Temple Art Hive at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom

The Temple Art Hive program at Temple  Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, 4100 Sherbrooke Street West, is buzzing with excitement… I am sorry.. I couldn’t resist.

Twice this month on Thursdays, September 14 and 28 from 3 to 7  p.m. the Temple Art Hive will welcome anyone who has an inkling to create some art.

Temple Art Hive is inspired by the Art Hive movement, (www.arthives.org), and hopes to model the way in which communities can build activities and programs with everyone in mind. The program welcomes people of all ages and abilities to come participate in art-making side-by-side, and extends a special invitation to people with disabilities, their family and friends.

The Temple is committed to working together to find creative ways for people of all abilities to engage as artists.

This program is free of charge and open to the public. The Temple Art Hive is a drop-in program held twice a month on Thursdays from 4 to  7 p.m. The Temple Art Hive is made possible by a generous grant from Federation CJA.

For additional information, call 514.937.3575, ext. 210 or email rabbigreenspan@templemontreal.ca.

What is an Art Hive?

The Art Hives Network connects small and regenerative community arts studios together in order to build solidarity across geographic distances. This effort seeks to strengthen and promote the benefits of these inclusive, welcoming spaces across Canada, and throughout the world. Also known as ”public homeplaces,” these third spaces, create multiple opportunities for dialogue, skill sharing, and art making between people of differing socio-economic backgrounds, ages, cultures and abilities.

An Art Hive:

  • welcomes everyone as an artist and believes art making is a human behavior.
  • celebrates the strengths and creative capacities of individuals and communities.
  • fosters self-directed experiences of creativity, learning, and skill sharing.
  • encourages emerging grass roots leaders of all ages.
  • provides free access as promoted by gift economy.
  • shares resources including the abundant materials available for creative reuse.
  • experiments with ideas through humble inquiry and arts-based research.
  • exchanges knowledge about funding strategies and economic development.
  • partners with colleges and universities to promote engaged scholarship.
  • gardens wherever possible to renew, regenerate, and spread seeds of social change.

The model and practice of Art Hives have evolved through two decades of sustained practice research, continuous observation and adaptation, and experimentation with spaces and organizational structures led by Dr. Janis Timm-Bottos, who has developed and established six successful art hives in different locations across North America.

This initiative and website is possible thanks to the generous support of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and Concordia University.

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