In the fall of 2017 at Nuit Blanche Toronto, Aanmitaagzi presented a large-scale installation series with accompanying interactive performance events. From sunset to sunrise, thousands of audience members engaged with Serpent People. The performance and installation was much anticipated and was chosen as part of “Must See” spectacles at the 2017 Nuit Blanche event. Serpent People was also chosen as the “Best of Nuit Blanche” by blogTO.
Ice Follies 2018 – Closing Reception
February 19, 2018 (Family Day)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Marathon Beach – North Bay, ON
Looking for something fun to do this Family Day? Come check out the closing reception for this year’s Ice Follies. We will be serving Hot Chocolate and Cool Artist Talks out on the ice, and our interactive arts installations provide an opportunity for the whole family to explore, engage, and experience. Hope to see you there!
Ice Follies Community Visioning Session
February 15, 2018
7 pm at Big Medicine Studio
Ice Follies invites all interested parties to attend a community visioning session / roundtable discussion at Big Medicine Studio on Febraury 15, 2018 starting at 7 pm. The festival organizers want to hear your feedback, ideas, and visions for the future. What does Ice Follies mean to you? What are we doing well and what could we be doing better? Where should Ice Follies go from here? Hope to see you there!
For more details, check out the event page on facebook.
Photo by Liz Lott
Ice Follies / Mikwamiike
February 9 – 20, 2018
Opening – Marathon Beach, February 9 at 5 pm
Aanmitaagzi has once again teamed up with the Near North Mobile Media Lab and White Water Gallery to present Ice Follies 2018. Ice Follies is biennial festival of contemporary and community-engaged art on frozen lake Nipissing. Audiences are invited to engage with works situated off shore from the North Bay waterfront (Marathon Beach) and along the shores of Nipissing First Nation. This year’s theme is Exposing to Strengthen:
The creation of ice roads requires the clearing of snow to expose the ice to the cold. The snow is cleared well beyond the used roadway to ensure safe ice thickness from the center to the edges of the used portion of the ice road. What do we bring to light, allow or expose so a strengthening can occur?
For this year’s Ice Follies, Aanmitaagzi will present a series of installations from their ongoing Serpent People project alongside artists Aylan Couchie, Reece Terris, Chris Kosloski & Andrew Ackerman, and others. For more information, please contact Aanmitaagzi or visit www.icefollies.ca.
Aanmitaagzi invites artists, arts enthusiasts, and community members of all abilities to participate in their Winter Workshop series as part of their ongoing Serpent People project. The weekly workshops are free to the public and take place at Big Medicine Studio. Hope to see you there!
January 15 – April 25, 2018
Tuesday 3:30 – 5:15 pm Kids Multi-Arts Workshop
6:30 – 8:30 pm Pow Wow Jam!
Wednesday 7:00 – 9:00 pm Adult Contemporary Dance
January 22 – February 15, 2018
Thursday 1:30 – 5:30 pm Open Studio Art-Making for Ice Follies