They say that in a small town, everybody knows everybody.
That’s all the more true in a town like Eganville, Ont. Population: 3,763, according to the latest available statistics.
So when a well-known figure in the community steps forward to share their story about a lifetime of sexual abuse, people will talk.
Sitting on a bench at the end of a footbridge by the south side of the Bonnechere River, Roberta Della-Picca points to a yellow building along the main road that crosses through the heart of Eganville.
… Read more Ottawa Citizen article about the Countdown Project
We set out to create one public art monument in Renfrew County to honour survivors of sexual violence, but several communities wanted to host the monument, so the project evolved to include the creation and production of one large monument and three “sister” monuments.
We’ve completed installation of the Pikwakanagan First Nation and Killaloe sister monuments, and we’re currently working on the massive Centennial Park installation in Eganville.
Sister Monument Unveiling programs
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
… Read more Installation of the Countdown Public Art Project
Photos by Maureen MacMillan and Katie Yealland
… Read more Making the Countdown Public Art Project
For our very first pebble mosaic open studio of the Countdown Public Art Project, more than 40 community members joined the build at the Community Resource Centre in Killaloe. We’re off to a great start!
We’ll continue to build in Killaloe today(4-8pm), and in Pembroke on Thursday and Friday.
All photos by Maureen MacMillan.
… Read more Building the Countdown Public Art Project!
Glass artist Tanya Lyons facilitated a flameworking glass elements workshop, and we also sorted one whole ton of stone for the pebble mosaic monuments we’re building. Thanks for a great day Tanya!
All photos in this post by Maureen MacMillan.
… Read more Flameworking Glass Elements Workshop for Countdown Public Art Project
More frame building for The Countdown Public Art Project — 30 + components for our 4 pebble mosaic public artworks that we’ll build on tables one pebble at a time, then pour/ cast and cure, and then assemble on site.
More info on our Facebook page.
… Read more Production Work on the Countdown Public Art Project
Way back in the way back (as time goes) a plan was hatched by the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew to create a monument to end sexual violence. Red Dress Productions was invited to lead the Countdown Project, and Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio was invited to collaborate, and community partners came aboard with offers of outreach support, and workshop venues, public park space, and cash and in-kind contributions, and many community members joined — and continue to join — in this many hands and many hearts effort.… Read more Public Artwork Design for the Countdown Public Art Project!!!