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Slow Art Day
Slow Art Day is a global event designed to help more people engage with art and focus on the art of seeing. Every year, people all over the world take time to visit galleries and museums to view artworks for ten minutes each, and then meet to talk about their experiences of what they just saw.
We are currently closed to the public due to the ongoing pandemic, but we’re upholding our tradition of Slow Art Day by inviting everyone participate digitally.
On Saturday, April 10, 2021, and for the entire month of April, we invite you to take in a new sculptural installation by regional artist Sean George on your phone, tablet or computer. This work will also be on display in Armstrong Hall on the MacLaren Art Centre’s upper level as part of our spring season of exhibitions. We look forward to welcoming you back into the Gallery when it’s safe to do so. For now, we hope you’ll join us online to look a little slower and engage a little deeper! Here’s how to participate in Slow Art Day:
- Find art-loving family members and friends to participate with: gather with family members in your household, invite friends to Zoom, or chat on the phone while looking at the MacLaren website. There are many possibilities to be together, apart!
- Once you’ve gathered, view Sean George’s exhibition Monuments, Memories and Missing Passages online.
- Look at the installation as a whole, and then look at some of the component parts, taking in all the details. Spend about ten minutes, making sure to read the accompanying text written by Senior Curator | Associate Director Emily McKibbon.
- After viewing the artwork, start a conversation with your group about what you just saw. Take turns sharing your thoughts on the installation and its parts. If you’re stuck on where to begin talking about the work, never fear! we’ve compiled a list of questions to help start conversation and engage deeper thinking.