Art and Wellness Speaker Series: Thinking Creatively in Art and Wellness

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Kingston, ON

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Thinking Creatively in Art and Wellness with Max Montalvo, Eve Blouin-Hudon and Allison Morehead 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, a link will be shared closer to the date of the event. “Play for Creativity and Wellbeing” with Eve Blouin In this evidence-based talk, participants will learn that creativity is a process with distinct stages, and that each stage of this process can be used as a tool for wellbeing. We will explore the creative process through the psychology of play as play allows for a curious, non-judgmental exploration of the self. “Thing Provocations” with Allison Morehead Allison will discuss how she has used a playful practice of “thing provocations” in both art museums and medical museums. Rooted in avant-garde art practices such as Dada and Fluxus, “thing provocations” animate new conversations, new encounters, and new relationalities among people, spaces, and things, including things designated and not designated as art. “The Physician as an Artist” with Max Montalvo Gesture drawing can be used as an innovative arts-based method for medical trainees to help develop a more holistic approach to clinical medicine and to deepen the physician’s appreciation of patient experiences. This event is made possible through the generous support of the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area.

Fri 23 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.


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Kingston, ON

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