Category: Gatherings

Event: Cees & Annerie van Gemerden Exhibition

The Good Mind: Cees & Annerie van Gemerden Exhibition

When: Friday, October 21, 2016

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: Central Library (55 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON)

CCENA and Hamilton Arts and Letters Magazine are proud to present, “The Good Mind: Cees & Annerie van Gemerden” on October 21st. Join us in honouring the work of artist-activists Cees and Annerie van Gemerden, whose artistic contributions are testament to the cultural production arising out of Hamilton’s arts community.

As an industrial city, Hamilton’s particular history of trade and proletariat culture foregrounded a kind of artistic interest in  ‘making as thinking.’ This exhibition demonstrates the kind of community engaged arts projects at the core of our centre.

Doors will open at 2:30, with a reception to follow the event.

Panel Gathering: Defining ‘Narrative Arts’

CCENA stands for the Community Centre for Engaged Narrative Arts. However, before we could move forward with the centre, we decided to hold two panels at McMaster University in order to  begin to flesh out the terms we’ve used to define our center. On March 1, 2016, reaching out to people from various institutional and community ties in the city, we held out first panel to discuss the term “Narrative Arts” to gain a sense of how the term informs the work of individuals across various communities, backgrounds and academic fields. Fruitful discussion not only helped us to engage with the important concerns and issues surrounding the term, but also gave us a sense of how we might shape the priorities of the Center for those who may be interested in joining.

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