Mark your calendar for these upcoming talks!
August 19, 2017
Richard D. Merritt
Samuel Weir’s prodigious collecting of Canadiana included an impressive array of medals: many were presented by representatives of the British Crown to ‘Indian Chiefs’ as peace medals or commemorations of land treaties. Local historian and author, Dr. Richard Merritt will provide an illustrated talk on the fascinating backstories of several of these now very rare and valuable creations by master craftsmen. On this 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, these medals recall an era when the very survival of this young colony/country of Canada depended on the critical support of our Indigenous peoples.
September 16, 2017
Join us for what promises to be an engaging artist talk! Bonnie Devine, a member of the Serpent River First Nation of Northern Ontario (Anishinaabe/Ojibwa) is an artist, curator, writer and educator. Her primary interests are sculpture and installation and the history and development of contemporary Aboriginal culture. They are central to her art practice and teaching career and inform her work as an independent curator. Devine is an associate professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Founding Chair of OCAD U’s Indigenous Visual Culture Program. Don’t miss your chance to experience her work Treaty Robe, for Tecumseh at RiverBrink, as well as hear the artist speak!
October 14, 2017
Interdisciplinary artist Elizabeth Chitty has lived most of her life in Niagara, and her extensive body of work with North Niagara waterways includes Confluence Field Trips, which focused on Canal Valley in St. Catharines. In this talk, with reference to her work and to the work of Colleen Beard, Head of Maps, Data & GIS at Brock University, she will share and present facts and imaginings related to the psycho-geography of our life among the remnants and buried sites of the early canals.
All talks begin at 3 pm, as scheduled.
$10 members/$15 non-members