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Sep 29 2019

Culture Days in St. Catharines | Full SUNDAY Listing

CULTURE DAYS ACTIVITIES IN 2019
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
SATURDAY THE 28th
& SUNDAY THE 29th

For a complete listing of Culture Days activities in St. Catharines, please visit: www.stcatharines.ca/culturedays

Culture Days activities are FREE!

Culture Days is a Canada-wide celebration that is the largest-ever public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in this country. Participants are given the opportunity to get creative, get messy, engage with performances, make art and experience culture!
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BELOW IS THE COMPLETE LISTING OF SUNDAY ACTIVITIES ONLY, PLEASE LOOK FOR SEPARATE EVENTS LISTING OUT THE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ACTIVITIES.
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Rodman Hall Art Centre
109 St. Paul Crescent

12 to 5 pm
ART EXHIBITION
TASK AT HAND
Artist: Carolyn Wren
For over twenty years, St. Catharines-based artist Carolyn Wren has explored the relationship between identity and place through structured and laborious processes. Known for her large-scale drawings and relief prints that poetically conflate landscapes and the human body, during the last decade she has turned her attention to the written narratives that have shaped her worldview.

GUIDED TOURS
2 pm - HISTORIC HOME
3 pm - EXHIBITIONS

12:30 to 4:30 pm
VISUAL ARTS | Make & Take
PHOTO TRANSFER YOURSELF INTO ART!
Artist: David Figueroa
Spend 30 mins. creating
Drop-in for all ages
Turn a printed photo of yourself into a piece of art by using an embossing drawing process. The artist will capture you in a photo to use while you explore creating your very own self-portrait.

12:30 to 4:30 pm
VISUAL ARTS | Make & Take
PRINTMAKING A MONOTYPE HYBRID
Artist: Metka Manfreda
Spend 30 mins. creating
Drop-in for all ages
Come and create a unique hybrid creature by exploring monotype printmaking. Created by applying colour to plexiglass then transferring using a special technique; you will see interesting images appear on your paper!

12:30 to 4:30 pm
CRAFTS | Make & Take
KEEP CALM AND ADJUST YOUR MERMAID CROWN
Artist: Art By Rhiannon Barry
Spend 30 mins. creating
Drop-in for all ages
Inviting all mermaids and mer-men to create your own crown using marine-themed materials. Will you make yours cute and whimsical or strong and powerful?

12:30 to 4:30 pm
VISUAL ARTS | Make & Take
CREATIVE CARDS FOR CARING
Artist: Janice Low
Spend 30 mins. creating
Drop-in for all ages
Cards for caring encourages participants to have fun, learn an art technique and engage in designing and painting greeting cards that they can give to friends or family members to show they care. Please note that this activity is located in the second floor board room and has limited accessibility.
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FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Downtown)
250 St. Paul Street

12 pm
ALGOMA LOBBY
Celebrate the PAC’s 4th Birthday with cake and a community photo.

12 to 3 pm
ALGOMA LOBBY
MUSIC | Interactive
INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO
Presented by the Niagara Symphony Orchestra
Spend 20 mins. participating
Drop-in for all ages
Try a variety of instruments with instruction from professional symphony musicians and student volunteers. Instruments provided in part by Long & McQuade.

11 am to 3 pm
ALGOMA LOBBY
VISUAL ARTS | Interactive
COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT
with Artist Jon Shaw Paintings
Drop-in for all ages
Pick up a paint brush or pen and make your mark! Meet local Artist Jon Shaw who has composed a site-specific painting of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Everyone in the community is welcome to contribute to the collaborative painting process that celebrates our urban fabric and vibrant community. 

Sessions begin at: 1, 2, & 3 pm
PARTRIDGE HALL
DANCE | Interactive
ZEN AND THE ART OF CONTACT IMPROVISATION (DANCE)
Presented by Dahlia Steinberg of Contact Improv Niagara & artists, Lisa-Ann-Emmons & Mayumi Lashbrook of Aeris Korper Dance Company
At scheduled times, stay for duration
In this introductory dance workshop, audience members have the opportunity to experience the movement and partnering technique, known as Contact Improvisation. Through demonstration, participation and viewing of professional performance, the audience can see how the skills they’ve just learned can be transformed into dance.  Ages 5+, adult companion required. Those with mobility issues/injuries are encouraged to participate as audience members only, due to safety concerns.

11 am to 2 pm, new sessions begin every 30 mins.
RECITAL HALL
THEATRE | Interactive
PLAY WITH A PRO!
Presented by The Foster Festival
Participation on stage encouraged by ages 14+
Suitable for audiences of all ages.
Get up close and personal with the Foster Festival - come play with a PRO! Join professional actors from Niagara onstage to read scenes from one of Norm Foster’s 60 plays. This is your chance to shine!

