On August 18th and 19th, the English Language Arts Network (ELAN), along with the Rural Arts Project and the MRC of the Haut-Saint-Laurent hosted a variety of cultural workshops and artistic events for the Arts Alive! Quebec’s moveable feast in Huntingdon.
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This year, as in previous years, Arts Alive! Quebec in Huntingdon was held at the Grove Hall. Live bands Durham County Poets, Jabbour, Fred Pennington and John Jacob Majestry provided musical entertainment for young and old.
Young children and their parents were invited to a teddy bear picnic on Saturday. The lunch was provided free of charge for the little ones. Lunch was preceded by a theatre show aimed at the 5 years old and under crowd, and followed with a music show they thoroughly enjoyed.
A variety of workshops were offered to those who attended. Kids and grown-ups could learn how to build a ukulele, do some yoga by the river, learn how to draw pop art style, learn how to felt, do some creative writing and even draw nature as they see it.
Anenhaienton Wakenesiio, a story teller from Akwasasne, was there to introduce people to the culture and history of the Mohawk people with his Tales of the Haudenosaunee. He presented a mix of stories, songs and dance, much to the delight of the spectators.
It is always amazing to see the number of talented artists and craftspeople who live in the area. It is a definite sign of the vitality of the community.