Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
AWE at Night: January 2023
DATE: Thursday, January 19, 2022
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION: 2nd and 3rd floor, AWE
Looking for something to do as the sun goes down?
On January 19, AWE will be open late from 5-9 pm for AWE at Night featuring art activities, community conversations, food and beverage as well as lively entertainment. Come on out for the beautiful views – both inside and out!
Studio Activity ⎮ 5pm – 9pm, 2nd floor
Join bilingual artist Nathalie Roy in the 2nd floor Education Studio for a hands-on art-making workshop. Create an accordion journal using collage and image transfer techniques. Explore what language means to you!
Bilingual Guided Tour of Manuel Mathieu: World Discovered Under Other Skies ⎮ 6pm – 6:15pm, 2nd floor
Join us for a bilingual guided tour of the exhibition Manuel Mathieu: World Discovered Under Other Skies. Manuel Mathieu is known for vibrant, colourful paintings that seamlessly merge abstraction with figuration. His work reflects on our intertwined lives, in which the boundaries between the past and present or the personal and political are often blurred. Sharing recollections that depict everyday scenes, Mathieu also blends into his canvases an interrogation of the complex history of his familial homeland, Haiti.
Guided Tour of The Group of Seven: Not Formed in a Day ⎮ 6:15pm – 6:30pm, 3rd floor
Join AWE Executive Director Jennifer Matotek for a guided tour of The Group of Seven: Not Formed in a Day. Prints by Group of Seven members in AWE’s permanent collection are hung together with paintings and drawings loaned by a private collector. These works highlight the ways that the Group of Seven built their legacy. This show invites us to reflect on how art can shape our view of the places we live.
Community Conversation ⎮ 6:30pm – 7pm, 3rd floor
This conversation will be in French. Originally from Haiti, the works of bilingual artist Manuel Mathieu reflect our intertwined lives where the boundaries between past and present are often blurred. In his paintings, Mathieu tackles complex subjects that try to answer the important questions of the world around us. Who are we? Where do we come from? What unites us? Inspired by Manuel Mathieu, our guests will discuss the common ties and struggles that unite us despite national borders. The Francophone diaspora in the Windsor-Essex region is large and diverse. We gather under a common language that brings with it the memories of a problematic history.
Music, food, and drink ⎮ 7pm – 9pm, 3rd floor
Let’s celebrate! Head up to the third floor to join us for music, food and drinks provided by Windsor Eats and CJAM 99.1 FM.
Admission to attend AWE at Night is $10. Members always have free admission.
Photography and videography will be present throughout the event. By entering this event site you agree to be filmed or photographed which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes.