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Have you started thinking about your design yet for our Rug Hooking Workshop with @thequeermummer this Saturday (1pm-4pm)??

Here are some of the rug hooked team logos from Lucas Morneau’s QNHL series to inspire you! Each team logo is made with wool and panty hose worn by drag performers.

By using language that is normally used to attack one’s “manliness”, Lucas’ QNHL project aims to reclaim the pejoratives used when describing players by portraying them as the team names.

Will you incorporate a little craft activism in your design? (Activism not required, but always welcome). 😈

Supplies provided, but welcome to bring any of your own as well. 🧶

RSVP to info@criticalmassart.com or send us a DM!

📸 by Lucas Morneau


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Sound Art Sundays

Meet the artist!

Drop by the Little Station during Open Studio Hours to meet the artist. This June, Tuesdays through Fridays from noon to 2pm. Space is limited. RSVP to: info@criticalmassart.com

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Community Workshops (June, 2021)

Due to current covid health & safety protocols, space is limited to up to 10 people.
Please RSVP to: info@criticalmassart.com

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Sound Art Sundays

Sound Art Sundays

Follow us on Instagram or Facebook every Sunday (for the next little while) as we explore the medium of sound art.

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Artist Talk and Q&A with David Jacob Harder

Join us on Thursday, December 10th at 7PM (ET) for an Artist Talk and Q&A Session with Critical Mass artist-in-residence, David Jacob Harder. Zoom registration is required.

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Become a Member!

This Giving Tuesday and throughout December, join us to form a critical mass of support for the arts! Become a member, today!

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Colour Me, Port Hope – Candlelight Festival 2020

Come to Lent Lane this November & December to engage with the art by composing a selfie in front of the Colour Me, Port Hope panels or by picking up a postcard copy and colouring your own version to send to a loved one or post on your instagram page and tag us @criticalmassart.

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We Are Here – Community Art Installation

Critical Mass invites you to be in good company this winter. We Are Here is a community art installation made up of the smiling faces of Port Hope and its visitors. Be part of the art. Send us your best selfie!

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2nd Annual Pumpkin Parade

Bring your pumpkins out to shine one last time at the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Parade on Sunday, November 1st – the day after Halloween!

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Herbarium & Plant House Making Workshops

We’re making pages of a traditional Herbarium and wax dipped plant houses to showcase Port Hope’s local flora and pave the way for Parisian artist Cecile Hug’s 2021 residency with Critical Mass.

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Meet Critical Mass Artist-in-Residence, Jay Dart

Drop by the Little Station on Lent Lane during studio drop-in hours between 2pm to 4pm (Mon-Fri), to see Jay’s work in progress, and chat about your experiences living in Port Hope/Northumberland. 

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Port Hope Drift: Walking & Drawing Challenge

Show Critical Mass artist in residence, Susan Campbell, your favourite places to walk in Port Hope!

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#Frommyfrontporch Canada Day Art Challenge

Using items you have around your home, create a display on your front porch, lawn, balcony, or in your windows to showcase what you love most about Canada!

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Makers Night & Artist Talk with Lucas Morneau

All makers, artists, and Granny square aficionados welcome! We’re making Granny squares and chatting with interdisciplinary artist Lucas Morneau from Newfoundland and Labrador. To register…

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Crocheted Beer Cozies 'virtual' Workshop

Learn to crochet beer cozies that will keep your hands warm, your beer cold, and your wallet full! Hosted by fibre artist and Critical Mass Artist-in-Residence Lucas Morneau!

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#Homebodies Art Challenge

Critical Mass has a fun new challenge for all the artists, families, and roommates sheltering at home right now. We invite you to participate in the #homebodies art challenge while we all continue to spend more time at home during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

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#Frommywindow Art Challenge

Critical Mass is calling on the artists, kids, families, and businesses of Port Hope to join the #frommywindow movement to spread hope and joy in our community during this challenging time of the global COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. 

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Dec 8

Critical Massive Adventure: Zine Reveal & Artist Talk

Zine Reveal & Artist Talk with Eli Gibson 

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Nov 29

Port Hope Candlelight Festival + Shadow Puppet Workshops

The second annual candlelight festival and Christmas night market. Including two shadow puppet workshops to prepare to light up the night! 

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Nov 1

Pumpkin Parade

A post-Halloween send-off of the jack-o-lanterns of Port Hope.

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