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women and electricity
Susan, Hespeler | May 1, 2017
The Women's Prize for Fiction was established in the early nineties by a group who believed female authors were often overlooked for major literary... Read More»
I am Waterloo Region - Rehana
Sandra, Queen's Square | May 1, 2017
If you've been on social media recently, you may have seen the launch of #IamWaterlooRegion from the Immigration Partnership Belong Steering Group. #... Read More»
Photo Credit: Linda Pieper, St Benedict Catholic Secondary School, 2017.
Caitlyn, Clemens Mill | May 1, 2017
Come out and play! In celebration of the new community park outside of the Clemens Mill location, we are launching a special new ‘Active Living’... Read More»
conductor's hands
Phil, Queen's Square | May 1, 2017
If you’re a fan of classical music, have you taken a deeper look at Freegal? Every year end, there are many lists of the best classical music from... Read More»
Galleries and Game Changers, 2017. Photo Credit: Aidan Ware.
Aidan Ware, Gallery Director | April 28, 2017
The Canadian Museums Association’s recent conference Game Changer made me think about the role of art galleries and museums in Canada, as our... Read More»
Cambridge Third Age Learning: Building Community
Programs + Events | April 27, 2017
We’ve said goodbye to April showers and hello to May flowers! A new month brings a whole new crop of programs and events at Idea Exchange. Read on... Read More»
Art as Experience by John Dewey
Brittany Sostar, Gallery Attendant | April 24, 2017
I’ve recently been reading Art as Experience, written by John Dewey. This book delves into art philosophy, theory, and how we come to understanding... Read More»
Mya Kidson | April 24, 2017
Holly Painter Interviewed I recently had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Kitchener poet Holly Painter. Holly is a motivational speaker,... Read More»
Mya Kidson | April 24, 2017
Intruder As I walk in my door from a long day of school, I toss my bag onto the couch and run upstairs to get something from my room. Just before... Read More»
Mya Kidson | April 20, 2017
In honour of National Poetry Month, hear Mya read her poem aloud: Loading the player...   Gossip The first person speaks with a vibrant tone as... Read More»