An interview on CBC about connecting communities through art!

Hi everyone! So it's been a while... here's some of what's been going behind the scenes- my students' first art show (wehoooo!!!) , my own art show at Baked, painting LIVE MUSIC as it's played at Arts in the Park in Whitehorse, and more! 

You can listen to it all at my interview with Dave White for CBC Whitehorse at this link: https://soundcloud.com/cbcyukon/connecting-communities-with-art

I'm SO excited to share all of this with you! Now that summer is over, I'll return to send the newsletters and share art tips for you to do colorful art at home, and updates about my art projects, which I hope will inspire you too! Feel free to go to contacts on this webpage and add yourself to my newsletter mailing list or shoot me a message at maya.bip@gmail.com. 

Now, if you know me, you know my art is inspired by love and nature, and the effect art has to empower us and our communities through colours. It can translate clearly and visualize our stories and aspirations. My current exhibition at Baked includes two projects I am proud I had the opportunity to be a part of: the consent campaign (previous blog post), and Elles Se Racontent, at which I had the pleasure to paint and visualize talented female musicians' works at the Yukon Art Center stage a couple of years ago. What a great opportunity to share it with you over coffee at Baked Cafe! (they do have amazing espresso...). Feel free to come and visit!  

I am planning many more community projects you'll hear about soon, because what better way to make our community better then with art?! 

Today's art tip: make your own landscape! For the full step by step, do it yourself landscape, visit my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/mayaart2/

Until next time! 

Xoxo

Maya

Making our community better through colors

I am prod to take part at the Consent Campaign paint party, to raise awareness to consent and make a positive impact in our community through colors!

I had a great time meeting some amazing, fun and talented people came to Art by Maya's special consent paint party and painted colorful magenta (not magneta!) and deep green landscapes, and at the end we added our version of consent and how it looks like. Two birds flying side by side, two trees growing together yet individually, and more inspiring ideas! Why not vidual how we feel in colors? Art is a great way to communicate ideas. 

Who said consent is a word to avoid? heavy? unspeakable? Well we proved it can be colorful, and ok to bring awareness to in a positive way.  If we all spoke about consent daily, even ask a friend "Hi! you seem upset, do you want a hug or just to be left alone?" instead if assuming we can intrude everyone's space- it will make such a difference!  Consent will be a normal thing to talk about, and therefore not avoided in bigger topic as well, where it's much needed. 

So THANK YOU for bringing awareness to consent with me through colors. I am planning many more community projects you'll hear about, because what better way to make our community better then with art?! 

Until next time! 

Xoxo
Maya