11:30 to 1:30 pm | RBC INNOVATION STUDIO
And 2 to 4 pm | RECITAL HALL
IMPROV | Interactive
IMPROV FOR EVERYONE
Presented by Improv Niagara
Spend up to 60 mins. participating
Drop-in, suggested for ages 12+
Workshop available in French by request
Participants will learn about improv by joining in fun scenes and games with some of Improv Niagara’s best performers and educators.

2 to 4 pm
RBC INNOVATION STUDIO
THEATRE | Interactive
POETRY IN MOTION
Presented by Twitches & Itches Theatre
Spend up to 60 mins. participating
Drop-in for all ages
Accessible for ASL visitors who wish to contribute using sign language.
Be a part of a new theatrical creation as you interact with the Twitches & Itches ensemble. Poetry in Motion is a participatory piece in which the audience contributes titles or sentences that the ensemble will use to create and present a spontaneous physical “poem”. 

2 to 4 pm - RBC INNOVATION STUDIO
12 to 2 pm - Pop up Poems around the PAC
POETRY | Make & Take
MINI-POETRY ZINES
Presented by St Catharines Poetry Slam
Spend up to 30 mins. creating
Drop-in for all ages
Join members of the St. Catharines Poetry Slam collective in one of two fun-filled micro-workshops. POETRY ZINES | Learn how to make your very own mini-zine from one sheet of paper.

11 am to 4 pm
ROBERTSON THEATRE
5 ACTIVITY PUPPET THEATRE SERIES | Interactive
THE HUMAN BEE-IN

ONE | 11 am to 2 pm
PUPPET-MAKING | Make & Take
MAKE A POLLINATOR PUPPET WORKSHOP
Artist: Karen Waterman
Spend 30 mins. creating
Drop-in for all ages
Create a bee or butterfly hand puppet with paper, pastels and watercolour paints. Join in again at 3 pm and bring your puppet to the live performance by Waterwood Theatre (details below).

TWO | 11 am to 2 pm
MUSIC | Interactive
THE BUSY BEES BAND WORKSHOP
Artist: Aaron Robillard
Spend 30 mins. participating
Drop-in for all ages
Learn about instruments and music in theater by listening, creating and playing with the Busy Bees Band! Pop back in at 3 pm and help the band accompany a live puppet performance by Waterwood Theatre (details below).

THREE | 2:15 to 2:45 pm
PUPPETS| Interactive
SHADOW PUPPET DEMONSTRATION
Presented by Waterwood Theatre
Please stay for the duration
For all ages
Learn about how a shadow puppet show is created directly from a professional puppeteer.  Then the artist invites you to pick up a puppet and try it yourself!

FOUR | 3 to 3:30 pm
PRESENTATION | Interactive
THE ‘BEE THERE FOR ME’ SHOW
PARTICIPATORY PUPPET THEATRE
Presented by Waterwood Theatre
Please stay for the duration
For all ages
See it all come together as Waterwood Theatre presents a world premiere of this collaborative play. Join us at the “Bee There for Me Show” caps off the Human Bee-In Event. A fun and interactive event where you can learn about pollinators and flowers. 

FIVE | 3:30 to 4 pm
ARTIST MEET & GREET | Interactive
POST-SHOW ARTIST QUESTION PERIOD
With Waterwood Theatre and Artists Karen Waterman and Aaron Robillard.
Spend up to 30 mins.
For all ages
Meet the artists and learn more about theatre, making music, puppets and more…this is your chance to ask them questions!

11 am to 4 pm
JOY WILLIAMS LOBBY
ART EXHIBITION
CARL BEAM: US & EVERYTHING
An exhibition of works by contemporary Indigenous artist Carl Beam. Carl Beam (Ojibwe, 1943 – 2005), is one of the most important artists in Canadian Contemporary Art History, noted as the first Canadian of Native Ancestry to have his work purchased by the National Gallery of Canada as Contemporary Art.

11 am to 12 pm
JOY WILLIAMS LOBBY
INDIGENOUS STORYTELLING
Drop-in for all ages
Storytelling is a tradition Indigenous cultures use to pass on knowledge from generation to generation. Kids and adults are welcome to start the day by listening and learning from traditional teachings that entertain and inform.

12 to 4 pm
JOY WILLIAMS LOBBY
POETRY | Make & Take
MAKE A MICRO-POEM
Presented by St Catharines Poetry Slam
Spend up to 30 mins. creating
Drop-in for all ages
Join members of the St. Catharines Poetry Slam collective in one of two fun-filled micro-workshops MICRO POEMS | The poets will give a crash course in micro poems and haikus. They will be breaking down their form and showing you how to craft your own.

