Artist Salon with J Peachy

  • Artist Salon
  • RAG@Home
  • April 27, 2022

    Artist Salon on Community Engaged Art Practice with J Peachy

    Multi-disciplinary outsider artist J Peachy will present about his community engaged art practice. J Peachy is the lead artist at Cook Elementary School Whimsical Garden project as well as a number of newly emerging creative projects in development locally. He will share his knowledge, experience and thoughts on a non-traditional art practice and how community collaborations contribute to a sustainable and diverse creative journey.

    Session is free, but registration is required.

    About the Presenter:

    J Peachy is one of Canada’s foremost arts-based advocates for mental health.   Having been exposed to the fast paced and a socially toxic corporate environments, drove Peachy into madness and into a dangerously serious illness of the mind.  J Peachy saw his creativity, art and reconnection with nature as a critical means for survival in dealing with his challenges with Bi-Polar Disorder and the resulting social and economic collateral damage. Peachy identifies as contemporary outsider artist, who is not formally trained through art institutions and creates outside the boundaries of official and mainstream culture.

    He is currently working on a few public art projects in Richmond as the lead artist with the Cook Elementary Whimsical Garden, and with the Richmond Senior Secondary Outdoor learning Environment.  He is also working with the Garden City Conservation Society in establishing an art residency called the Garden City Birdhouse.

    Session Format:

    • This event is a free live-streamed webinar on the Zoom platform, and will also be recorded for later viewing on the RAG YouTube channel.
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    • Participants are invited to ask questions during the presentation via the chat feature within Zoom.
    • Live auto-generated English captions included during the live-stream.

    Program is supported by the City of Richmond Arts and Culture grant.

    The Artist Salon is an opportunity for emerging and established visual artists to learn from arts professionals and discuss opportunities in the arts community. Each month presents a different guest presenter for inspirational talks and professional development advice for visual artists.

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