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MAKING ART THROUGH DIALOGUE for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Thursday October 25, 2012

Workshop Series
Launch: Thursday October 25, 10am – 2pm
EWMA Studio, 54 E. Cordova
Enterprising Women Making Art (EWMA), a program of Atira Women’s Resource Society, is happy to announce the 3rd Annual Making Art Through Dialogue Series. The project for this year is a three panel mosaic inspired by the theme of this year’s Heart of the City Festival, ‘Voices from the Heart.’ Ann Thorsteinsson, the lead artist, with co-facilitator Jessica Numminen, will create a design based on the dialogue ‘Telling Herstories of food in the Downtown Eastside’ and on visual material created at the workshops. The series is open to women on five Thursdays November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 10am to 2pm. The community will then build and install the mosaics in the sidewalks of the Downtown Eastside in the spring of 2013. No experience necessary; refreshments provided. Space is limited; sign up at the EWMA studio, call 604-685-8043 or email: jessica_numminen@atira.bc.ca. Series is free

This event was on Day 2 of  the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 

Wednesday 24 October to Sunday 4 November, 2012

Over 120 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside


On page 13 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets



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