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Panel Series of Oshawa Cultural Branding: Success Stories

Thursday, May 3, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Arts Resource Centre

A panel series of local Oshawa professionals working in the arts, culture and heritage field who know their brand and have successfully used it to develop their own artistic pursuits and/or strengthen organizations.

Moderated by Dr. Tess Pierce, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, UOIT

Panel Series includes:

Dani Crosby 
Illustrator, Fine Artist and Educator

On success: “I gathered around me other great critical thinkers.” – Dani Crosby

 

Jacob Hamayda
The Moustache Club

“I don’t look at myself as a leader in the community, I look at myself as a supporter and a facilitator.” – Jacob Hamayda

 

Mary Krohnert
LivingRoom Community Art Studio and Actor

 

Jeremy Smith
Driftwood Theatre

Photo by Derek Giberson

A Sailor of The Soul: Navigating Inside The Matrix

We live in a social world (unless we flip the switch to make it private) it is generally public. The social world is formed by culture and language, and typically how society identifies itself and in contrast to other societies. This is pluralism: “a condition or system in which two or more states, groups, principles, sources of authority, etc., coexist.” All the happenings of the social world is operating in a communication system.

From a bird’s eye view, we all are integrated in a communication system – which has many channels, influences and narratives sharpening the world view: the way we perceive it and what role do we play in it. It is truly a matrix. Everything is connected. What happens in Timbuktoo – still happened even though you at home watching a TV program and eating tomato soup with crackers.

I fantasize about living: heaven on earth. And I know to accomplish that goal – I have to take radical action rather than just dream about it. It’ll be a process of transformation that will take “fighting the good fight with the love that consumes.”

Firstly, I will have to know thyself, and since reality is just a 3D hologram  – my body is the expression of my soul,  in other words: how you can identify me (knock-knock);

Secondly, energetic information is everywhere (all things living and non-living), such as – even that piece of crumbled up receipt paper in your trash basket has an energetic imprint (because somebody’s thought action with help from a machine manifested that roll of receipt paper into being and whatever the situation that lead to producing that receipt gave that ordinary piece of paper some additional character (and I don’t think the receipt in the trash basket is taking it personally – c’est la vie);

Thirdly, with perfect foreknowledge or intuition, I chose or gravitated to who I need to interact with, align with: sharing a common purpose and limitation, and those–and only those–people (soul friends) would be part of the conversation and soul group to manifest ‘heaven on earth’, or at least aware of its existence.

Within this social world, this entire communication system has been, not coincidentally, invented to ensure everyone who needs to be involved can be involved. Understanding that all systems are build on rules and codes, sometimes things are hidden in plain sight. Much like by following The Laws of Attraction allows for opportunities to connect to good situations. Ohhh to be a sailor of the soul. Navigating the Matrix is not easy, but I just have to be my ‘highly sensitive magnificent weirdo’ self, working towards heaven on earth as part of my lifestyle and just ask for what I want- because how else will it  be known….”abracadabra”, “presto!.”

SHWACITY & Other Stories Vol.1 Issue 1

I wanted to create a community newspaper or a downtown Oshawa fanzine. I created a draft and proposed the collaborative project with downtown businesses who like to sponsor this fanzine as an experiment for a creative collaboration project. Everyone was enthusiastic about it and I worked tirelessly to gather content and produce this fanzine on my own. I would love to do another fanzine. Keep on the look out… 🙂

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Sunday FunDay and A Week of Birthday

This Sunday, concluded my 37th birthday-week-long marathon. My Mom, Dad and I drove to Colburg, to visit my sister Rose-bud and Darrell. It was some good famJAM. We ate Dominoes pizza, bread bites, chicken balls, and wings. I had a caramel and crumbles birthday cake.  Rose and Darrell got me a funny bday card and Blue Jay tickets. I  did some channel surfing of the Blue Jay vs. Yankees game and Pittsburg and Philly game 6 game. it was a good time.

