Art in the Park - Events in the Manor
Events in the Manor
Come join us inside Willistead Manor for a FREE Tour and discover our

Events in the Manor 2016

The Friends of Willistead will be offering FREE tours of the magnificent Willistead Manor as part of your visit to Art in the Park.  As you view this architectural treasure, be sure to visit our Events in the Manor.

Literary Arts Windsor
Sat. June 4 – 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Poetry Reading – 2nd flr
Literary Arts Windsor will once again be sponsoring poetry readings for our visitors. Two of the featured poets are Ibaa Ismail, a poet from Syria who writes in Arabic and translates her work into English, and Windsor poet Peter Hrastovec.

12:30 - 1:00 violinist: Ayah Alghanem

1:00 - 1:20 poet: Peter Hrastovec

1:20 - 1:40 poet: Ibaa Ismail

1:40 - 2:00 poet: Deonte Osayande

2:00 - 2:15 discussion and/or questions

2:15 - 2:30 violinist: Ayah Alghanem

2:30 - 2:50 poet: Deonte Osayande

2:50 - 3:10 poet: Ibaa Ismail

3:10 - 3:30 poet: Peter Hrastovec

3:30 - 4:00 discussion and/or questions

Come nourish yourself through creativity and colour! Art Indeed offers holistic arts-based programs that can be practiced by anyone who wishes to explore and experience art-making, nurture and discover creativity and heal and connect mind-body-spirit. Come vist the Art InDeed display and find out more about their programmes for kids, teens and adults.

Sho Art, Spirit and Performance
Sho, based in Windsor, Ontario gathers artists dedicated to the interplay of art, spirit and performance. This multidisciplinary approach welcomes painters, poets, sculptors, musicians, actors…allowing each artist to innovate, collaborate, produce and present art across all creative borders. 
Shō by definition is a Japanese reed instrument that is built to resemble a pair of wings and is said to sound like the mythical Phoenix. This myth speaks directly to creativity, which has much to do with the deconstruction and construction of ideas, being in the creative cauldron, a description that 'fires' us all.
Come in and find out about all their innovative programmes such as monthly Figure Drawing, theatre productions and "Scattered Ecstasies" – their yearly group visual art/poetry/music collaboration.

Artists of Colour
The Artists of Colour are a local group of multidisciplinary artists who will be displaying their work, and presenting musical performances by their members. 
This year’s performances will include actor's portrayal of internationally acclaimed artist Henry Oswald Tanner born in 1839.

Arts Council Windsor & Region
The Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR) is a non-profit organization that serves all disciplines of individual artists, arts organizations and non-arts partners in promoting, developing and realizing creative activity. Our energies are focused on providing our community with valuable services like Artspeak Gallery, Art.Work workshops, Individual grant consultation, an in-office resource library, and our website which hosts resources, a community arts calendar, and profiles of our members and their work. 
Come meet ACWR Staff, volunteers, and members of our Youth Arts Collective; Vanguard, at our information table where you can find all kinds of promotional material for arts events and happenings in Windsor/Essex and learn more about how you can become involved!

Levigator Press
Sun. June 5 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Levigator Press is a Printmaking and Book Arts studio in Walkerville, established in 2015, that offers courses in screenprinting, letterpress, printmaking, bookbinding, and drawing to artists and non-artists. 
Owner and instructor Jodi Green will demonstrate some of the bookbinding techniques taught in the studio.

Sun. June 5 – 1:00 – 2:30 – 2nd flr.
Sandie Collins – artist/yoga instructor
Find freedom in the body and your creative expression through yoga moves and drawing/art making. 
Yoga helps us to let go and art is the response. We intuitively choose our colours and expressive lines that inform us of who we are individually. When we open our minds to play with yoga moves we then can transfer making art to become our canvas. 
No prior yoga or art experience required. Open to visitors 8 yrs. and up. Limited class size. Pre-registration is available through our AIP Facebook page (pls message). Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if possible (some yoga mats and rugs will be available). All other supplies will be provided.
Events in the Manor takes place both Saturday and Sunday during Art in the Park, 11am - 4pm. All events are free to our Art in the Park visitors.