The County has officially proclaimed twenty-twenty as the year to gather. To gather a basket full of local produce, meats, and spirits from a local farm store or market. To gather your friends and family around a big table (or kitchen island), to celebrate each other and the local bounty before you. To gather around a restaurant table and appreciate the love the chefs bring to your plate. It’s the year of you, and your connection to this place through the food you eat and the people you spend time with.
Join us on October 5 at 1pm for an Artist Panel Discussion surrounding our latest exhibition 'Patrick DeCoste: 13 Moons and a Canoe'. This Panel Discussion features Bonnie Devine in conversation with artist Patrick DeCoste.
This event is free, all are welcome.
Patrick DeCoste is an award-winning Toronto-based visual artist who studied fine arts at Mount Allison University and OCAD University, where he received the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies in 2014. He has exhibited extensively across Canada and the U.S., has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council, and was awarded a prestigious Chalmers Arts Fellowship in 2011.
Bonnie Devine is an installation artist, curator, writer, and educator, and a member of the Serpent River First Nation of Northern Ontario (Anishinaabe/Ojibwa). She is an Associate Professor and the Founding Chair of OCAD University’s Indigenous Visual Culture Program. As an independent curator, she has worked with emerging and established Indigenous artists since 1997, and she curated and organized “The Drawings and Paintings of Daphne Odjig: A Retrospective Exhibition,” which was the first solo exhibition by a female Indigenous artist at the National Gallery of Canada. Devine’s work has been recognized with numerous scholarships and awards, including an Eiteljorg Fellowship for Contemporary Native Art in 2011.