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CreativeMornings Ottawa w/ Stephanie Nadeau & Debbie Ratcliffe

2019-12-20 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Join us on December 20 as we explore this month’s theme: Silence.

This month, we have two engaging speakers from BEING Studio, a not-for-profit art space in the Bronson Centre that supports a community of artists with developmental disabilities, to speak on the theme of Silence.

What happens when you promote inclusive, unfiltered creative expression and nurture new ideas?

That’s exactly what BEING Studio is promoting and what we will explore in this month’s talk.

Speaking on the theme is Stephanie Nadeau, the Executive Director of BEING Studio and Debbie Ratcliffe, an artist at BEING.

About the theme:

As the end of the year draws near, life can get humorously hectic. We rush to finish up projects, try to squeeze in appointments with loved ones, and can easily lose track of ourselves in the process.

Is this inevitable? Or can we find ways to ground ourselves amid all the chaos? In this busy season, create moments of stillness where you can.

When silence is intentional, it is valuable and restorative. It brings us back to our senses and is essential to our holistic well-being. Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton defines quiet as a ‘presence’ and ‘think tank of the soul.’ Silence is a powerful tool that allows us to take a step back from the atmosphere around us and realign with our intentions, our hopes, and ourselves.

This December, set aside time to tune out the noise. You can go for a walk outdoors, find a cozy corner, or simply close your eyes. The magic of silence is that we can access it wherever we are.

Our Montevideo chapter chose this month’s exploration of Silence and Dani Scharf illustrated the theme.


8:30 am - 10:00 am


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