The Guelph Shebang artists invite public to open studio and free presentation

Experience the creative process of River Run’s artists in residence through video, spoken word, music and dance

Guelph, ON April 7, 2014 – River Run Centre’s Guelph Shebang resident artists; dancers Ishra Blanco and Meg O’Donnell; musicians Amadeo Ventura and Bry Webb; videographer Jenn Norton; and writer Claire Tacon invite you to join them for Inside the Workshop: The Guelph Shebang on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7 pm.  The Shebang artists open the doors to their creative process as they continue to investigate Feedback through dialogue, storytelling, music, movement, sound and video installation turning the Cooperators Hall into an open studio for the public to enjoy.  The event will also feature short dance performances by Dreamwalker Dance Company’s Andrea Nann and Brendan Wyatt. Admission to the event is free and based on first come first served.

“It is our hope that The Guelph Shebang project will inspire other creative partnerships amongst artists and arts organizations,” say Ella Pauls, manager of Cultural Development. “By sharing the inner workings of the Shebang group at a public event, we hope to increase public awareness of the expanding spectrum of artistic practice in our community.”

The Guelph Shebang is a three-year, multi-disciplinary artist residency program of River Run Centre in partnership with Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, Guelph Dance, Guelph Jazz Festival and Hillside Festival, led by celebrated Toronto-based dance artist Andrea Nann, artistic director of Dreamwalker Dance Company. Andrea specializes in facilitating movement-based creative strategies to cultivate a group-based artistic creation practice. The shebang model, developed by Nann, focuses on a collaborative approach to creative practices. Six Guelph artists, selected by the program partners, have been working together at River Run to explore their own voices within the context of disciplines beyond their own.

The program is funded in part by Ontario Arts Council through its ONTARIO DANCES program, which supports initiatives to enhance appreciation of dance in local communities.

Ella Pauls | Manager of Cultural Development
Culture & Tourism| Community & Social Services
City of Guelph
T 519-822-1260 x 2589