Art as a Vehicle to Connect Communities

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Art as a Vehicle to Connect Communities

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How art can enrich our lives and promote positive social change within communities?

In this 90-minute webinar, you will listen and learn from two speakers and have an opportunity to submit written questions that will be answered and discussed between the speakers and webinar organizers.

To connect to the webinar, you will receive a link one hour before the start of the webinar (for the webinar you will need to use a computer connected to the internet that has a speaker, you do not require a microphone for this webinar).


Mark Vazquez-Mackay
This Calgary artist, educator, and arts advocate will discuss how his role as muralist, mentor and volunteer impacts local communities. Vazquez-Mackay’s practice creates and nourishes artistic communities creating links between these communities and the citizens of Calgary.

Risa Payant
Executive Director, Common Weal Community Arts—a Saskatchewan provincial arts organization that collaboratively engages professional artists with communities to promote social change and cultural identity through creative expression—Payant will discuss the importance of using the arts to create a legacy of social change within communities.

After the two 30-minute talks, there will be a 30-minute discussion based on written questions from you, the audience.

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00pm MST
Cost: Free for CARFAC Alberta and CARFAC Saskatchewan members, $25 to all others

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