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Gather by the Grand River – Picnic and star gazing

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Indigenous Photography Visual arts
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Location

Chiefswood Park

Highway 54

County of Brant, ON

Directions: We will be at the lower Pavilion by the riverbank.

Access

Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

About

Join us for an evening riverbank picnic and stargazing September 20th 6 PM at Chiefswood Park.

The evening will begin with a brief talk by Alex Jacobs-Blum about her art practice, inspiration and experience in her community of Six Nations of the Grand River. Contemplate the natural backdrop of the Carolinian forest and prairie grassland on the banks of the iconic Grand River. The evening ends with a sunset riverbank picnic and then transitions into stargazing as the night falls.

This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for the picnic food.

Alex Jacobs-Blum (she/her) is a Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (Cayuga) and German visual artist and independent curator living in Hamilton, ON. Her research focuses on Indigenous futurities and accessing embodied Ancestral Hodinöhsö:ni' knowledge. The core of her practice and methodology is a strong foundation in community building, fostering relationships, empowering youth, and Indigenizing institutional spaces. Her creative process is rooted in storytelling and challenging hierarchical power structures. Alex seeks to facilitate transformative change infused with love and care.

Rain Date: September 27, 2024 6:00PM – 9:00 PM

Organizer

Art Gallery of Hamilton

About the AGH

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest art museum in the region with a permanent collection that is recognized as one of the finest in Canada. Embracing Canadian historical, international, and contemporary art, the collection consists of more than 10,000 works. You can see superb pieces by Alex Colville, Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, Emily Carr, James Tissot, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Gustave Doré, Norval Morrisseau, Keith Haring, Edward Burtynsky, and Kim Adams, to name a few. Whether you’re looking for a specific artist or spending time in one of our galleries, you’re sure to find works that inspire, intrigue, challenge, and engage you.

The AGH is renowned for presenting outstanding exhibitions and complementary programming for visitors of all ages. There is so much to see and experience. In addition to AGH Tours and AGH Talks, the Gallery offers studios for adults and kids, family activities, school programs, festival programming, performances, and more.

Please take a few minutes to explore the AGH website and discover the many and varied works of art, public programs, and educational activities that make the Gallery such an important learning hub.

I hope you will also read about the many ways to become involved with the AGH as Members and volunteers, and that you will find it helpful in coordinating your visits to the AGH and the surrounding vibrant downtown Hamilton arts and culture scene.

Welcome, and enjoy!

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