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Workshops & Talks

Workshops

Art's Birthday Maker Day
with Martin Marier and Lyn Rose
January 20, 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
Drop in to NAISA and celebrate Art's 1,000,055th birthday. Kids and Adults of all ages can try out many fun and exciting art-making activities, including performing with an electronic instrument made out of a Sponge with Martin Marier or participate with Lyn Rose in the creation of your very own Natural Robot made from off-cuts of her recent Tiny House construction. Activities are free and suitable for all ages and abilities. And yes, there will be cake!

Talks

Meet The Sponge Maker
January 19, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
A special highlight of the Arts Meetup series will be a performance by and conversation with Martin Marier who has created The Sponge, an electronic musical instrument. This presentation will be recorded for NAISA's Making Waves radio program for WGXC Wave Farm and will feature performaces by Marier of the compositions he has created for the Sponge. To read more about The Sponge and how it is made go to: http://www.martinmarier.com/wp/?page_id=12
Arts Meetup with Andrew O'Connor
February 2, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
Andrew O'Connor is one of the featured artists of the Deep Wireless festival and will be performing on Feb 3. For the Arts Meetup Andrew will discuss his new work Ravenspeak, as well as his ongoing pirate radio project Parkdale Pirate Radio. He will also sample audio from his award winning sound design, radio theatre, and installations.
Arts Meetup with Alexis O'Hara
February 16, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
Alexis O'Hara will talk about her transdisciplinary work as a performer and installation artist as well as the ideas behind her sound installation SQUEEEEQUE which is opening at NAISA on the same day. She will also guide audiences through a fun improvisation using SQUEEEEQUE.