Art for Lunch: Calling Home
In-personDrawing Museum Storytelling Visual arts Writing & literature
Date and time
MacLaren Art Centre
37 Mulcaster St
Offered in English.
Wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and is a relaxed performance.
In conjunction with Culture Days and House for Sale exhibition, join regional artist and illustrator Linda Laforge as she creates a digital animated drawing accompanied by an original narrative exploring the varied definition of home and community specific to lived experience and regional characters. All are welcome.
Linda Laforge paints and writes climate fiction. Her work has been published in anthologies with Guernica Editions and won the 2022 Elmvale Sci-Fi Fest writing contest for The Giant that Would Transform the World. The novella Ashes was published in 2013. Linda was a member of the Barrie Arts Committee and is a founding member and organizer for Word Up, a local all genres reading series since 2014. Her paintings have been shown at the Barrie Art Club, the MacLaren Art Centre and are currently in the Unity in Diversity: Multicultural Art Show in the Silo Gallery at The Museum of Dufferin.
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MacLaren Art Centre
The MacLaren Art Centre is the regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, Simcoe County and surrounding area. Our mission is to engage and enrich the immediate and larger community by providing innovative and relevant contemporary visual arts programming. We believe in the transformative power of the arts and their capacity to enrich understanding, empathy and creativity. As an art museum, the MacLaren is engaged with the collection, conservation, presentation, documentation, promotion and appreciation of contemporary Canadian visual art for the benefit, enrichment and enjoyment of public audiences. The Gallery has a Permanent Collection of artworks held in trust for the public and presents a year-round program of innovative exhibitions, unique experiential art education activities and special events. Education provides the unifying link that activates our collections and exhibitions, and fosters an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.
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