Sat. Sep. 24, 2022 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery
107 Lansdowne Street
The Alex Dufresne Art Gallery is please to present "Art Integration and Cultural Identity" featuring works by Artina Voz.
The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday September 24 from 2:00-4:00pm and will run until Saturday November 5.
The Art Integration and Cultural Identity exhibition contributes to the discussion that links cultural identity and learning in schools. The diverse narrative paintings in this exhibition challenge literal representation and reflect the landscape, the people, the languages, the food, and the values that are part of Artina’s cultural identity. In schools, students can learn to use abstraction to paint their stories and develop a deeper understanding and more active connection to their cultural identity through creative practice.
Artina Voz is an artist and a teacher. Her doctoral research (Capella University, MN) explored the reality of visual arts education in a northern Ontario school. At the Faculty of Education at York University and Nipissing University, she teaches Visual Arts, Media Studies, and Integration Through Arts. Her creative works are grounded in the creative-research practice of painting. In 2015, her artistic approach shifted to abstraction and the infinite ways paint, collage, and graphite are applied to canvas and wood to develop a narrative through expressive compositions.
Please note that beginning Thursday October 6 we will be switching to our fall/winter hours and will be open Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 - 5:00pm.