Fall 2023 Brochure

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FALL 2023

EXHIBITIONS & PROGRAMS

CONTACT US

147 Lochiel Street

Sarnia, ON, N7T 0B4

519-336-8127

jnaag.ca

GALLERY HOURS

Sunday* Monday & Tuesday ...... Closed to the public

Wednesday & Friday** ........... 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Thursday ....................... 11:00AM – 8:30PM

Saturday ........................ 11:00AM – 4:00PM

*Visit jnaag.ca for the most up to date seasonal hours

**Open select First Fridays until 9:00PM

CLOSURE DATES

The gallery will be closed September 4, October 9, November 11, December 25 & 26, January 1.

ADMISSION

Art is for everyone. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

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3 For program and event registration, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3200, or visit jnaag.ca. TABLE OF CONTENTS Exhibitions Current & Upcoming 4 Adult Programs Art & Books Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Art & Ideas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Punch Needle Workshop 10 Still Life Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Nature Drawing Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Youth & Family Programs TNT: Try New Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Family Saturday Drop-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Art Pod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 In the Community Inspirational Moments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 jobPath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 First Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Holiday Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Coming Soon to JNAAG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

October 12

Guided Tour 7–8PM

November 9

Singing Tour 7–8PM

Read about these tour experiences on page 16.

EXHIBITIONS
Frances-Anne Johnston, Arrangement in Blue and Green (detail), n d ; oil on canvas board Collection of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Gift of Richardson Greenshields of Canada Ltd , 1984, 1984JF88 Photo: Leslie Michaelis Frances-Anne Johnston, Arrangement in Blue and Green [Arrangement en bleu et vert] (détail), s d ; huile sur toile cartonnée Collection de The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, don de la Richardson Greenshields of Canada Ltd , 1984, 1984JF88
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Photo: Leslie Michaelis

October 6, 2023–March 16, 2024

6 octobre 2023–16 mars 2024

Opening: First Friday, October 6 | 6:00–9:00PM

Members Reception: First Friday, October 6 | 7:00–9:00PM

Live music, drinks and light snacks

A Family Palette brings together for the first time the work of Frances-Anne Johnston, Franz Johnston and Franklin Arbuckle – three artists from the same family Acting as a purposeful feminist recovery project, the exhibition focuses more deeply on Frances-Anne . From this perspective, the exhibit considers the distinct practices of all three artists and how they intersect and diverge

Using a feminist lens, the exhibit sheds light on the ways Frances-Anne Johnston and her relatives have contributed to the development of Canadian art . As a woman working within a patriarchal society, Frances-Anne’s artistic career has not been as well documented as those of her father Franz or her husband Franklin, though she pushed forward conceptions of the Canadian Still Life with her aesthetic approach

In turn, Franklin Arbuckle helped shape the post–Second World War Canadian consciousness with his commissions and work for Maclean’s magazine . An examination of his works brings importance to the often-overlooked practice of Canadian illustration .

Franz Johnston is nationally recognized for being a founding member of the Group of Seven, though he left the Group early and is its least-discussed member . This exhibition draws out lesser-known aspects of his life and work, including his establishment of Tondakea, a summer art school on Georgian Bay, and his proficiency as a painter of interiors .

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The accompanying bilingual publication, Frances-Anne Johnston: Art and Life | Art et vie, is the first monograph on artist Frances-Anne Johnston and situates her career within 20th century Canadian art history and feminist context

This publication will be available to purchase at JNAAG while supplies last .

The exhibition A Family Palette: Frances-Anne Johnston, Franz Johnston, and Franklin Arbuckle, is curated by Rebecca Basciano, and circulated by the Ottawa Art Gallery

Funded by | Projet finance par:

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This project has been made possible [in part] by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible [en partie] grâce au gouvernement du Canada.

