Art Windsor-Essex respectfully 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 - June 2023
DATE: Thursday, June 22nd, 2023
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION: 401 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor, ON
Looking for something to do as the sun goes down?
On June 22nd, AWE is extending its hours until 9 pm for AWE at Night! Join us for an evening of art activities, community conversations, guided tours, delicious food and drinks, and lively entertainment. Don’t miss out on the stunning views both inside and out!
Art Activity⎮ 5pm – 9pm, 2nd floor, Education Studio
Join artist Ostoro Petahtegoose in the studio for a hands-on art activity, inspired by the exhibition, Water Protectors. We will use Beam Paints and water samples from our water library to create a large, collaborative waterscape mural.
Guided Tour of Water Protectors with Julie Rae Tucker⎮ 6pm – 6:30pm, 3rd floor, Cohen Gallery
This exhibition brings together artists whose works explore the importance of water from Indigenous perspectives. Through their works, the artists explore how water is a sacred, living entity in need of care and protection. They communicate individual and collective relationships to water, highlighting how water flows deep into Indigenous memory, knowledge, and identity. This exhibition pays special tribute to those who take up that important work and honours all Water Protectors across Turtle Island.
Consultation & Consent: A Community Conversation ⎮ 6:30pm – 7pm, 3rd Floor, Cohen Gallery
Whose land are we on, and what histories have been erased? What are the ways consultation can fail? In recent years, consultation with Indigenous Peoples has been at the core of government relations with Indigenous communities. The Doctrine of the Duty to Consult and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples have made consultation a legal requirement.
Join us for a panel discussion on consultation and consent. Our panel of speakers will offer bold and insightful responses to pressing issues in our region. Speakers include Dr. Beverley Jacobs, Clint Jacobs and Dr. Natalie Delia Deckard.
Hoop Dance Performance by Melissa Greenbird ⎮ 7pm – 7:30pm, 3rd Floor
Head to the third floor for a special dance performance by Melissa Greenbird!
Film Screening: Dance to Miss Chief by Kent Monkman ⎮ 7:30pm – 8:00pm, 3rd Floor
Move over J.Lo and Cher! Miss Chief Eagle Testickle has a new sexy video of her club track: Dance to Miss Chief – a playful critique of German fascination with North American “Indians” that is guaranteed to make you want to get up and shake your booty! This remix of contemporary and vintage footage celebrates Miss Chief’s on-screen romance with leading man, Winnetou, fictitious “Indian” from Karl May’s German Westerns.
Music, food, and drinks ⎮ 7pm – 9pm, 3rd floor
Dance the night away! Head up to the third floor to join us for music, food and drinks provided by Windsor Eats and CJAM 99.1 FM.