Arts/Entertainment/Culture, Sections, Where we live — By JD Booth on November 18, 2011 at 10:00 am
If you are an artist of Aboriginal ancestry, Gallery Lambton invites you to an evening of artistic exchange. Métis, First Nation and Inuit Artists from across Lambton County are encouraged to attend on Wednesday, November 23, 6-9pm.
"Gallery Lambton embarked on a new emerging Aboriginal Curatorial project in 2011 and this project is taking us into new programming territory," said Lisa Daniels, Gallery Lambton Curator. "A primary objective of the project is to discover ways to unlock ideas, open up discussions, create dialogue and facilitate engagement with and between local and contemporary Aboriginal Artists and the broader community through art."
Over the past year, Sarnia native Jason Baerg has been working with Gallery Lambton and the Aboriginal community to research, conceive and develop this project. Born in Sarnia and currently working in Toronto, Jason Baerg is a Métis visual artist and emerging curator. Dedicated to community development, Baerg continues to contribute to national arts organizations as a board member for the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, The National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition and the Independent Media Arts Alliance. Baerg maintains an active artistic practice with exhibitions and residencies throughout the country.
At the special November 23 event, Baerg will give an artist talk and present a survey of work by some of Canada's most exciting contemporary Aboriginal artists. Daniels will give a brief presentation of the vision of the program which hinges on local Aboriginal artists collectively sharing their work and ideas for the project.
To learn more about Jason Baerg, visit www.jasonbaerg.com.