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
DATE: Thursday, October 20
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION: 2nd and 3rd floor, AWE
Looking for something to do as the sun goes down?
On October 20, AWE will be open late from 5-9 pm for AWE at Night featuring guided tours, art activities, community conversations, food and beverage as well as lively entertainment. Come on out for the beautiful views – both inside and out!
Art activities: 5pm – 7 pm
Looking to create? Join guest artist Garvin Chinnia in the AWE education studio to create miniature terrariums. With guidance from the artist, guests will use found objects, flora and natural materials to create a self-contained terrarium. Originally form Edmonton Alberta, Chinnia’s recent works explore the natural world. His love of all things animalia and flora is broad, but he is especially interested in the interactions between the smaller players in ecosystems. Through painting and drawing, he hopes to clarify his own position in a rapidly changing and uncertain biosphere.
Film screening: 5:30pm – 6pm
Gather on the 3rd floor for a special screening of In The Black Canada: The Windsor Project. InTheBlack:Canada is an artist collective comprised of Nina Aning, Sonia Godding-Togobo, and Donna Paris. Through their work in media and education, the artists focused on the experience of being Black Canadian. The Windsor Project features members of Windsor’s Black community, including members from The Artists of Colour.
Curator tour: 6pm – 6:30 pm
Join curator Czarina Mendoza for a guided tour of the exhibition, Shelley Niro: Boundless from the series Below the 6. Boundless gathers photographs from several series spanning much of Shelley Niro’s long career each demonstrating Niro’s reflection on her community and relationship to landscape. Niro shapes a world where love, kinship, compassion and connection to land and knowledge anchor her boundless imagination. This exhibition forms part of Below the 6, a series of exhibitions that focuses on artists based in Southwestern Ontario whose practices are socially and politically minded. Below the 6 is generously supported by TD Canada Trust.
Community Conversation: 6:30pm – 7:15 pm
Join moderator Craig Pearson and members from The Artists of Colour to learn more about their current exhibition, The Artists of Colour: Abstracted Realities. Formed in 2008, The Artists of Colour have become a positive voice through art forms by Black artists within the Canadian Diaspora. The collective is comprised of artists whose mandate it is to speak boldly of our history through the visual and oral language of art.
Edward Milo Johnson, Lois Smith Larkin, Connie Lee-Turner, Dennis K. Smith, Lana E. Talbot, Nicole A. Talbot, Manzella V. Vincent, James Walls, Susan Johnson-Washington
Music, food, and drink: 7pm – 9 pm
Head up to the third floor to join us for music, food and drinks!
AWE at Night is a free event that requires gallery admission to attend. From September 13-October 24 admission fee is $5. 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.