Responding to the Call: Art as Truth and Reconciliation
Friday, June 16, 12:15 to 1 pm
Rotary Education Centre at the MacLaren
Exhibiting artists Xavier Fernandes and Nancy King will talk about the process of creating artwork for Call to Action #83, a group show that brings together works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, followed by a tour of the exhibition on view at the MacLaren.
Xavier Fernandes graduated from Sheridan College in Interpretive Illustration in 1999. He has worked in watercolours, oil, acrylic, gauche, charcoal, graphite, stone and metal sculpture and printmaking, and has exhibited in numerous galleries in Ontario. Nancy King is a First Nations (Potawatomi and Chippewa) artist from Rama First Nation. She has completed her BFA at OCAD University. Through the use of contemporary painting techniques, woodlands style imagery, photography, digital manipulation and traditional Indigenous craft materials, she addresses the complexity of identity.
Call ahead at (705) 720-1044 ext. 250 to pre-order your lunch at the Gallery Café. Please note: For groups, please notify the Gallery one week in advance as seating is limited in the Education Centre. With larger groups, all attendees may be hosted in an alternate gallery space, where food or drink is not permitted.