The Art Gallery of Algoma has been hard at work for this year’s Culture Days happening September 27th, 28th & 29th. In addition to taking advantage of a variety of excellent exhibits, everyone is encouraged to participate in a number of interactive activities:
- Group of Seven Discovery Station – Play around with the AGA’s interactive Group of Seven Discovery Chest. Learn all about the artists who shaped landscape painting and a national art movement in Canada.
- Print Making Techniques – The process of printmaking includes an element of originality which allows the artist to create unique prints using different mediums. Learn some print making techniques and create your own original piece of art.
- Samosas, Rangolis and Sarees – Try your hand at traditional Indian table arranging and decorating using the delicate art of rangolis. Fall in love with the textures and colours of Indian textiles and learn for yourself how to tie a sari.
- Fall Flower Arranging – Sault Ste. Marie florist uses elements of fall as inspiration for creative flower arranging. Learn how to incorporate dried leaves, pumpkins and gourds into delightful floral creations.
- Matting and Framing – Jasmina Jovanovic the director of the Art Gallery of Algoma offers visitors a hands-on demonstration of how to mat and frame.
There are also a number of tours available including the highlight “Culture Days – Colour Tour” – a one day excursion on Sept. 28th from 10am to 6pm which will take you to the sites that Ellen Van Laar has captured in her art and that the legendary Group of Seven portrayed in their paintings decades before her.
Time is also running out for the “Arctic Journeys Ancient Memories” exhibit which has been extended until Sept. 15th. Arctic Journeys Ancient Memories features some 20 masterfully carved sculptures in bone, stone, ivory and bronze from private and public collections. This exhibition offers the opportunity to view what has been one of the Smithsonian’s most successful exhibitions to-date attracting over 500,000 visitors. For more information visit the AGA’s website.
Quickly check out what’s happening at the AGA this week on the Sault Online Community Events Calendar!