SPRING is finally here ! During these trying times, artists and talented minds all over the world are trying to keep the creative juices flowing and let freedom of expression & arts inspire, enlighten and hopefully brighten our daily existence .
Gen’s Delights is happy to showcase a couple of online happenings and competitions that will certainly tap into your imagination and spread joy:
Little Thoughts for You – Creative Project
Builders and Elders of Quebec, we are thinking of you!
Humanity lies in little gestures of kindness and attention. Let’s thank our elders for everything they’ve done for society and offer them messages of love, hope and comfort during this difficult time.
The mission of Little Thought For You is to share letters, drawings, photos, videos and other creative means to those who are currently 100% confined due to the pandemic 💌.
🔴 Send your correspondence (letter, photo, drawing or others) to the following email address: email@example.com
Uploads will be sent directly to various participating health care facilities and #CHSLD long care homes that will read and distribute the messages to their patients.
You will be able to see the positive impact of your contributions on the @PetitePenseePourToi , Facebook and Instagram page.
Flight of the Hummingbird – A Parable for the Environment,
The Flight of the Hummingbird, is an extraordinary opera for young audience composed by Maxime Goulet, on a libretto by Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Barry Gilson.
The 45-minute chamber opera is a call to action positioned in the context of climate change. In it, the animals of the forest are inspired to come together by Dukdukdiya, the Hummingbird, to save their beautiful home from a raging fire.
The performance will be broadcasted online by the Pacific Opera Victoria and the Vancouver Opera, starting tomorrow, May 19, 2020, at 10 A.M. PT, 1 P.M. ET.
Based on the book the Flight of the Hummingbird – A Parable for the Environment, written and illustrated by Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, this opera was halfway on tour when the covid-19 pandemic hit, however both the composer and producers (Pacific Opera Victoria and Vancouver Opera) didn’t want to deprive children from enjoying the piece!
The Flight of the Hummingbird will be shared on hummingbird.vancouveropera.ca and will stay available online all summer long!
Composer: Maxime Goulet
During lockdown, Goulet has also developed a personal project named Micro Météo. This series of 30-second long poems written and composed by Maxime Goulet are sung by Jean-Michel Richer, and accompanied by pianist Christian Girard. The poems are beautifully illustrated by artist Emilie Goulet, making the series a piece that will last long beyond the lockdown.
View them here at maximegoulet.com/micro-meteo/
Dreamers Creative Writing Haiku contest !
Calling all writers and poets : Submit here up to 3 haiku by May 31st for your chance to win cash and publication in print and online !
What is a Haiku?
A haiku is a short Japanese poem consisting of 17 total syllables in three lines. Line one is 5 syllables, line two is 7 syllables, and line three is 5 syllables. This standard structure is not always maintained (and is not a requirement for this haiku contest).
The winner of the contest will receive $120 CAD ($100 prize + $20 honorarium), 2 copies of the Dreamers Magazine, and 2 special Dreamers keychains on which the winning poem will be printed.
Join #TheWiggleChallenge contest !
Never Apart and the Wiggle Festival are producing an online contest running from May 15th – June 30th asking the public to create inspiring wigs or headpieces using household and recycled items.
To enter the contest, follow @neverapartmtl and @thewigglefestival on Instagram and then post a photo of your creation with the hashtag #thewigglechallenge
Winners will be selected on June 30th ( launch of Pride ) by celebrity judges:
Canadian Supermodel Eve Salvail
American Drag legend Peaches Christ
Parisian Transdisciplinary Artist Mehryl Levisse
Good luck to all participants !