Until October 14, 2023

Stephen Livick’s photographs served as the inspiration for this year’s community art initiative which challenged teens in Lambton County to respond to the theme “Humans of Lambton”. This exhibition is a community initiative in collaboration with the Lambton County Library which began in 2019 The JNAAG would like to congratulate the following teens in being accepted into this year’s exhibition:

Included Teens

Alexis Brown, Age 15

Alyssa Bydeley, Age 13

Ava Donald, Age 16

Benedict Lumapas, Age 17

Elliott Besley, Age 17

Isabelle Robert, Age 17

Jade Harris, Age 18

Lina Chanaga, Age 17

Miranda Hurst, Age 15

Raveena Duggal, Age 16

Regan Jacklin, Age 15

Rylee Kerr, Age 17

Savana Gorniak, Age 15

Sydney Roper, Age 17

Winners

Rylee Kerr, Age 17

Overall Winner (seen above)

Miranda Hurst, Age 15

Category Winner: Groups

Isabelle Robert, Age 17

Category Winner: Candid/ Environmental

Ava Donald, Age 16

Category Winner: Creative/ Fine Art

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EXHIBITIONS

November 3, 2023 – January 13, 2024

Opening: First Friday, November 3 | 6:00–9:00PM

Re View is a series of six exhibitions which act as a collective celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery in its current location.

This fourth installment includes eight artworks from the JNAAG permanent collection, each accompanied by an individually designed audio tour. In some cases the tour is contemplative and encourage visitors to look deep into atmospheric works, while others offer a firsthand perspective from the artist themselves. Members receive exclusive access to content. See page 18 to learn more about membership benefits.

Art & Books Club

Free | Registration required

JNAAG has collaborated with Sarnia Library to create a book club for art lovers and avid readers alike Book selections are made to connect to themes in current exhibitions to enrich conversations at the library and JNAAG . Visit jnaag .ca to register and read the book summary .

Still Life a Novel by Sarah Winman

Thursday, November 23

2:00PM

Book Club discussion at the Sarnia Library

3:00PM

Exhibition tour at JNAAG

Ages 16+

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Rita Letendre, Song, 1984; pastel on paper From the collection of the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
EXHIBITIONS / ADULT PROGRAMS For program and event registration, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3200, or visit jnaag.ca.

Art & Ideas

Through engaging discussions with prominent artists and experts, Art & Ideas provides a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the inspiration, techniques, and perspectives behind the art on display .

In Conversation with Rebecca Basciano

The Art & Life of Frances-Anne Johnston

Thursday, November 16 @ 7:00PM

Free | In-person | Registration required

Within the context of the exhibition A Family Palette, curator Rebecca Basciano explores the artistic career of under-represented artist FrancesAnne Johnston (1910-1987), one of Canada’s foremost painters of still lifes, flowers, and interiors Positioned as a feminist recovery project, this lecture is the result of extensive primary research, creating new space for the appreciation and validation of an artistic practice that was shaped by domestic realities, including motherhood

For program and event registration, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3200, or visit jnaag.ca.

Frances-Anne Johnston, A Deux, Chez Moi [Two, at Home] (detail), 1976; oil on canvas Collection of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, gift from Gladys Warrilow in memory of her sister Lilean Miller Photo: Craig Boyko
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Frances-Anne Johnston, A Deux, Chez Moi (titre original) (détail), 1976; huile sur toile . Collection de la Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, don de Gladys Warrilow à la mémoire de Lilean Miller, sa sœur Photo: Craig Boyko
ADULT PROGRAMS

Adult Workshops

Punch Needle Workshop

with Heather Tulloch

Thursday, October 26 | 6:00–8:00PM

$60 (+tax) | Member discount available

Supplies included

Translate A Family Palette’s intricate patterns and florals into punch needle wall art . Learn basic techniques to get started with this timeless craft Participants will be provided with everything needed to continue at their own pace afterward .

