Art for Lunch: Calling Home


Date: Wednesday, October 11
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Cost: FREE, Registration required

This story begins in 1986, CFB Borden, Ontario. James Cameron’s movie Aliens is out, Leonard Cohen’s First We Take Manhattan hits the radio stations, and Canada competes in the FIFA World Cup for the first time. And my brother David has skipped out on bail, missing his court date. He calls home to tell my mother. This digital art piece is the story telling of my family’s helplessness in experiencing years of my brother’s homelessness, and the issues that led him to his misadventures on the streets of Canada and the US.

In conjunction with Culture Days and House for Sale exhibition, join regional artist and illustrator Linda Laforge as she creates a digital animated drawing accompanied by an original narrative exploring the varied definition of home and community specific to lived experience and regional characters. All are welcome.

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Linda Laforge

Linda Laforge paints and writes climate fiction. Her work has been published in anthologies with Guernica Editions and won the 2022 Elmvale Sci-Fi Fest writing contest for The Giant that Would Transform the World. The novella Ashes was published in 2013. Linda was a member of the Barrie Arts Committee and is a founding member and organizer for Word Up, a local all genres reading series since 2014. Her paintings have been shown at the Barrie Art Club, the MacLaren Art Centre and are currently in the Unity in Diversity: Multicultural Art Show in the Silo Gallery at The Museum of Dufferin.