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Artists: Chrissy Poitras, Kyle Topping, Jennie Suddick (Spark Box Studio) | Photo supplied by: Chrissy Poitras

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This has been such a fun action-packed residency month! Come see Keista and Nell from The Department of Illuminationin the Cultivate Festival kids village from 11-4 today!

Then come to their Artist Talk, BBQ and Exhibition launch tomorrow (Sunday) at 5pm!
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whats on september

Artist Talk & All Aboard Exhibit September 25 @ 5PM

Come see the miniature cardboard version of Port Hope that our artists in residence have been creating this September! Sunday, September 25th @ 5PM. The show will be on until November 1st and you will have an opportunity to bid on your fave cardboard creations in a Silent Auction from November 1st to November 4th.

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whats on september

Snapshot of What's On in September

September is one of the busiest months in Port Hope for events! Here’s a look at what we have planned for September! Come meet and co-create an idyllic cardboard version of Port Hope with our final artists and residents for the 2022 season – The Department of Illumination! You will find them weekends at the Little Station, and out at signature events such as Fall Fair and Cultivate. 

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Boxtopia

Boxtopia! Saturday, Sep 3rd

Join us Saturday, September 3rd in Memorial Park (from 10 to 3)  to help our artists in residence kick off their residency with a BIG cardboard community build! What does your idyllic town look like? Let’s build it together!

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Department of Illumination

September Artists in Residence

During their September residency, Krista Dalby and Nella Casson of the Department of Illumination hope to spark our imaginations through the theme of train travel and will engage the community to help them build an idyllic model scale cardboard version of Port Hope.

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We're Hiring!

Snapshot of What's On in August

August is Arts Month in Port Hope! We’re delighted to showcase Port Hope based artist Oli Goldsmith for our August Artist in Residence. To register for a workshop rsvp at info@criticalmassart.com.

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Procession of Port Hope

Art Bingo & BBQ

Join us Saturday, August 13th at dusk for a visual Art Bingo and a BBQ.

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Andrew Maize

August Artist in Residence

During his August residency, Oli Goldsmith hopes to spark viewers’ imaginations to rediscover their surroundings through ‘new eyes’ – through his own re-discovery and artistic representation of Port Hope.

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We're Hiring!

Meet our June Artists in Residence!

NEL2R’s residency project will explore the coalesence of posthumanism, digital intimacy, and contemporary environmental-social discourse. Machine-learning and AI meets installation & performance art, created with Port Hope archival data, community anecdotes, folklore, and more!

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Procession of Port Hope

Raising Big Questions – West Beach

Where do we go from here? Let’s raise some questions together collectively to find out.

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Procession of Port Hope

Port Hope Borderlines

Multi-media artist Jessica Thompson uses sound to create new meanings of place. On May 28th, she led a soundwalk in downtown Port Hope. She will return on June 26th for a Borderlines workshop.

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Jenn Goodwin

Jenn Goodwin – Procession of Hope

Jenn Goodwin, developed a procession to lead the community into spring and encouraging us to reconnect with each other, ourselves, and our bodies. 

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Tracey-Mae Chambers

Tracey-Mae Chambers: Hope and Healing Canada

Rain date – Wednesday, December 15th – Hamilton-based Métis artist, Tracey-Mae Chambers spreads her message of Hope and Healing with red yarn installation on the front lawn at Port Hope Town Hall. Residents are invited to watch and to engage with Chambers as she works on her art installation throughout the day.

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2021 Candlelight Festival

We will host a nocturnal spectacle outside the Little Station in Lent Lane on November 26th. Join us for a projected and live-typed textravaganza An Eye For An Ear featuring local writers, poets and artists. PLUS, drop in to the Little Sation toget a behind the scenes glimpse at a whimsical winter artist workshop. Artist and puppet-maker, Kelly Kirkham will be working on creating a lot of puppets for her upcoming show Sightseer at the AGN, Jan 8 to Feb 26, 2022. 

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Take Our Arts Survey

Port Hope Arts Impact Survey

We’re considering some big ideas for making contemporary art more prominent in Port Hope, and we really want to hear what sort of arts activities and programming you would like to see, do, and experience!

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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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#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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