Do you want to change the world? Are you between 15 and 50? Do you sing, dance, write, emote or just care about the state of our community?
If so, the Reach Gallery and Museum in Abbotsford wants you.
On Sept. 16 at 1 p.m., The Reach will hold a fun hands-on orientation session on how you can be part of the 2012 Arts Action Heritage Project.
Project artistic director Kat Wahamaa, dramatist and educator Freddy Latham, and dancer/choreographer Lorissa Arndt are gearing up for the creation and production of a community peace play to debut this fall in Abbotsford.
The program had great success with the first component of the 2012 Arts Action Heritage Project related to Bearing Witness, an exhibition organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery, shown at The Reach from April 12 to June 10.
Some deeply thought-provoking art was created by the 100 participants, aged 15 to 50 who created the virtual exhibition Postcards From the Edge.
Following a tour of the show, community members participated in art sessions with Mission writer Marion Quednau and Abbotsford visual artist Linda Klippenstein.
The participants created their own "postcards from the edge" with images and words, inspired by the exhibition or their own experiences.
Postcards to Peacemaking is the second stage of The Reach 2012 Arts in Action Project, which brings people together to learn how art contributes to social action. It will reflect and build on the themes in Postcards and then with help from the project facilitators create a collective theatre piece.
In addition to a call for participants that want to help write and perform in the play, The Reach is also looking for original music to go with Postcards to Peace project.
Local songwriters are invited to visit the on-line image gallery for inspiration and then write a song.
To be eligible to submit a composition, songwriters must be 15 years of age or over. The Reach welcomes submissions from seasoned to emerging songwriters. Find the submission form and more information on The Reach website.
Postcards From The Edge can be found in an on-line image gallery: www.flickr.com/photos/artsactionheritage/
And a video gallery of the images can be viewed on The Reach YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjCoSwAavig&feature=relmfu.
- For more about Postcards to Peacemaking and the Sept. 16 session contact Kat Wahamaa at email@example.com.
The Reach is at 32388 Veterans Way
Abbotsford, and the phone number is 604-864-8087.