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Young artists to take over Durham Art Gallery on March break

Posted On: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Young artists to take over Durham Art Gallery on March break

WEST GREY, ON—The Municipality of West Grey has partnered with the Durham Art Gallery to develop a program that will see young artists take over the gallery during March break. 

“West Grey is an artistic community and this is an exciting collaboration between West Grey recreation and the Durham Art Gallery,” said Mayor Christine Robinson. “I can only imagine the creative energy that will fill the gallery during March break.” 

The program offers children aged 6 to 12 the opportunity to sculpt, weave, use dyes, create large-scale art projects and show their work to the public. 

“For the week, we’re basically letting children take over the gallery,” said gallery curator Jaclyn Quaresma. “They will explore and experiment with different forms of art and then at the end of the week, showcase all of the work they created in a public exhibition.” 

The program will run March 16 to 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and requires registration. A limited number of spaces are available. 

The end-of-week exhibition is open to the public from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Media are welcome to attend or schedule a time during the week to visit during the program. The gallery will resume normal hours the following week.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Jonathan Zettel

Co-ordinator, office of the CAO

519.369.2200 x.239

jzettel@westgrey.com



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