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Two community arts gatherings will support assault survivor monuments

Hands Across the Shield
November 25 & 26, 2018

Two upcoming community arts gatherings in Killaloe and Pembroke, Ontario, will support the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project. The project creates public art monuments to increase awareness of gender-based and sexual violence. In the new year, we will be creating four new monuments throughout Ontario between February and June 2019.

Sunday November 25, 2018
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
CRC, 12 North Street
Killaloe,

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Telling stories: Where There Is Smoke

Read this thoughtful article by firefighter Julie Petruzzellis, Telling Stories: Where There is Smoke (PDF, 541 KB).

Julie first approached Red Dress Productions with a vision for what became the Women Firefighter Narrative Visibility Project — published in Fire Service Women Ontario’s quarterly print publication, Autumn 2018 issue.

Upcoming

Fire Service Women Ontario
Annual Professional Development Symposium & AGM
Kitchener-Waterloo
October 26 and 27, 2018

In Situ Festival
Small Arms Building
Mississauga,

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Announcing the Countdown Public Art Legacy Project honouring survivors of sexual violence

In 2016, the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County (WSAC), Red Dress Productions (RDP), and Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OVCAOS) joined together with 400 community members to realize the Countdown Public Art Project to honour survivors of sexual violence — a community-wide initiative in Renfrew County, Ontario that engaged in the creation and public unveiling of one permanent public art anchor monument in Eganville, and smaller sibling monuments in Algonquins Pikwakanagan First Nation, Pembroke, and Killaloe,

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An image of 2 people walking together. The figure on the left has short hair, white skin, and is wearing a hoodie, jeans, and sunglasses; she holds a white cane in front of her, and she clasps the elbow of her walking companion. The figure on the right, providing sighted guide, has curly hair, brown skin, and is also wearing jeans and a hoodie. A cityscape stencil arches around them in bright yellow. In the navy blue background, there is a faint indigo outline of a map of a Toronto neighbourhood. Behind the figures, there is a sky blue stencil collage of people and objects found in the neighbourhood including Victorian houses, a basketball hoop, intersection lights, a hawk flying, a person sitting on a bench, lilies, clouds, a person travelling in a power chair, dogs, and mailboxes.

Opening tonight! May I Take Your Arm?

If we walk together, does the way we ‘see’ our neighbourhood change?

In a downtown Toronto neighbourhood, blind artist Alex Bulmer takes the arm of community members. Together, they walk, listen, and share stories of place. Experience their journeys through this multidimensional portrait that considers the past, illuminates the present, and evokes possible futures.

Red Dress Productions presents

May I Take Your Arm?

A multidisciplinary, sound immersive piece integrating walking, art, storytelling, and tactile installation.

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