Pastels & Posies: Still Life Drawing with

Emily Lardner

Thursday, November 23 | 6:00–8:00PM

$50 (+tax) | Member discount available

Supplies included

Learn how to create stunning

still life drawings using oil pastels . Explore colour, pattern and texture inspired by the art of Frances-Anne Johnston (see page 4 for more details)

Elemental Nature Drawing with Siobhán

Humston

Thursday, December 7 | 6:00–8:00PM

$50 (+tax) | Member discount available

Supplies included

Experimenting with a variety of mediums, learn to describe and draw things from nature such as leaves, flower petals and bark . Participants will then go on to learn about forms of sacred geometry and how to make decorative repetitive patterns . A final piece will be made on paper merging natural and geometric shapes

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ADULT PROGRAMS

TNT Try New Things

Select Thursdays & Fridays

4:00-6:00PM

Free | Suggested donation $10/session

Registration required

Ages 9–13

Try New Things (TNT)! Develop your creative skills, make new friends, and explore your community This two-day program, led by local artists, is filled with a variety of creative experiences that will allow youth to discover new passions .

Character Creation: Bring your Drawing to Life!

With Lauren Davidson

October 5–6

Let’s grow our confidence as artists by illustrating people! Use drawing prompts and imaginative writing activities to create your own characters–each with their own personality, style, and interests!

Still Life Stories:

What’s Your Perspective?

With Lauren Davidson

November 2–3

Explore different objects and experiment with new materials to create a work of art as unique as you are! Learn how to draw illustrations as an outlet for expression .

Elemental Nature Drawing

With Siobhán Humston

November 30–December 1

Learn about forms of sacred geometry and how to create repetitive pattern connecting to natural elements such as leaves and flower petals .

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YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS

All Ages

Family Saturday Studio Drop-In

Saturdays | 1:00–3:00PM

Children must be accompanied by an adult Free | Suggested donation $5/family

Discover, create, and get curious – every Saturday afternoon we are working on something in the art studio . All families are welcome to drop-in for a short artist facilitated studio activity inspired by the current exhibitions The same activity will be offered every Saturday each month .

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YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS For program and event registration, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3200, or visit jnaag.ca.

Favourite Things Collage

September 2, 9,16, 23, 30

What are some of the things around you that make you happy? Participants will layer shapes and textures to create a mixed media collage of their favourite things

Imagine a Room

October 7, 14, 21, 28

Get ready to bring depth and dimension to your artwork as you explore the captivating world of one-point perspective Learn how to design and create a room of your own using chalk pastels .

Bold Block Fabric Design*

November 4, 18, 25

Create unique fabric designs using wood block stamps Unleash your artistic flair designing stunning patterns that will adorn fabrics with timeless beauty

*JNAAG is closed November 11

Holla-day Celebration Cards

December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Join us this season for a captivating journey into the enchanting world of Art Deco as we create holiday cards Immerse yourself in the beauty of this iconic artistic movement, create ornamental lines, stylized details, and geometric motifs .

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For program and event registration, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3200, or visit jnaag.ca.

Ages 10–14

Art Pod

Select Thursdays | 6:30–7:30PM (early arrival welcome at 6:00PM)

Free | Registration required

Care partner required to provide support

Participants should be able to follow one-step directions

Specifically designed for youth with special needs and an interest in fine arts, at Art Pod you have the chance to explore self-expression through art

Shadow Watercolours

September 21

Use pencil and watercolour to discover the magic of shadows .

Imagined Landscapes

October 19

Experiment with mixed media to create a landscape .

Printed Maps

November 16

Create map prints using Gelli plates and string

Participants can visit the gallery website in advance for a social story .

For program and event registration, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3200, or visit jnaag.ca.

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& FAMILY PROGRAMS

Inspirational Moments

A specialized art program for people with dementia and their care partner . JNAAG develops exclusive exhibition tours and hands on art activities in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton No experience required . To learn more or register contact the Alzheimer’s Society: (519) 332-4444

jobPath

jobPath is an Employment Discovery Workshop for work-ready people who have a disability jobPath not only helps people with a disability find a job but specializes in coaching people on how to keep their job and remain successful at work . To learn more or register email jobPath: info@employment-transitions com

First Fridays

The gallery will be open until 9PM on First Fridays Visit jnaag ca to learn more about upcoming First Friday dates and events .

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Which tour is right for you?

JNAAG offers a variety of free public tours for each exhibition . Read about your options below and register at jnaag ca

First Friday Red Dot Tour

Free

Drop-In

Drop-in and find a gallery docent with an on-thespot badge for a quick look at one or two art works These tours last roughly 15 minutes and can be enjoyed on select First Fridays between 7:00-8:00PM .

