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Where There Is Smoke

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Join us for a one-day presentation of Where There Is Smoke, a community arts project by Red Dress Productions.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre. Free admission; refreshments will be served.

Where There Is Smoke is an interactive, audio installation featuring women firefighters’ stories of standout and workaday moments from the community and the fire hall; a multi-dimensional portrait of career and volunteer firefighters with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives on camaraderie, fire science, training, and being one (or a few) amongst many.

In a series of arts-based workshops and interviews in Toronto, Hamilton, and throughout Southern Ontario, 30+ women firefighters, with 1 to 25 years of experience, engaged with artists from Red Dress Productions to craft the stories that are the root of this exhibition.

Red Dress Productions led this arts engagement project, a partnership with Fire Service Women Ontario. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association, the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, and the Ontario Arts Council.

Red Dress Productions is a professional arts organization that works with/in communities to create interdisciplinary art, performance, and visual public artworks. Red Dress Productions artists are Anna Camilleri, Tristan R. Whiston, Wy Joung Kou, and Aidan Morishita-Miki.

For more info, contact Red Dress Productions at reddressproductions@gmail.com or Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or tara@wahc-museum.ca

 

 

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