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.
Like your favourite book club but a little edgier, the Rural Reading Riot gathers members of the community to read suggested texts by The Durham
Art Gallery’s exhibiting artists and curators. The recommended readings give readers and viewers a glimpse at the behind-the-scenes thinking around art and exhibition making.
We will be reading an interview entitled “Has environmentalism failed?” with David Suzuki and Graeme Wynn, from the book “It’s All Happening So Fast: A Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment” edited by Lev Bratishenko and Mirko Zardini