Artist Residencies Summer 21

Mural painting at the Women's Center of Calgary:

Four workshops with girls and women at the end of June, thinking of what the Women’s Centre means to us. I took from this workshops my inspiration for the mural design, trying to represent everyone’s contributions in some way.

 

Over 50 people came during two weeks to help painting the mural.  

"As a result, the garden has been alive with the sounds of women laughing, chatting and creating together – sounds that were so missed over the last year at the Women’s Centre.Women's Centre of Calgary

Bringing paintings to live at the Sparrow Artspace with Jacqueline Huskisson:

During our art month residency  we where working be exploring the potential of animation and projection. Like in a lab we where  sketching and experimenting with slow-motion capture of a “moving painting.” Our goal is to work towards a final projection project that can be used as a guerilla art piece in downtown Calgary. 

Sparrow Artspace

It's getting Wilder - Bigger - One mural - In 36 Pieces
At the Crescent Heights Community Hall

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Wilder!

Is a Community Engagement Art-Project by Doro Buch supported by the City of Calgary and the Crescent Heights Community Association. 


What:

- A  community mural, showing Alberta’s wildlife and highlighting endangered species. 

- Painted by 33 friends and neighbours of Crescent Heights. Every participant got a tile with outlines, some info about her/his animal or plant   and paint so she/he could participate covid-safe from home.

- In total 16 endangered creatures and plants + one mountain goat, grasshopper, ladybug, an unknown bird, dog, man with big hands and lots of prairie grass. 

 

- Based on the guide to Endangered And Threatened Species by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.

- All the individual art pieces are installed as a big mural outside the Crescent Heights Community  Hall.

Big thanks to all participating artists:

Michelle Deacon

Blythe Bohonos

Rob Gobbler

Sky Weir

Angela Graftaas

Nelize Gineux

Stephanie Ho Lem

Simonetta Acteson    

Pauline Humez

Adrian Buckley      

Colleen Peters

Max Bergen

Megan Slater

Lisa Cuffey

Jeff Smith

Natalia El Namer

Monica Illa

Marie-France Nitski

Regina Krohn

Xavi Fernandez

Tyleigh Arthur

Kelle Grounds

Judith 

Stephanie Findlay

Veith Becker

Sandra Melnik

Shellie Clerk

Andrea Llewellyn

Sandra Neil

Greg Doherty

Judith Umbach

Otis Lee McLellan

You Belong - Crescent Heights Village BIA

Art Bench Project - 2021

The #YouBelongInCHV Art Bench Program pairs local artists with local non-profits in the diversity and inclusion space to create a piece of functional art to live in Crescent Heights Village giving pedestrians a place to rest and people watch along Centre Street while creating awareness and support for the important work the non-profits do every day.

Monica Ila my partner and I are working with the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association on our You Belong Art Bench.

The benches will be debuted February 12-14 at the self-guided, socially distanced Crescent Moon Festival in Crescent Heights Village. 

More:

https://crescentheightsvillage.ca/

https://globalnews.ca/

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Northern Reflections: Inglewood – Augmented Art Tour - 2021

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The Northern Reflections exhibition is a part of a large winter art festival, Chinook Blast, taking place throughout the city from Feb. 11-28.

Northern Reflections is four years running and is an augmented reality exhibition featuring 11 teams of artists celebrating the power that music, art and business have.

 Spolumbos Fine Foods & Deli >> 1308 9 Ave SE 
Painter: Doro Buch 

Musician: Jeremy Gignoux 

Animator: Micheel Kohlweg 

Wild! Community Engagement Project. 2020

2 creatures - 20 small and big artists

The challenge:

I asked friends and neighbours to help me with the creation of a creature. Everyone got one part of the design and was free to use any materials they could find in and around their house to create their piece. Using recyclables or natural materials was more than welcome. No one knows how the other pieces look like nor what creature they are working on. 

 

The result:

 Two giant animals created by 20 small and big artist - together but distanced. 

This was the first of hopefully many more paint togethers in covid - times. 

Would you like to join in the next round? I'm looking right now for new artists but also gallery hosts who would like to make a similar project on their house, fence in their window or as a street painting... 

Let me know!

Do  you like to know more about this project or  to do something similar in your street, neighbourhood, city or country.

Please feel free to contact me. Let's transform our cities!

Creature I: The Giraffe

Creature I: The Giraffe

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Creature I

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Opening Day

Opening Day

Artist and neighbours

Music from four corners

Music from four corners

Creature II: The Moose

Creature II: The Moose

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My Little Outdoor Gallery

My Little Outdoor Gallery

Big thanks to all participating artists!

For the Giraffe:

Aïda & Méïssa Nciri

Alla Guelber

Fabian Mavrot

Jeff Smith

Monica Ila - www.monicaila.com

Nelize and family Ginoux

Pauline H.

Regina Krohn

Xavi Fernandez

For the Moose: 
 

Ays Parka - @

Adrian Buckley

Colleen Peters - www.artistatplay.ca

Kat Dornian

Max Bergen

Megan Slater -@meagain91

Kevin Jesuino - www.kevinjesuino.com

Lisa Cuffley 

Also for my fantastic neighbour-musicians for the curb side concerts: 

Adrian Buckley

Jeremy Gignoux - www.jeremygignoux.com

Rob Gobbler - www.harshtheband.bandcamp.com 

Xavier Fernandez Aguilar 

Magic happens when a gypsy jazz, punk, Spanish and Irish folk player jam together.

Paint the Pavement. Crescent Heights Community Project. 2019

Workshops

I love science – Do you too?

One day, talking to my friends about art and science, we found similar goals and motivations in understanding and describing the world around us.  This is when the idea of combining both Art & Science in Workshops was born. Since then I put up some workshops in collaboration with scientists and organizations like Beakerhead or Contemporary Calgary, to convey interesting facts, for instance about our ecosystems or microcosm, and to process those knowledge creatively using unusual art techniques and materials. The workshops are for young and old, from art newbies to experienced artist - it's all about being creative and having fun.

 

Are you interested lo learn more about the workshops?

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Looking forward to seeing you there next time!

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