January 6, 2017

1. MediaNet’s Activate! program looking for 2 new project creators

MediaNet is looking for 2 new participants for our Activate! Creative Program. As an Activate project creator you may receive individual tutoring and production planning assistance.  You will access MediaNet, production and post-production gear by mutual agreement with the tech director. You will receive ongoing support and consultations until you have achieved your creative goal.

To apply, send a one page project outline to kirk@medianetvictoria.org    Activate your creativity.

2. . Cinema Salon presents The Naked City
7pm Thursday Jan 26 at the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria downtown gallery, on the Fort St. side of the Bay Centre.
Free to attend!

Cinema Salon starts the year with a screening of the Film Noir classic, The Naked City, followed by a discussion with Peter Sandmark.  About the film: After a former model is drowned in her bathtub, Detective James Halloran (Don Taylor) and Lieutenant Dan Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) attempt to piece together her murder.
“There are eight million stories in the Naked City, and this has been one of them…”

3. Members’ News

A Collection of Photographs and Relics by People Who Perform

OPEN ACTION performances and exhibition at The fifty fifty arts collective, 2516 Douglas St.

Event Opening: Friday January 6th, 8pm.
The exhibition runs until Sunday, January 22nd with performances occurring on January 6th during the opening, and on Saturday, January 21st at 3pm. 

OPEN ACTION is a collective of performance artists based in Victoria, dedicated to site-specific actions performed in public spaces. The group is currently composed of MediaNet members Judith Price and Grace Salez, as well as John G. Boehme, Brenda Petays and Doug Jarvis.

4. Call for artists: Remembering Our Canada: What It Means to You 

MediaNet member Trudy Pauluth-Penner is leading a project called Remembering Our Canada, an inter-generational event in celebration of Canada’s 150 anniversary. From Sept – Dec 2016, older adults of Oak Bay Lodge and youth from Oak Bay High and the University of Victoria met to share stories and memories of ‘What Canada Means’ to them. They are looking for performers and artists to help bring these visions to life at their exhibition and events in March 2017.

For more information or to participate, please contact Trudy at trudypauluth.penner@gmail.com or at 250-385-7260

5. Around Town: One Way or Another, exhibition of work by Meghan Dickie

at Open Space Arts Centre, 510 Fort St. Jan 13 – Feb 20

Opening 7:30pm Friday January 13

One Way or Another highlights the failure involved in the quest for excellence. The project originated with a trilogy of videos that use classic video games as a platform to investigate human struggle. Together, the sculptures and videos create an immersive environment of humorous persistence