Art and Wellness Speaker Series: Art and Wellness in Communities

Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen's University

Kingston, ON

Livestream Adult Museum Visual arts

Art and Wellness in Communities with Savneet Talwar and Janis Timm-Bottos Presented virtually as part of Culture Days Canada, this speaker series welcomes those working in art and wellness, and those looking to learn more, to a supportive and safe environment for learning about the transformative potential of the arts within communities. Experts in the fields of community building, social prescriptions, creativity, museum wellness, craft and Indigenous practice will address innovative art and wellness programs and engagements in practice across museums, hospitals, art studios and community gathering spaces. The talks in this series are free, and the events will take place on Zoom. Register to save your spot. This event is made possible through the generous support of the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area. “Crafting Empathy, Stitch by Stitch” with Savneet Talwar This talk will briefly address the history of craft and fabrication and the role it can play in building community, promoting wellbeing, and skill sharing. Exploring an ethics of care methodology, the act of making and doing will be explored to illustrate the radical nature of crafting both as an individual art practice, and a means for public dialogue. “engAGE Living Lab Digital Era Response: (ELLDER): Fostering Online Networks of Care and Connection” with Janis Timm-Bottos When a global pandemic turned our collective Art Hives Network upside down, it offered a chance to learn from important, yet neglected perspectives. This presentation will share a new online research platform called, ELLDER: engAGE Living Lab Digital Era Response, offering practical methods, including online Art Hives, citizen-led Science Shops, and an emerging university-community research exchange, in order to collectively respond to urgent social, environmental, and existential determinants of health.

Fri 02 Oct
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a research-intensive art museum located on the historic campus of Queen’s University. It illuminates the great artistic traditions of the past and the innovations of the present through year-round programs of exhibitions and outreach activities staged across nine beautiful galleries, the Biéler Studio, and assorted public spaces including the gracious period rooms of the historic Etherington House. As a space of display, innovation and exchange, Agnes is an experiential learning space for diverse disciplines at Queen’s, and the public gallery for Kingston and region. Its superb collections—numbering over 17,000 works include cutting-edge contemporary art and fine examples of Canadian historical art, Indigenous art and artifacts, and material culture including the Collection of Canadian Dress and the Lang Collection of African Art. The Bader Collection, comprising over 500 works with a focus on seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting, including one portrait and three exquisite character studies by Rembrandt.


36 University Avenue

Kingston, ON

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