Tonik Wojtyra: Paragraph of Possibility: Roundtables and Screenings

Access Gallery is pleased to present a series of roundtable discussions and a film club in conjunction with Tonik Wojtyra’s Paragraph of Possibility (November 5 – December 17, 2011).

The roundtables are focussed on our dreams, possibilities for our “community” and are collegial conversations open to all. With each roundtable, emerging artist Malika Montague will offer her Soup Kitchen project. Montague is preparing fresh vegetarian soup and snacks from scratch in the gallery and serving it free. Donations of food are greatly appreciated.

Past Roundtables:
November 7th: Discussion of Paragraph of Possibility with participants from Urban Native Youth Association and Russell Baker from Bombast Furniture.

November 19th: The Future of Education with Kitty Scott, Director of Visual Arts at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta.

November 26th, 5pm:
What is a community? What isn’t? Why? Why not? How do we build it? What are the best tools? What’s most important?
With invited guests:
Charles Haynes / Landlord, Ross House
Sharon Belli / Assistant Director, Carnegie Centre
Andrew Pask / Community Planner, City of Vancouver

Friday, December 9th at 7pm:
Art’s role in the gentrification of the DTES/Chinatown. What is gentrification? What positive roles can artists and galleries play in the DTES/Chinatown community?
With invited guests:
Ivan Drury / Carnegie Community Action Project, Board Member of the DTES Neighbourhood Council
Cecily Nicholson / Writer
Russell Baker / Bombast Owner/Designer

Wojtyra is also organizing Amerikino – a series of screenings examining the bankrupt American Dream through America’s own silver screen.

Past Screenings:
November 13th: The Godfather pt.2
November 20th: Storszek
November 27th: Dead Man

Next Screening: December 5th: 7pm
Art of the Steal (2009)
Directed by Don Argott
A documentary following the struggle for control of art collector Albert C. Barnes’ 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art.

Watch the trailer here.

Popcorn and soda will be served!

Stay tuned for upcoming roundtables and screenings.

Access Gallery gratefully acknowledges support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, our members and volunteers. Access is a member of the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres.