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VACS – Artists In Residence Salon (private function)
September 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Inspired by the concept of 17th century French salons, Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society Founder Keiko Honda began inviting local residents and out-of-town guests to her Artists in Residence (AIR) Salon in 2010 to her home in Dunbar-Southlands. It is a space created to connect and learn from each other through dialogue. Through various presentations by artists, musicians, business owners, story tellers, and other speakers, a series of meaningful dialogue began to emerge, allowing people to connect with each other and to this unique city we live in that is Vancouver.
“I try to create safe spaces to allow people to take creative risks and explore their strengths and vulnerabilities. I invite artists in the community to speak at the AIR Salons, but I reserve lots of time for group discussion and group storytelling, which stimulates a stronger creative flow between artists and audiences. At the AIR Salons, the presenters and the audience are crossing the line, exchanging roles, eliciting art from the audience and appreciation from the presenters. The audience do some of the work of creative interpretation – to become, in a sense, co-creators.” – Founder, Keiko Honda, Ph.D.