Artist Leo Mol honoured at The Winnipeg Convention Centre

  • Author:

    Beatrice Watson
  • Date:

    November 21, 2003
  • Location:

    Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB

About the event

The Creative Foundation Inc of Winnipeg held its Interactive Creative Seminar at which 250 participants attended including approximately 200 high school students and the remainder made up of members of the Manitoba Society of Artists, School teachers and members of the community that are interested in the arts and young people.

The event took place on the 21st of November 2003 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre in the heart of downtown Winnipeg.

Event Highlights

Bola Olorundare, a dancer, storyteller, and drummer, conducted a workshop that taught participants the rudiments of African dance and music. Students got the opportunity to practice and interact with the Ariya Dancers.

Dr. Kay Stone, a retired English professor and storyteller, shared one of her stories with students and answered questions about the process of writing stories and the traditions behind storytelling. This ancient craft which was once used as a practical tool to transmit the culture of a people from one generation to the next, is today an art form that can be studied and crafted to perfection.

Dr. Karim Dharamsi got the students’ brains charged up with interactive Socratic questions and answer periods. The students enjoyed the interaction and came up with some ingenious solutions to problems posed by Dr. Karim Dharamsi, Philosophy Professor at the University of Winnipeg.

Yisa Akinbolaji, an accomplished artist, spoke about his works and used the installation artwork at the conference as an example.