Community Art Project
The annual Community Art Project is back this summer at the Niagara Falls History Museum, led by local artist Rachelle Wunderink. Niagara Falls residents are invited to participate in free community art workshops at the Museum in July, August and September. The project, titled 'It Takes a Village', will be an amorphous city made up of individually collaged houses that will be installed throughout the Niagara Falls History Museum entrance for the Niagara Falls Night of Art on September 21.
The project is inspired by individuals struggling in the isolation of their homes throughout the pandemic. This art installation reflects the resilience of Niagara Falls Residents, representing the strength in our community. Community participants are invited to come and collage their own house selecting images that serve as a home comfort, or a memory. Take advantage of this awesome opportunity to connect with others and collaborate on an art installation!
Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
FREE ALL-AGES WORKSHOPS AT THE MUSEUM
Thursday, July 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, July 20 from 6-8 p.m. (featuring live music from Kayd + Jason Golden)
Thursday, August 3 from 6-8 p.m. (featuring live music from Nathaniel Gold & Aaron Berger)
Thursday, August 17 from 6-8 p.m. (featuring live music from Jeff Hardy)
Thursday, August 31 from 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, September 14 from 6-8 p.m.
ABOUT RACHELLE WUNDERINK
Rachelle Wunderink is an interdisciplinary artist originally from Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, and is currently based in Niagara Falls. She recently finished her Masters of Fine Arts at York University, where she was awarded Canada’s SSHRC Graduate Scholarship for her thesis exhibition “That Thing: Confronting Difficult Trauma”. Over the past 10 years, she has co-founded two separate artist collectives working mostly abroad in Taipei, Taiwan, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has two upcoming solo exhibitions at Duluth Art Institute (2023) and Eastern Edge Artist-Run Centre (2025) and was featured in the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art’s Jump-Off exhibition, Free Art Taipei through the Songshan Cultural Art Park and Young Art’s Taipei with Archetype Gallery among other exhibitions.
Live music nights presented by Canadian Music Incubator