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Exhibition Opening
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
Sarnia, Ontario

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Donald Stuart, Homage: May Irwin; sterling silver, 14K and 10K gold, onyx, glass, polymer clay

Homage: Donald Stuart
Neckpieces Inspired by Outstanding Canadian Women
June 1-July 15, 2018

Homage is a collection of forty-one neck-pieces created as a celebration and tribute to Canadian women, past and present. Donald Stuart used the familiar form of the necklace to explore history from a fresh perspective. Necklaces are archetypal symbols of power and importance and are a fitting vehicle to represent seminal women in Canadian history. The choices of materials for each necklace are as varied as the women themselves, each infused with meaning and significance.


Upcoming Programming

The Art & Ideas series draws connections, reveals new perspectives and uncovers stories surrounding current exhibitions. Below are a few highlights – check out our website at www.jnaag.ca for a full listing of upcoming events, descriptions, and presenter biographies.

Influencing Identity: Tourism and the Group of Seven
With Caroline Rabideau
Thursday, June 21 | 7:00 pm
FREE | Registration required | Spaces are limited

Rabideau presents a complementary lecture to the exhibition, Influencing Identity. The talk will introduce the Group of Seven and their influence on Canada’s emerging tourism economy in the early twentieth century. Topics discussed include marketing strategies designed to shape a national identity, and the implications of establishing an artistic vision of Canada through a narrow lens.

Crafting Homage
With Donald Stuart
Thursday, July 5 | 7:00 pm
FREE | Registration required | Spaces are limited

As one of Canada’s leading gold/silversmiths, Stuart has earned an international reputation for his work in jewellery, hollowware and architectural installations. During his celebrated career, he has received over 30 significant awards for his artistry in gold, silver, platinum, and diamonds, including the top prizes in many competitions. Stuart’s work is found in national, international, public, corporate, and private collections.

For program and event registration, please call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226.


Ongoing Exhibition

Influencing Identity: Tourism and the Group of Seven
On Display until August 19, 2018.

Escape urban life and delve into the enthralling wilderness portrayed by the elite Group of Seven and its contemporaries. How did their experiences and representations of Canada define a collective Canadian identity? What about landscape came to represent Canada as a nation and still resides in contemporary society? Along with the alluring posters and brochures produced by the Canadian National Railway and the early Canada Parks Association, viewers will discover the parallel story of marketing the majestic Canadian landscape as a reflection of Canadian values and the definition of a national spirit.

For more information about the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, visit jnaag.ca or call 519-336-8127.


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