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Guided Tour of Jon Sasaki: Aura with Nadja Pelkey and Jen Garden

Time and Date: Thursday, May 18th, 6pm – 6:30pm

Location: Art Windsor-Essex, 3rd floor galleries


This event is part of AWE at Night. 


  • Current AWE Members: Free admission
  • Non-Members: $10

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.


Join us for a guided tour of Jon Sasaki: Aura led by Nadja Pelkey, Associate Curator, Projects & Partnerships (AWE) and Jen Garden, Reiki Master Practitioner, Tarot, Oracle and Angel Card Reader.

Group of Seven founder Lawren Harris believed that all things are infused with a “spark of the divine” – a spark that is visible in the form of an “aura,” a field of vibrating energy that emanates from both living beings and inanimate objects. Inspired by this concept, artist Jon Sasaki sought help from four clairvoyants to visualize auras emanating from works of art created by members of the Group of Seven. Nadja Pelkey and Jen Garden will help us uncover the scientific and the spiritual, the seen and the unseen. Jen Garden will also discuss the process of working with the Sasaki. Jon Sasaki’s work is rooted in deep admiration for the Group of Seven and a desire to depict it as teeming with life and vibrating with energy.

About the Exhibition

Jon Sasaki wishes to gratefully acknowledge Jennifer Matotek, Julie Rae Tucker, Nicole McCabe, Spencer Montcalm, and Stephen Nilsson for their support of Aura, and clairvoyants Jen Garden, Lizi Bloom, Gina Dempsey, and Brenda Lott lending for their vision.

Homage was made possible thanks to Sarah Milroy, Jennifer Withrow, Alison Douglas, and the McMichael Gallery team; Exhibition Supporters Richard and Donna Ivey, and Brad Crombie and Alison Turner; Publication Supporters Kaye Beeston, Jessica Bradley, Popsy Johnstone, Shanitha Kachan, and Jeanne Parkin; The Toronto Arts Council; and Koyama Provides.

Homage is presented in collaboration with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario. 

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