Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Books of Note

New Book,


The Montreal Children's Theatre, 1933-2009

By Muriel Gold, C.M., Ph.D.

"It was 1933 in the midst of the Great Depression. Montrealers, like their counterparts in other countries, were inundated with financial burdens. Uppermost in most parents’ minds was the task of supporting their families. Dance lessons, music lessons, drama lessons were considered in many quarters as “frills.” This pervasive mood did not daunt two young women, Dorothy Davis and Violet Walters, from initiating their mission. Instead, it spurred them on. Difficult times , they believed, were all the more reason to inspire children through the love of the arts, in this case drama and theatre Muriel Gold tells the story of these two dynamic women through innumerable anecdotes, often hilarious, sometimes moving, but always a compelling and fascinating read."

Quote from i Universe
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Perhaps this sets an example in terms of our challenging economic times and the vital importance today of fostering creativity and supporting the arts and arts education. cm

Friday, November 5, 2010

Artists and the Drum Beat Inspires, Teaches, Creates Community

Great clip from the NFB. Shows how artists and the drum beat inspires, teaches and fosters community.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Shaping Change Transforming Communities, Upcoming Presentation

Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice

Shaping Change, Transforming Communities

November 10, 2010

Creative and Critical Studies

UBC, Okanagan Campus

Kelowna, BC

Presenter Cheryl McLean

Cheryl McLean, Publisher of the International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice and Editor of The CAIP Research Series and books, "Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice Inquiries for Hope and Change" and "Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change" will be speaking at UBC Okanagan, Kelowna campus, about the vital role of the arts in interdisciplinary practice shaping change and transforming communities. Drawing on illustrative examples from topical research this talk will demonstrate how the arts in inquiry and in research and practice across disciplines can lead to creative and community based solutions addressing some of the most critical challenges of our modern and challenging times.

Information about this presentation at CherylMcLean@ijcaip.com
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