Family Day at the MacLaren

Family Day at the MacLaren!
The MacLaren Art Centre
MondayFebruary 16, 2016
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Celebrate with your family! Take a tour of our current exhibitions and curl up near the fire with lunch from the Radio Cafe. 

Family Day Workshop

1:30 to 3:00 pm
The Rotary Education Centre at the MacLaren
$5 per child/ free for Friends of the MacLaren (family category). Materials included.

Join Meghan Thorpe from 1:30 to 3:00 pm as she guides you to create a mixed media family portrait using a variety of media. Please sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop, as space is limited. Exhibition tours are available upon request at the Greeter`s Desk before and after the workshop.

Wampum: Reading the Talk with Brian Charles
2:30 to 4:00 pm
Carnegie Room
Admission Free

Brian Charles has been working collaboratively with a small group of knowledge keepers to redevelop an archive and physical repository of wampum belts related to Ojibway history. Using replica wampum belts in this special presentation, he will illuminate a path that not only interconnects the nations and histories of First Peoples in the Eastern Woodland, but also of settler societies in Canada. This event is presented in conjunction with Reading the Talk for Family Day.

Brian Charles is an off-reserve Band member of the Chippewas of Georgian Island and has lived in the Barrie region for over forty years.  He has worked as an Aboriginal Liaison at both the provincial and federal levels for over twenty years.  He currently resides along the western shoreline of Lake Simcoe on the outskirts of the village of Hawkestone.

For information call 705-721-9696 or email Natalie Fisher, Education Assistant, at