on my ride home, with the folks, i asked if  they could drive me downtown Oshawa. I want to attend the cocoa and joe cafe open mic, as well slurp some tomato basil soap. there was homemade quishe available, but i was determined to slurp tomato basil soup. the open mic was grand. ukegirl performed, as well local musicians. i sang karaoke: cranberries – ode to my family, and queensrchye – silent lucidity {probably a typo}.

my evening downtown ended at stags head. i shared some fellowship with friends and Oshawa arts/culture/ creative economy to renew downtown Oshawa  discussion. with a buddy. i had a stellar tedley tea.

at home, i stressed a bit configuring the wireless network  from  my mom’s hp officejet printer to her laptop. long story short, mission accomplished. “YAY!”

Fellowship for Intentional Community

A Burning Soul

I desire to live in an intentional community, where everyone is happy, creating, healthy and free; and I feel that most of us forgotten how to live in peace, because we got caught up in the earthly dramas, and life is just a grind here.

Whatever the situation or obligations may seems to be, I don’t worry,… Somehow i know there is more to life than knowing anxiety and money, anxiety and sex, struggling to survive; and i know something is coming, a renaissance, that will bring a new age of enlightenment again.

It is a journey, pathways and processes of taking the Big Picture from the 5th dimension and incorporating it into 3rd dimensional world; it is a difficult process. There is always opposition in the earthly life, because people are stuck at a suffering level. Unhappy people trying to convince you of their grim world they believe in. Where there is resistance and negative projections living behind the veil. Life is difficult because that is what they attract. I don’t take the opinions of others personally. Life is lessons and trials. We all make preferences and We Live-Learn-Grow.

We choose to be here at this amazing time. Some of us indigos, starseeds and rainbow children. We all have a purpose in this life, a mission of integrating the spirit with “physicalness”, ideas and innovation, to bring about conscious awareness to create heaven on earth.

Again, it’s not easy, there will be always opposition in this earthly life. This happens to be The Dark side of The Light Chasers. Our resistance is our shadow or our self limiting beliefs and negative projections into our environment. Everything created or experienced comes from a thought action, hence “Thoughts create Reality.”

Here we are now, in Oshawa, a city culturally fragmented and resists to be whole. Living here I feel like we all want to be free creatively, yet how do we get there? It will take letting go baggage, discovering our true-selves from the memories and knowledge from looking within, coming together and grounding with Nature. We cannot externalize our power, but own it, be self determine. Be our greatest version.

It will take us awhile, for we match what we resonate with; and be on this path for the long run. Co-creating this dream together, a  New Bohemia and Combine Generation. It’s The Greatest Show in The Universe.And we’re all apart of it!

 

First Ever Public Art Task Force!

The City of Oshawa has created a “First Ever Public Art Task Force!” aka a “feedback loop” for the arts community to perhaps influence policy for striving artists, creative businesses and “community wealth” projects in Oshawa. I wish this great group the BEST; a lot of imagination and passion in these members; and making culture count in Oshawa is an extraordinary task. Bless Up!
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First Ever Public Art Task Force!

The City of Oshawa is pleased to announce the City’s first Public Art Task Force.

The Public Art Task Force will help support the Public Art Policy and support the City’s Recreation & Culture Services staff on activities including assisting with the development of a city-wide Public Art Strategy, advising on new public art projects and priorities, reviewing public art donations and making recommendations on juried public art competitions.

The Public Art Task Force is comprised of representatives from stakeholder organizations and groups (e.g. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Durham College, Oshawa Art Association, Cultural Leadership Council) and individual community members who were selected following a public call for applications.

The members of the Public Art Task Force members are:
• Linda Jansma – representing The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
• Sean McQuay – representing Durham College
• Mary Gartlan – representing the Oshawa Art Association
• Will McGuirk – representing the Cultural Leadership Council
• Dani Crosby – Individual Member
• Alyssia Nelson – Individual Member