FEMeeting Tour: Creative Ecologies at JEM Farms

When: June 27, 2024
Departure from Armouries Main Lobby School of Creative Arts to JEM Farms: Bus pick up 4:30pm sharp!
Departure from JEM Farms to School of Creative Arts: Return pick up 8:00 pm sharp
Limit: 19 participants

Join JEM Farms and artist Garvin Chinnia for a Creative Ecologies Workshop on Thursday, June 27th, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Creative Ecologies Masterclass, sponsored by SMArt Communications and INCUBATOR Art Lab at the University of Windsor invites students and FEMeeting delegates to experience how creative practices can build new relationships with local ecosystems and ecological interactions. In partnership with JEM Farms, participants will tour the greenhouses, participate in an agricultural scavenger hunt, and explore various drawing activities. Healthy snacks will be provided, and all materials will be available onsite.

Participants are to gather in the Main Lobby of the School of Creative Arts Armouries Building at 4:15 pm, and the bus will depart at 4:25 pm. 

This workshop is open to FEMeeting participants only. Please register for only one workshop or tour for Thursday, June 27.



Meet the Instructor


Garvin Chinnia, erstwhile painter and embryonic bioartist, mixed-race Ukrainian and Trinidadian, hailing from Sherwood Park, Alberta, Treaty 6 territory. He holds both a BA in History/Classics from the University of Alberta, and a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. While the foundation of his practice is based in more traditional media such as painting and drawing, he has moved towards further incorporation of his favourite subjects (biological organisms and themes relevant to them) as actual parts of his works/potential collaborators. He is interested in finding practical ways that an artist may contribute in our current precarious existential climate. He hopes that his studies as an MFA student at University of Windsor will lead him to these important discoveries.