Silence is proud to collaborate with Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory and Nik Harron, in partnership with Guelph Destination Animation Project, to present “The Art of Butterflies".
Join us at Silence in Guelph for workshops, presentations, an art exhibition for adults and children, live butterflies, and a unique sensory experience created by artist Nik Harron, entitled, “MORPHO”. This interactive project will be presented throughout the day and explores a musical world of tiny sounds that interact with digital butterflies made of light. Nik's latest interactive project combines projected, real-time sound visualization-driven with a tactile sound sculpture butterfly that enables viewers to create their own unique experience. See more of Nik's interactive and traditional artwork at www.nikharron.com.
Fun activities for the whole family are scheduled throughout the day on August 25. There will be arts and crafts activities including creating butterfly mobiles at 11:30 AM; making butterfly magnets at 1:15 PM; and constructing butterfly origami at 3 PM! Further activities are scheduled including a presentation on Monarchs at 12:30 PM; and butterfly and pollinator gardening at 2 PM. Space is limited for arts and crafts sessions and presentations. Please arrive early to make sure you get a spot!
In conjunction with “The Art of Butterflies” event, visual artists 18 years of age and up are invited to participate in our Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition is free of charge to enter and will be on display from August 25 to 31, with an opening reception and awards ceremony for best of the show on the day of the event from 4-5pm.
In addition, on August 25, we’ll feature a children’s art exhibition. Youth 18 years of age and under are invited to drop by Silence to create a work of art inspired by live, caged butterflies! Artwork may be taken home or hung in our special room. The children’s exhibition is not juried - all may enter. Drawing materials will be supplied, free of charge.
The Art of Butterflies is a free event and street parking is available. Silence is located at 46 Essex Street in Guelph and is physically accessible.
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