New Local Festival Connects Arts, Culture And Technology

Thursday September 18th, 2014

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A new festival connecting communities through waves of art, culture and technology is planned for the end of the month.

Windsor’s Artists, Visions, Energies and Sculptures (w.a.v.e.s.) will take place in the Windsor Sculpture Park during Culture Days, September 26th and 27th and will showcase local and visiting artists who will present their innovative wave-length creations from 4pm to 11pm each day.

Projects were selected through an open call to local, emerging and national acts inviting individuals and organizations to be inspired by the theme of “waves” in sound, light, movement or otherwise. The application asked for “the unexpected” and over 20 projects have been selected to animate the park throughout the day and illuminate the night, including solar and kinetic-powered installations.

A special extension of Harvesting the FAM will provide stage entertainment to festival goers throughout the day. Harvesting The FAM is Windsor’s largest independent inter-arts festival, designed for the promotion and development of film, fashion, artistic and musical talents. Each night at 10 p.m., special performances will capture the audience in mesmerizing audiovisual performances from Kero & Annie Hall on Friday and The Noise Border Ensemble on Saturday.

Community workshops hosted by Hackforge Windsor will provide participants with the tools and training to build their own bike light display for a chance to light up the trail of the Battagello RiverWalk. Walk the path to hear the beats from the Motor City Junk-Kit, a drum-kit made from recycled car parts. Interact with Walkerville Art Studio’s Invisible Poets as they free-style spoken word, and create Words on Water with the Windsor Youth Centre as they bring a larger-than-life set of poetry tiles to play with. Bring your smart phones to explore the cockpit of the Windsor Lancaster FM212 Bomber with Ellis Digital, or explore the world around you with smart phone microscopes and the University of Windsor’s Let’s Talk Science. Bring an appetite for the Windsor Eats Truckin’ Food Rally in Assumption park. After the sunsets, prepare to see the sculpture park light up like never before.

For information on the day’s events, photo scavenger hunt and contests, visit the City of Windsor’s w.a.v.e.s. festival page.

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