Take Your Time With Slow Art Day!
On April 6th OMAH will be participating in the global movement of Slow Art Day. Slow Art Day is an art-appreciation movement that encourages people to view art in a slow and contemplative manner. Since its inaugural year in 2009, Slow Art Day has become a worldwide event with more than 120 venues this year alone.
The concept is simple: Engage with five artworks from the 23rd International Women’s Day Art exhibition for 10 minutes each. Then, we meet and discuss with the artists over coffee and tea.
As said by Henry David Thoreau, “it’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”. Surveys have found that the average viewer interacts with an artwork for less than 17 seconds. However, when people look at art slowly, they make discoveries and develop personal connections.
Come join us on April 6th from 1pm-3pm, to try to take the time to really see, not just look.
This year's featured artists area: Faye Oei, Gwen Reilly, Ginette Pelletier, Lise de Laplante Rowlandson, and Shannon Hawke
This is a free event, but registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 705-326-2159 or visit our website.