Post from Thursday, May 14, 2020
Friends and Artists,
We’re going back to basics! What does self-sufficiency mean for you? The good news is, self-reliant living can take many forms and anyone can take steps toward living more sustainably. Even now, many of us are discovering the benefits of sustainable lifestyles: saving on living costs, having extreme confidence in your own resources, and taking responsibility for your own well-being, to name a few.
With all this time on our hands, people are building up the confidence to tackle that one project they’ve always been itching to try. You can learn — or improve upon — how to cook your own meals and bake homemade bread. You can plant a raised bed or container garden, try your hand at composting, and start canning in-season fruits and vegetables. You can be your own barber (check out this guide on how to cut your own hair during quarantine), make your own repairs, and embrace DIY crafty homemade gifts. The possibilities are endless!
Many folks are choosing to view this season as a learning opportunity. The more we take the time to do things ourselves, we not only gain knowledge, but it also helps us become more independent in the long run. Have a few tips on how you’ve been living sustainably? We’d love to hear your story!
In the coming weeks, we will continue to be a source of hope, inspiration, and moral support. For more information about our mission, visit our website, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep it creative!
The SWCA Team
And now for this week’s top picks…
ARTS | Virtual Tour at the Cave
Experience online exhibitions through Art at the Cave’s virtual online gallery. These virtual exhibitions are updated every month, and most art is currently available for purchase!
MUSIC | Performances on Demand
Reaching new audiences around the world, Wigmore Hall’s past live streamed events are now available for streaming.
THEATRE | Streaming Productions
The All Arts broadcast channel and streaming app have several free shows and films to choose from, including original productions and archival content.
DANCE | Goals: Raising the Barre
Last week Columbia Dance launched its first ever virtual fundraiser, and they have nearly reached their goal! You can help them cross the finish line by sending a donation or spreading the word today.
LITERARY ARTS | Poetry Open Mic Tonight
Ghost Town Poetry invites you to a Zoom edition of Open Mic featuring Linda Strever, winner of the Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize. Tune in tonight at 7 pm to experience live poetry from home.
CULINARY ARTS | Cooking Courses Online
From Food Design to Restaurant Kitchen Basics, you can explore Udemy’s 30 free cooking courses and tutorials available online today.
YOUTH & FAMILY | Art Activities for Kids
Kinderart’s large database of activities offers resources, guides, and challenges for teaching art to kids in pre-k through middle school.
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