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AWE at Night - November 2023

DATE: Thursday, November 16th, 2023
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION: 401 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor, ON


  • Current AWE Members: free admission
  • Non-Members: $10 Admission

Be amongst the first to discover our new Fall/Winter exhibitions! On November 16th, Art Windsor-Essex is open late for an evening of art activities, community conversations, guided tours, delicious food and drinks, music, and good vibes.

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.

Photo by Justin Elliott @jel_media.

Wellness Craft Night with the AWE Teen Arts Council ⎮ 5pm – 9pm, AWE 2nd floor Education Studio 

Join us for a night of creative self-care with members of the AWE Teen Arts Council and the Youth Wellness Hub! Unplug from the digital world and reconnect with your inner artist as we come together to explore wellness, creativity, and community. This is more than just a craft night; it’s an opportunity to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy self-guided craft activities, mindfulness and relaxation exercises, and take-home wellness tips and tricks. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just looking to unwind and destress, this event is for you!

Post Productions: Daydreams in Low Fidelity and City Life⎮ 5pm – 6pm, 3rd floor galleries

Post Productions provides intimately-staged entertaining theatrical experiences that arouse the heart and fuel the mind, drawing patrons into lives quite unlike their own to help them understand the world, other people, and themselves with fresh insight. Join us for a presentation of two, one-act plays organized by Post Productions.

Daydreams in Low Fidelity is written and directed by Matt St. Amand, featuring Fay Lynn and Michael K. Potter. The Finton Hobart Polar Station receives a special gift. Inspired by “The Billy Box”. City Lifes is written by John Conlon, directed by Barry T. Brodie, featuring Shayla Hudson and Heath Camlis. This play spans the life of a single city block from the 1920s to the 1990s showing four different couples whose stories unfold within the times they live. Inspired by Chris McNamara’s city dioramas.

Printmaking and Chair Yoga with Sandie Collins ⎮ 5pm – 6:30pm, 2nd floor Education Studio 

Inspired by Rajni Perera: Futures, artist Sandie Collins will lead a gentle chair yoga session to help you explore movement and shape. Then, unleash your artistic side in the Education Studio! Sandie will guide you as you experiment with a variety of printmaking techniques. All skill levels welcome. Come relax, create, and connect with us! 

Artist Talk: Sasha Opeiko⎮ 6pm-6:30pm, 2nd floor galleries 

Sasha Opeiko’s research practice explores the breakdown of the digital image (and all other things with it) under capitalism, reflecting on the afterlife of images in a post-capitalist world. At once intricate and restrained, her work is concerned with the ways in which the political is articulated through moving images, and how the digital image, in turn, is both a response to – and the result of – the economic system in which it exists.

Navigating a Digital World: A Community Conversation ⎮ 6:30pm – 7pm, 3rd floor galleries

Join us for a community conversation about technology and cultural spaces. Our panelists will share their experiences with digital technology and how they can both shape and reflect the world around us. Where can digital tools spark new ideas? Are emerging technologies a threat to human creativity? Can technology make culture more accessible? We invite everyone curious about creative digital practices to learn about the impacts of a rapidly changing technological landscape on our culture. 

Speakers: Sharon Fortney, Shannon Linde and Jennifer Snyder

Moderated by Yvonne Pilon

Artist Talk: Christopher McNamara⎮ 7pm-7:30pm, 3rd floor galleries 

In this exhibition, Christopher McNamara selects works from the AWE collection to ruminate on the ways we consider the city in our dreams and in our daily lives. Evidence of past lives linger within the frames and outer edges of the works selected. McNamara’s own city dioramas and multi media works add to these reflections on urban life and the stories we use to both remember and understand our places on the map.

Music, food, and drinks ⎮ 6pm – 9pm, 3rd floor 

Let’s celebrate! Head up to the third floor to join us for music by Czarina Mendoza and Greyhound. Food and drinks provided by Windsor Eats.

Hailing from the vibrant musical landscape of Michigan, Greyhound is a boundary-pushing artist known for their distinctive avant-garde and jazzy sound. Their latest album, “Amidst the Lonesome Winds,” is a mesmerizing journey into the uncharted realms of music, showcasing their fearless innovation and a deep-rooted passion for sonic exploration.

Other Exhibitions + Displays on now

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Waawiiatanong Forever

Location: South Project Gallery, 2nd floor

The Once and Future City

Location: Third Floor

Nii Ndahlohke / I Work

Location: Third Floor

Last Look

Location: Second Floor