Saturday, February 5, 2011

Capitalism and Culture events in the Junction this week

Saturday February 5, 7-10 pm

Artist Talk: Capitalism and Culture

Participating artists will give short talks about their work in relation to the show, and then open up for questions and discussions with community members.

(Bring your own coffee/tea mug. Snacks are welcome)

Sunday, February 6,  2-5 pm

Evangeline’s Transformation Project: The” Quilt” project knitting circle

Join members of the Red Wagon Collective and women from Evangeline’s  in a knit / crochet circle. We’ll be drinking tea and talking about the issues of  women and insecure housing. As we talk we will add on to the “Quilt” that has been started at Evangeline’s and documents the space of women’s gathering to share solace and knowledge.

Everyone welcome, whether you work with wool or not.

(Bring your own coffee/tea mug. Snacks are welcome)

Wednesday, February 9, 7:30-9:30pm

The art of selling – a workshop for handmakers

With Mary Breen owner of Wise Daughters Craft Market

Are you talented with your hands but afraid to “pitch” your product?

Are you at a loss as to how to price your wares?

Do you really know your market?

This workshop is for people who want to break into the retail market, or expand sales.

After 18 months of operating Wise Daughters Craft Market (and constantly soliciting feedback from customers), I have tips to share about what people want, when they want it, what motivates them to buy handmade, and how much they want to spend.  I also know what works and doesn’t work in my own relationships with over 70 artisans.  After all, selling is all about relationships.

You’ll also do some talking, pitching one of your own products and receiving constructive criticism from fellow crafters, in a supportive environment.  Remember, we’re often each other’s biggest fans and best customers!

Spaces for workshop limited so please register by going to Wise Daughters Craft Market,

3079B, Dundas West, 416-761-1555-

sliding scale $10-25.

Friday, February 11, 8-10pm

Rates of Exchange: a night of video

Short video’s made about surviving/ life within capitalism by Junction neighborhood members. Popcorn and discussion will be encouraged.  (bring your own mug)

Grounded, Micheal Ricks (9:00)

Untitled, Wren Jackson (2:15)

Pretending to be inarticulate, Kim Jackson (6:00)

The Crossing, N.H. Egan (9:00)

Wearing, Nancy Viva Davis Halifax (3:00)

JUST Lynda, barter me in…Lynda Solowinsky and L.K. Jackson (12 min)

and more….

Thursday February 10, 7 – 9pm

Hanging by a Thread: Finding the Models for

Strong Women in traditional tales.

(children welcome, comprehension level is for ages 10 yrs and up.)

Using tales of strong women from around the world, storyteller Norman

Perrin will explore how “lost models” of strong women can be found in

tales from around the world.

There will be a display of feminest folktale collections from the Four

Winds Storytellers Library, including:

The Virago Book of Fairy Tales. Angela Carter

Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from

around the world. Kathleen Ragan

Wise Women: Folk and Fairy tales from around the world. Suzanne Barchers

Mirror, Mirror: Forty Folktales for mothers and daughters to share.

Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple

Norman Perrin is a Toronto story. He runs The Four Winds Library a 5,000

volume collection of folktales out of his apartment in the Junction.

Saturday, February 12, 1-4pm

Lets Face It

The resonance of communication:

An interactive all ages performance event with I’m Sold

(Bring a mirror, and coffee/tea mug. Snacks are welcome)

Sunday, February 13,  2-5pm

The Poetics of Social Change: a writing workshop with Nancy Halifax

Red Wagon collective member and York University professor of Critical Disability Studies, Nancy Halifax, gives a writing workshop that explores poetic language as upsetting complicity and revealing the personal depth and beauty of resistance to the veneers of everyday life.

(Bring your own coffee/tea mug. Snacks are welcome)

Closing Party, 6-9 pm

Bring some food or beverage to share – music by Craig Flint.

by Craig Flint.

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