They Choose You

10476566_10152404533236681_7494571475061711504_oThey Choose You is a collaborative art mixer and ephemeral art installation for adoptable cats and people taking place at Artscape Youngplace, Flex Studio #107.

Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23, 2014
10:00 am – 5:00 pm (both days)

They Choose You will feature rescue cats from Toronto Cat Rescue, all available for adoption. It is art as activism, sincere and absurd at the same time, with a motive somewhere between a cat lady’s dream and a creative way to build community. The lives of the cats are intertwined with the humans who inhabit the same city, allowing for an experiential connection in a shared space, beyond the walls of the animal shelter. Visiting with the cats is free! If you fall in love with one (or two!) and would like to adopt, the adoption fee is only $50, so if you have been thinking about adopting, MEOW is the time!

What can we learn from co-existing with other species? How can a life lived with animal companions alter our perspective and interactions in contemporary life? This event considers these questions and seeks to create an open space where visitors may interact with cats and kittens through play and touch. Such encounters carry the potential for deep connections between non-human ‘others’ and us, existing together in the present moment.

Cat Crafternoon with Emily Gove: Sunday, November 23, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spend the afternoon crafting with human and feline friends! Join us to craft your own leather cat pouch, fabric kitty brooch and crinkle blob cat toy while in the company of adoptable kitties. All supplies and snacks provided. Activities are suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

$25/person to register for the Cat Crafternoon. You can register via email with Emily: emily.gove@gmail.com. She will follow up with all the details!

Here’s a link to the Indiegogo campaign in support of this project. Check it out and share: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cats-they-choose-you