So went to the Western Front for Sonic Playground, which was a day long event for families at the Front that had some great moments. There were a bunch of sonic installations of various kinds that were made by ECIAD students, although some weren't quite up and running. Still, neat to see and I brought my kids hoping to have their mind blown a little. Paul Plimley ran a nice sonic workshop - although like I said to Paul - get the kids playing with instruments ASAP as by the time they finally got them they were a little wrangy (i.e. pent up and a little frustrated). Still, fun to sit in a room with strangers and create sounds together. Like Paul said, "do you feel how happy the room gets when you make music together?"
Friday night we went to Fuse at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Actually was great and lots of people there and the scene was just starting to happen when we left around 8. People were pouring in. Very cool to see the VAG doing something that is getting a different vibe into the art gallery.
Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts by experiencing the arts in 50 different ways in 2007. Have you read a good book lately? Gone to see a play? Sung in a choir…or in the shower? Taken the kids to an art gallery? If so, you’re already a participant in the “50 for 50” Arts Challenge, an exciting new project sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts in celebration of its 50th anniversary.