Belong Where You Find Yourself

SPHERU and GDAG Proudly Present…Belong Where You Find Yourself Film Screening

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
UofR College Avenue Campus
College Building Multipurpose Room 139 (main floor)

Please join us for a screening of Belong Where You Find Yourself, a film documenting the work and experiences of those involved in a community-engaged art project that supported artists living with dementia and their care partners.

From January 2022 – May 2023, lead Artists Alana Moore and Amber Phelps Bondaroff worked closely with a community of 12 artists from Yorkton and surrounding areas whose lives have been impacted by dementia. In this hour-long documentary, filmmaker Adrienne (Sunny) Adams weaves documentation of the artworks created with personal stories and experiences of the artists involved.

Participating Artists in the BWYFY Project include: 
Elaine Berard & Herb Elder; Bonnie & Leon Jones; Merle & Dean Wiley;  Amanda Babey & Verna Off; Pat & Ron Walton; and Twila Napoleoni & Jeanette Haberstock.

Lead artists Alana Moore, and Amber Phelps Bondaroff, and filmmaker Adrienne Adams will be in attendance for a brief Q&A after the film.

Refreshments will be provided. The event is free.

Project Update
October 2023

Godfrey Dean Art Gallery – BWYFY Community Presentation schedule:

Yorkton & District Nursing Home – Chapel
Friday, November 3, 2-4 pm
200 Bradbrooke Dr, Yorkton, SK

Yorkton Public Library
Saturday, November 4, 2-4 pm
93 Broadway St W, Yorkton, SK

Saltcoats Public Library
Saturday, November 25, 2-4 pm
117 Allan Ave, Saltcoats, SK

Melville Community Works – North Meeting Room
Sunday, November 26, 2-4 pm
800 Prince Edward Street Melville, SK

Project Update
March 2023

Art Exhibition: Belong Where You Find Yourself

A reception for the art exhibition Belong Where You Find Yourself will take place on Sunday, May 7 at 1:00-4:00pm. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind art exhibition, showing in Yorkton at the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery from April 5 – May 23.

See the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery’s website for more details!

A Community-Engaged Art Project at the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery

Watch the new video update on Belong Where You Find Yourself, presented at the 2022 Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR) Summit by Jeff Morton, Director & Curator at the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery:

By directly involving people living with dementia and their care partners, this project will contribute to a feeling of inclusion. Participants will meet at the gallery, collaborate on art making, share stories, and spend time over more than a year, ultimately seeing their work and their stories on display in a public art gallery.

Watch a video introduction of Belong Where You Find Yourself, presented at the Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR) Summit 2021:

For more information about community-engaged art and the lead artists, please visit the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery’s website: Belong Where You Find Yourself

Contact

If you are interested in learning more about this project, please email:

Jeff Morton
Director and Curator
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery
director@godfreydeanartgallery.ca