Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery will be one of over 160 venues worldwide hosting Slow Art Day on Saturday, April 8, 2017
Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. Over 1,200 individual Slow Art Day events have taken place since its official launch in 2010.
How Fast vs How Slow?
Visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art look at individual works of art for an average of just 17 seconds. The Louvre discovered that visitors look at the Mona Lisa for an average of 15 seconds.
Slow Art Day asks participants to look at several pieces of artwork for 5 – 10 minutes each. Participants are encouraged to meet to discuss each piece of art over lunch. Slow Art Day is about discovering the benefits of being more contemplative and considerate of artists and their work.
Scutelliphily is a group exhibition that explores the popularity and meaning of artist-made patches. The exhibition opens on April 8 at the SCC Gallery. Dive deep into the making of patches, connect with them as symbolic objects and consider their place in the history of Craftivism: a political art movement focused on anti-capitalism, environmentalism and feminism.
Saskatchewan Craft Council is partnering with our Slow Food colleagues at Calories Bakery & Restaurant. Slow Art Day guests will have a special offering of 3 savoury appetizers and 1 sweet bite accompanied by a glass of wine or cocktail for $20 at Calories (721 Broadway Avenue), just a short stroll from the SCC Gallery. View the menu here: www.saskcraftcouncil.org/slow-art-day-april-8-2017/
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For further information, to arrange an interview, or for high resolution images, please contact: Vivian Orr, SCC Communications & Publications Coordinator
Saskatchewan Craft Council
Gallery & Boutique 306.653.3616 ext 3
813 Broadway Avenue firstname.lastname@example.org
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 www.saskcraftcouncil.org
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