Category Archives: News

  • Thanks for Supporting Magpie’s Nest Community Art Space

    Posted on September 14, 2013 by in News

      The generosity of last night’s wine and cheese, art sale fundraiser warmed all of our hearts! Thank-you to Baaad Anna who donated her funky yarn store to our cause and who peaceably knitted as we went about our business. Thanks to the soulful singer/songwriter Lydia Hol for sharing her moving music at our event. And thank-you to all […]

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  • Community Art Space Fundraiser at Baaad Anna’s

    Posted on September 6, 2013 by in News

      We are putting on a fundraiser to raise money for our Community Art Studio! Join us for wine, cheese, good music, fab art sale and fun!

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  • La Ruche D’Art, A True Community Hive in Montreal

    Posted on September 5, 2013 by in News

      Walking into La Ruche for the first time was like entering a dream realized. The first thing I saw was a small exhibit of nests. This Magpie was at home. Walking into my first day of Community Art Studio: Methods and Materials, taught at La Ruche, I realized that to most people in the […]

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  • Community Art at its Finest: Co-op Le Milieu

    Posted on August 21, 2013 by in News

    I Coop Le Milieu appears like a blue oasis in the urban landscape. When you see it, you feel that you’ve reached the end of a long journey and are being welcomed home. Or, at least that’s how I felt. Walking in, I was struck by the DIY, homey vibe, but also that there were […]

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  • Our Indiegogo Campaign for a Permanent Community Art Studio

    Posted on August 16, 2013 by in News

      We have been doing free monthly pop-up art studios over the past year and we would love to have a permanent space that you could call home! See and donate to our campaign for a Community Art Space at Indiegogo   Our Story We are a group of five women (Sarah, Paddi, Jessi, Shelley […]

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  • Community Art Space Article in the Vancouver Courier

    Posted on August 16, 2013 by in News

      Thank-you Vancouver Courier and Cheryl Rossi for this article in the Vancouver Courier. You can view the original article here and reprinted below: Local Arts Group Aims to Nurture Creativity Magpie hosting free ‘upcycling’ workshop Sunday afternoon Art therapist Sarah Peacock didn’t try painting until she was in her mid-20s. “There’s a stereotype as […]

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    Indiegogo Campaign

    Posted on August 16, 2013 by in News

      The Magpies have taken an exciting step forward, and have launched our indiegogo fundraising campaign to get our studio space up and running. Take a look at it here, and please contribute and share if you can: http://igg.me/at/MagpiesNestCommunityArt/x/4360073  

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  • What is Upcycling?

    Posted on August 3, 2013 by in News

     Upcycling as applied to the art making process is taking something that is no longer wanted or needed and recreating it into something new and creative!  In 2002, William McDonough and Michael Braungart’s book ‘Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things’ brought upcycling into popular culture. At Community Art Space we love to […]

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  • Lost!

    Posted on July 12, 2013 by in News

      Here we go again! There’s something about being in a new city that takes you out of yourself. There’s also something about it that can make you get incredibly lost, all the time. I find myself constantly turning in the wrong direction, spinning around and surrounding the very thing I’m looking for. The other […]

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  • Oh la la Montreal!

    Posted on July 11, 2013 by in News

      My first blog post! You may be asking yourself, why now? Or, why? Well, good questions my fellow Magpies. I’ve fallen in love. You know I fell in love with community art a long time ago. I think our anniversary as a fully formed Magpie group is actually coming up. I am currently having […]

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