Elly on the Arts: Looking back at Inspiration – The Reminder

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202062 Views

March 18, 2020

The Flin Flon Arts Council hosted “Inspiration 3.0 – Developing a Northern Vision” last month. This is the third edition of the Inspiration conference, which grew out of a wish to establish Flin Flon as a northern centre of excellence for arts and culture in Manitoba. The first conference, “Inspiration – Building Knowledge”, focused on actual building theory and featured guest speakers – Jon Allen, a classical geometrist and architect from London, U.K. who taught the participants how ancient geometric formulas still apply to today’s building techniques and Shabnam Dailoo from Edmonton, an expert on planning and designing Persian gardens who teaches at Athabasca University. Other presentations featured members of our Indigenous community who taught both teepee and sweat lodge building. An amazing aspect of this was how closely the willow tree bending of branches for a sweat lodge adhered to the geometric patterns for geodesic dome buildings.

“Inspiration 2.0 – Knowledge and Development” last year featured conversations with several community and arts focused groups by three exceptional Canadian women, Dorothy Dobbie, a former MP for South Winnipeg, Jean Giguere, recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Volunteerism in the Arts and Janice Price, CEO and president of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The impetus for this conference was to promote the growth and development of the arts sector in a small community, still with a view towards actually building an arts centre in the region.

Read More: https://www.thereminder.ca/arts-culture/elly-on-the-arts-looking-back-at-inspiration-1.24100530

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