12 to 4 pm
UPPER FILM HOUSE MEZZANINE
POETRY | Interactive
POETRY AT PAC
Artists: Kevin Hobbs, James Millhaven & Kim Van Stygeren.
Spend up to 30 mins.
Drop-in for all ages
Drop in, meet a poet and have a discussion. Return later to receive your own unique poem based on your conversation! You are then encouraged to read it aloud and contemplate its meaning.

11am - 3pm
THE FILM HOUSE
A SERIES OF SHORT FILMS
Curated by ImagineNATIVE
Playing continuously, for all ages
Discover 6 short films curated by the largest presenter of Indigenous films.
Films: The Story of Pasha, Ara Marumaru (The Shadow), Shin-chi’s Canoe, E’sekati, Sacred By Nature, Onyota’a:ka khale Tsi’tkalù:to (Oneida and Toronto), Mahiganiec (Baby Wolf), BA’O - The Cannibal Giant,  Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes).

11am to 3pm
COGECO LOBBY, AT FILM HOUSE ENTRANCE
INTERACTIVE ARCHITECTURAL DISPLAY
Presented by the Niagara Society of Architects
Drop-in for all ages
Drop by and find out about the design of Niagara’s built environment! Roll up your sleeves at our activity table to make an architectural design and enjoy a chat with local architects. Contribute your personal insights while learning about local architectural highlights past and present.

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Start Me Up Niagara (Downtown)
Work Action Centre, 203 Church Street

Sessions begin at: 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 pm
FLORAL | Make & Take
MAKE A FALL CENTERPIECE
Artist: Linda Phillip
At scheduled times, stay for duration
For all ages, youth require adult companion
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Visit www.stcatharines.ca/culturedays for link to register
Join floral artist Linda Phillip to create a fall centerpiece. Learn to wire and assemble various elements from faux leaves, flowers and other decorative elements.

Sessions begin at: 12:30, 1:45 and 3 pm
VISUAL ARTS | Make & Take
INTRO TO LINOCUT PRINTING
Artist: Steve Plews
At scheduled times, stay for duration
Ages 15+ ONLY due to safety concerns
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Visit www.stcatharines.ca/culturedays for link to register
Learn to carve your own simple designs into a linoleum block to make unique prints. Use this reuseable “stamp” to make cards or original art with your designs.
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Oddfellows Temple (IOOF) (Downtown)
36 James Street, Third Floor

Sessions begin at: 12:00, 12:45, 1:30, 2:30, 3:15 and 4 pm
THEATRE | Interactive
ESSENTIAL DESIGNERS BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Presented by Essential Collective Theatre
At scheduled times, stay for duration
For all ages
Culture Days shines the spotlight on Essential Collective Theatre. Go behind the scenes as you learn more about costume and set design, projection and props. Get all dressed up and visit the photo booth to capture your star moment. Note: Accessibility between the second and third floors is limited to stair access.
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NAC Art Studios and Studio Shop (Downtown)
433A St. Paul Street

12 to 5 pm
VISUAL ARTS | Make & Take
PULL A PRINT: INTRO TO SCREEN PRINTING
Artist: Colleen McTigue Art Portfolio
Spend up to 30 mins. creating
Drop-in for all ages
Experience the art of Screen Printing, a technique of producing an image with stencils that has its origins in ancient times. Participants are encouraged to create their own stencil or “pull” a unique print from a stencil provided by the artist.
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Downtown
Corner of St. Paul and Court Streets near the NAC Shop/Studio

10 am to 12 pm
MURAL | Interactive
COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE MURAL-MAKING
Presented by the St. Catharines Downtown Association @with Artist Jana Simms-Bergsma
Spend up to 30 mins. creating
Drop-in for all ages
Join in as you contribute to a collaborative mural as we also beautify this downtown location. Guided by a professional artist – we will take our inspiration from our beautiful garden city! Please note that this activity will be adjacent to the Grande Parade route (St. Paul Street) on Saturday, impacting access to the location.
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Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts (Downtown)
15 Artists’ Common | VISA Gallery (off lobby)

12 to 6 pm
ART EXHIBITION
HOME, FROM ABOVE
Artist: Kira Pretty
The VISA gallery presents the work of Visual Arts Student Kira Pretty. This solo exhibition is the culminating project for an independent study course, where Pretty is exploring a combination of photography and video work. 
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St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
1932 Welland Canals Parkway

9 am to 5 pm
MUSEUM EXHIBITS
Enjoy permanent exhibits illustrating the history of St. Catharines and its people: The Welland Canals, Follow the North Star (the Underground Railroad), and the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum. Temporary exhibits include: Outbreak: the Spanish Flu, Victorian Tweets, Blowing Our Own Horn: The Niagara Symphony Orchestra at 71, and the Mack School of Nursing Alumni Photo Exhibit.


Event Info
905 688 5601 x 5232
culture@stcatharines.ca

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At various venues around St. Catharines, locations are listed in the event details.

Admission
FREE
Extras
There is no charge for this event.
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