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Artist Talks

Exhibition Opening Artist Talk
By Steven White
June 3, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
Steven White will explain how he creates kinetic sound sculptures from discarded industrial materials. He will introduce you to the three works included in his Sound Machines exhibit running at NAISA until September 3. Steve White is a multi-media artist from Walter's Falls, Ontario. His work engages viewers with interactive components while raising questions about obsolescence and the struggle between technology and nature.
Artist in the Garden
By Brenda Scott
June 10, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
South River artist Brenda Scott is known for her encaustic artworks that incorporate found objects and  organic materials.  Brenda also designs herbal and edible forest gardens. In this presentation you will learn about how these two sides of her creative life are intertwined.
Art Fix for Healthy Communities
June 17, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
Art Fix is a collective of artists with lived experience of mental health and substance use issues in the Nipissing region. Art serves our members in various ways, from healing through self-expression, to earning a living and fighting stigma. In any case, we get together every week to share skills and make stuff, and we are looking forward to hosting workshops by professional artists, starting this fall. Join our new Director, Lindsay Sullivan, and core members in a conversation about improving our communities in and through art. Come ready to make some noise!
Art from the Crystal Cave
By Lyn Rose and Julia Breckenridge
July 8, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
Lyn Rose and Julia Breckenridge from the Crystal Cave Museum in South River will give a talk about their artwork made from crystals, rocks and natural objects. The Crystal Cave is a crystal and fossil museum and crystal shop opening on June 28 in South River.
Making Music from Brain Waves
By Aaron Labbé
July 15, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
Aaron Labbé speaks about the methods and intentions behind the psychoactive music installation presented outside at NAISA on July 14.
Creating Nature Sound Recordings
By Glenn Hubert
July 22, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
For this artist talk Glenn Hubert will share examples of his favourite nature recordings and provide background to the steps involved in making them. Choosing locations specific to the environments he wishes to record, Glenn sets out his microphones, and leaves them for several hours, up to a day or two in order to allow the birds and animals to return to their natural routines, creating a natural soundscape rarely heard by people. Over the years Glenn has developed an archival library of thousands of hours of recordings, creating sonic time stamps of wilderness areas, some of which no longer are as peaceful as they were in his early days of recording.
Arts Meetups
By Alexis O'Hara
July 29, 2018, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
Alexis O'Hara will speak about her interdisciplinary cabaret works for solo voice.
Arts Meetups
By Ana Dall'Ara Majek and Takuto Fukuda
August 5, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
Takuto Fukuda and Ana Dall'Ara-Majek speak about their work with interactive electronics and performance.
Arts Meetups
By Sherry Ostapovich
August 12, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River

Sherry Ostapovich talks about her work as a sound artist and audio engineer
Placed-based Art
By Elizabeth Chitty
August 19, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
Elizabeth Chitty has been active as an interdisciplinary artist for over 40 years. She will speak about her current work, which is place-based in that the work considers a site’s geology, plants and birds, natural and built landscapes, governance including treaties, histories, and water and its infrastructure. Her work is anchored in sensing and making sense of our surroundings through bodily experience, social interactions, and simple technology.