMMUNITY INVITATION: We do look forward to having you participate in our email poetry line submission as outlined above! Free signed limited edition LONGING poetry chapbooks will be available for visitors to pick up from the mantle by the Novel Idea big window during our 2 week event. Special Note: LONGING is inspired by "The Lost Garden", a novel by Kingston author, Helen Humphries.

Fri 25 Sep
5:00 PM →
Wed 14 Oct
→ 1:00 PM

This event is free.

  • GRIT working as a collective on both individual and collaborative projects in Kingston locations.

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GRIT: Intergenerational Women Artists Collective

GRIT: Intergenerational Women Artists Collective. We will be sharing our collaborative, random by chance process with the public in a two week event at Novel Idea Bookstore in Kingston. Event opens on September 25 and is self guided. Event closes on October 14, 2020.


156 Princess Street

Kingston, ON

Event Contact

Andy Berg

andyberg-ar[email protected]




This event is wheelchair accessible.