On Saturday October 12, we had our final event for The Interpreter Project called Silent Wonders. It was a community exhibition of all the artworks created by the artist and community during the course of the residency. As it occurred during the Thanksgiving long weekend, the event was a way to celebrate the participants accomplishments as well as a way to thank the community and nature for its inspiration.
The log house was transformed into a warm exhibition space with little people from Hidden Stories leading the path in. The fireplace served as a reading area for the legacy book, Passages. We had tea and treats along with inks and paints for those who fancied a longer stay. All those who came by got to take home a little sticker of Newton as a souvenir.
My favourite part of the day was when participants from the Sensory Workshops came by, bringing friends to show off their artwork. They explained their process and the themes of the project, taking ownership and being proud of what they have accomplished. Having witness that, it made this whole project worth it.
We also had a little special friend from the Nature Park who came by to visit on his day off. Thank you, Perry, for being such a good sport and bringing so much laugher to the day. It was a very sweet conclusion to the year.
But that is not the very end, after the Nature Park’s own big event, I will be back to organize and sent off the artworks back each participant. Looking forward to that!