Guided Tour

Free Registration required

Enjoy everything from facts to playful exploration A guided tour can last 45-60 minutes and can be enjoyed on select Thursdays at 7:00PM

Singing Tour

Free Registration required

Sing-along or just enjoy the music as you learn about an exhibition and what inspired the song and art pairings . A singing tour can last 30-45 minutes and can be enjoyed on select Thursdays at 7:00PM .

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For program and event registration, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3200, or visit jnaag.ca.
TOURS

School Tours

Attention teachers! JNAAG offers a twohour art experience which includes a gallery tour and an art making activity . We love working with teachers to create experiences tailored to meet your learning goals .

Private and Corporate Tours

For a small fee we will design an experience just for you Booking your group a private tour is a great way to form new connections with each other and open new doors through creative thinking Consider hands-on artmaking as a team building exercise

For fee schedule and booking contact Yesenia Samuel: 519-336-8127 ext. 3231 or email Yesenia.Samuel@county-lambton.on.ca

All Ages

Cozy MakingCandle

Thursday, December 21

6:00-8:00PM | Free

Suggested donation $5/family

Space is limited | Sign up for a half hour timeslot

Drop-ins welcome if space allows

Just in time for the holiday season!

Bring your family and friends and celebrate the winter solstice with us by learning an original candle making technique Treats and hot chocolate will be provided .

For program and event registration, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3200, or visit jnaag.ca.

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TOURS / HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Membership

You can make a difference We depend on our members and donors for everything we do: from bringing thought-provoking exhibitions to Lambton County, to the delivery of educational programs that inspire young and old, to the preservation and growth of the permanent collection .

1 Year 2 Year

Individual $20 $35

Senior (60+) $15 $25

Couples $25 $45

Family $30 $55

Student $15 $25

Membership Benefits:

• Invitation to Members Only events

• 10% discount on gallery purchases including classes, programs, publications, and facility rentals

• Reciprocal admission to participating museums and art galleries in Ontario via www oaag org

You can also add to your experience by joining one of our additional membership levels:

$100 – A J Casson $500 – Tom Thomson

$250 – Emily Carr

$1,000 – Contributors Circle

Additional Benefits can include:

• NARM Membership*

• Ability to bring guests to exclusive Members Only events

• A 15%-25% discount on gallery purchases including classes, programs, publications, and facility rentals

• Exhibition Catalogue(s)

• And much more!

*North American Reciprocal Membership Program (NARM): The NARM program provides you with reciprocal membership privileges to over 600 museums and art galleries across North America For the full list of participating organizations please visit narmassociation org

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EXHIBITIONS - CURRENT MEMBERSHIP Learn more at: jnaag.ca/support/membership

Jon Sasaki Homage

April 19 – September 1, 2024

Homage is curated by Sarah Milroy, Chief Curator, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, organized and circulated by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and supported by Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival .

Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven

April 19 – September 1, 2024

Siobhán Humston IN THE GARDEN OF EXQUISITE UNKNOWN

April 19 – September 1, 2024

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Jon Sasaki, Microbes Swabbed from a Palette Used by F.H. Varley, 2020; archival print. Image courtesy of the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery. A.Y. Jackson, Fog on Eclipse Sound, 1927; oil on wood panel. From the collection of the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. Gift of the Sarnia Women’s Conservation Art Association. Siobhán Humston, we are the seeds, 2022; mixed media on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.
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Cover: Frances-Anne Johnston, Arrangement in Blue and Green (detail), n d ; oil on canvas board Collection of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Gift of Richardson Greenshields of Canada Ltd , 1984, 1984JF88 Photo: Leslie Michaelis Couverture: Frances-Anne Johnston, Arrangement in Blue and Green [Arrangement en bleu et vert] (détail), s d ; huile sur toile cartonnée Collection de The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Don de la Richardson Greenshields of Canada Ltd , 1984, 1984JF88 Photo: Leslie Michaelis
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