Art for Lunch: Responding to the Call: Art as Truth and Reconciliation with Xavier Fernandes and Clayton Samuel King

Xavier Fernandes and Clayton Samuel King
Fees: 
Admission free

Responding to the Call: Art as Truth and Reconciliation with Xavier Fernandes and Clayton Samuel King
Friday, June 16, 12:15 to 1 pm
Rotary Education Centre at the MacLaren
Admission free

Exhibiting artists Xavier Fernandes and Clayton Samuel 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, gouache, charcoal, graphite, stone and metal sculpture and printmaking, and has exhibited in numerous galleries in Ontario. Clayton Samuel King is of Potawatomi decent and is a member of Beausoleil First Nation. He graduated from Fanshawe College with a Fine Art Advanced Diploma in 2010. King has painted predominantly with acrylics, but works in other media including photography, sculpture, graphite, traditional First Nation's crafts, and he also performs as a Northern Traditional Pow Wow Dancer. The common themes in his work relate to his Indigenous cultural background, highly influenced by the Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated, three generations of Woodland School artists and the sublime of nature. 

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.