The project has been overall a success. The initiative clearly filled a need for the Jasmine Crescent community. As artist, I was exposed to a community outside of the regular ones I meet in my day to day life.
Day 12 – Monday Dec 12 Today was full of chatty Food Cupboard clients sharing their stories and thoughts but not willing to take their fingers out of their pockets. Fair … Read More / Suite
Day 15 (Last Day) – Wednesday Dec 21 We had one of the busiest day of the project, not by the number of people, but in terms of how long … Read More / Suite
Day 10 – Monday Dec. 5 – At the Jasmine food cupboard Spent the session mostly installing an extension and the Christmas lights onto the installation under the “supervision” of … Read More / Suite
As I create on Jasmine Crescent, I meet so many new people from so many cultures and social backgrounds. I hear stories about past and present struggles but I also … Read More / Suite
The second week working by the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard (Food Cupboard) started today. Josée, from the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, came again and our duo attracted many visitors to the structure.
I am lucky enough to have been selected for a second time to participate in the Art Place, an AOE Arts Council initiative, to get involved with a community that is different from the one I usually work with.
Marc Walter is a land artist whose Art Place project will involve co-creating sculptures made from natural materials with the youth and community members on Jasmine Crescent.