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Art Installation Community Participation

with Artist Pamela Rojas

2024-07-13 10:00:00 2024-07-13 12:00:00 America/New_York Art Installation Community Participation Everyone welcome Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium

Saturday, July 13
10:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-13 10:00:00 2024-07-13 12:00:00 America/New_York Art Installation Community Participation Everyone welcome Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium

Main Library

James J. Brown Auditorium

Everyone welcome

Our Main Library will soon be home to two new art installations, and you're invited to participate in the design and creation of each. Artists Suzanne Del Rizzo and Pamela Rojas will be working on their individual pieces with the help of our community through July.

At this drop-in workshop, participants are invited to join Artist Pamela Rojas and contribute to the design of her Urban Pulse in Waterloo mural. The mural will be a whimsical mixed-media mural with ceramic details emulating our city. This collectively imagined and artistically constructed city will visualize the possibilities of sustainable urban planning and development. It serves as an open invitation to engage in meaningful discussions about the housing crisis.

In this workshop participants will participate in interactive art activities focusing on the town's most representative buildings and the visualization of our city's future. Participant creations will be used to guide and inspire the mural.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this drop-in event, and children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Urban Pulse in Waterloo Concept and Description:

Rojas' Urban Pulse series navigates the Canadian urban landscape, characterized by grays and cement tones. The vibrant colors and energy of city life are often hidden in urban spaces, waiting to be revealed in alleyways, neighborhoods, sidewalks, libraries, community centers, and museums—places where people connect and create community. As a muralist and visual artist, this duality frustrates and inspires Rojas. Through her art, she aims to uncover the city's vibrancy, fostering more color, vitality, and joy in our region.

The concept is informed by years of exploring architectural features and urban planning strategies, examining how they both foster and inhibit connections. Vibrant visualizations of the city create opportunities for community engagement and inclusive conversations on social issues such as affordable housing, diversity and inclusion, and environmental justice.

Artist Bio:

Rojas is an international visual artist, Immigrant, Social Activist, Art Educator, Community Builder, Artist in Resident, and entrepreneur in the art sector. A muralist with over 25 years of experience, having lived in four countries on three continents, she successfully brings a fresh perspective to the Latin American mural movement, including leading groups in community projects, community consultation, and consulting services for private Companies/City/Agencies—member of different art associations and board members.

Being raised in Chile shaped her perspective on social activism and inspired her to develop a naive Folk Art style to explore feminism, integration, social work, identity, and environmental issues in our society.

Since 2014 she has been the Artist Director of Creative Space/Resilience Project in the Family and Children's Services of Waterloo Region and Artist facilitator in Reception House.

AGE GROUP: | Everyone Welcome |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Events | Making and Crafting |

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Main Library

Phone: 519-886-1310 ext. 129

Hours
Mon, Jul 22 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 27 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jul 28 Closed

About the branch

The Main Library is located in UpTown Waterloo, steps away from King St. It is home to the James J. Brown Auditorium, Board Room and Ellis Little Local History Room.

Upcoming events

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Ages 2 to 5 years old with a caregiver.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Ages 3 to 5 years old
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
For kids ages 5 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 9 to 11 years old.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Kids

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
For kids entering Kindergarten in September 2024. Ages 3 to 5 years old.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Ages birth to 5 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Program Room
Kids

Thu, Jul 25, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Library
Everyone Welcome

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For kids ages 5 to 8 years old with a caregiver.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Everyone welcome

Sat, Jul 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
McCormick Branch
Ages 0 to 5 years with a caregiver.

Sat, Jul 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Families

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
For kids entering Kindergarten in September 2024. Ages 3 to 5 years old.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
McCormick Branch
Ages 8 to 12 years old.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For parents with accompanying children up to 18 months old.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:15am
McCormick Branch
For kids ages 0 to 5 years old with a caregiver.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
For Tweens ages 10 to 13 years old.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
McCormick Branch
Kids

Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
For Families

Tue, Jul 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
McCormick Branch
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
For Tweens ages 10 to 13 years old with caregivers.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Ages 2 to 5 years old with a caregiver.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Ages 3 to 5 years old
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
For kids ages 5 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 9 to 11 years old.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Kids

Wed, Jul 31, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
For Teens ages 13 to 18 years old.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Ages birth to 5 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Older Adults
This event is full

Thu, Aug 01, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For kids entering Kindergarten in September 2024. Ages 3 to 5 years old.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 01, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Program Room
Kids

Thu, Aug 01, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Library
Everyone Welcome

Sat, Aug 03, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Families

Sat, Aug 03, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Eastside Branch - Naturespace
For Families

Mon, Aug 05, All day
All library locations
All locations CLOSED for the Civic Holiday

Tue, Aug 06, All day
McCormick Branch
Families

Tue, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For parents with accompanying children up to 18 months old.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 06, 10:30am - 12:00pm
McCormick Branch
Families with children ages 5 and up
This event is full

Tue, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
For Tweens ages 9 to 12 years old.

Tue, Aug 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
McCormick Branch
Kids

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Ages 3 to 5 years old
This event is full

Wed, Aug 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For kids ages 8 to 12 years old.
This event is full

Wed, Aug 07, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
McCormick Branch
Adults
This event is full

Wed, Aug 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Kids

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Naturespace,Program Room
Ages birth to 5 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Aug 08, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For kids entering Kindergarten in September 2024. Ages 3 to 5 years old.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 08, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Program Room
Kids

Thu, Aug 08, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Library
Everyone Welcome

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 5 to 8 years old with a caregiver.
This event is full

Sat, Aug 10, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Families

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Everyone welcome

Mon, Aug 12, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Kids

Mon, Aug 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adults

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For parents with accompanying children up to 18 months old.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
For kids ages 8 to 12 years old.

Tue, Aug 13, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 13, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
McCormick Branch
Kids

Tue, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adults
This event is full

Tue, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Adults

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Ages 3 to 5 years old
This event is full

Wed, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For kids ages 8 to 12 years old.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 24 2024 at 7:00pm

Wed, Aug 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Kids

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Everyone welcome

Thu, Aug 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Adults
Registration opens Thursday, July 25 2024 at 7:00pm

Thu, Aug 15, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For kids entering Kindergarten in September 2024. Ages 3 to 5 years old.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 15, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Program Room
Kids

Thu, Aug 15, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Library
Everyone Welcome

Mon, Aug 19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Kids

Tue, Aug 20, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
McCormick Branch
Kids

Tue, Aug 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adults
This event is full

Wed, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Adults
Registration opens Wednesday, July 31 2024 at 7:00pm

Wed, Aug 21, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Kids

Thu, Aug 22, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For kids entering Kindergarten in September 2024. Ages 3 to 5 years old.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 22, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Program Room
Kids

Thu, Aug 22, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Library
Everyone Welcome