CCENA Long Table with Art in Hard Times

Online Event

25/02/2021, 3:00 pm - TO - 4:00 pm

Organizer: Centre for Community Engaged Narrative Arts, Department of English and Cultural Studies

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The Centre for Community Engaged Narrative Arts (CCENA) is hosting a Long Table featuring Art Not Shame’s project Art in Hard Times.

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Art in Hard Times is a new, community-engaged, art project that will use visual art and digital platforms to engage and support a cross-section of Guelph and area residents virtually in the wake of the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Led by mural artist and Art Not Shame collaborator Melanie Schambach, Art in Hard Times is a co-creative, virtual mural, designed to build community, bridge diverse experiences, decrease isolation, and imagine alternative futures together during this time.

CCENA seeks to support and sustain art-based community listening, remembering, and story-making. We link community members with other communities and with various media and sources of expertise in order to support them in telling their stories. CCENA hosts Long Tables throughout the year, featuring presentations from community narrative artists in and around Hamilton. For our meetings we wish to create a kind of “anti-lectern” effect that extends hospitality, enacts mutuality, and allows knowledges to flow multidirectionally.