Community Arts

Community arts projects in Canada and Central America.

Artists in Schools OAC Grant Community-based Video Story-Telling Project

2015-2016

Facilitated Digital Storytelling projects to elementary schools in Toronto. Stories were focused on seeing our neighbourhoods and communities in a new light. Students were divided in groups and developed story from brainstorming, to story-boarding, shooting and editing.

Whippersnapper Gallery – Alexandra Park Community Arts Projects

2013-2015

Facilitation, project administration, resource development. Programs include: printmaking, mural painting, photography, sculpture etc. and feature guests artists. The project bridges Whippersnapper gallery and its surrounding neighbourhood of Alexandra Park.

Union Labour and Digital Storytelling https://vimeo.com/album/2484768

At the 2013 United Association for Labor Education (UALE) conference in Toronto a group of Labour Educators from the U.S. and Canada participated in a Digital Storytelling workshop. Over two intensive days facilitated by Don Bouzek and Monica Gutierrez, participants shared their stories with each other and learned ways to turn them into a simple audio-visual presentation.

“Amor Sin Fronteras” Radio Play http://synergychronicles.podomatic.com/

2010

Produced with support from AJAASSPIB (Asociación de Juntas de Agua del Sector Sur del Parque Pico Bonito) and ArtCorps. The script was collaboratively created with participating youth and is based on their life experiences and the realities of migration faced by most families in Central America.

Emergency Dance Workshop Toronto Free Gallery

2009

Interactive performance and digital installation at Toronto Free Gallery. Co-facilitated with: Maggie Flynn, Irena Radic, Annie Tung

Winters Community Arts Club http://www.yorku.ca/wcac/about.html

2006-2008

Visual arts program facilitation for youth within the York and Jane/Finch community. Murals were exhibited at the York Woods Library Branch.