Submitted by Susan Taylor

Kawartha Art Gallery, formerly The Lindsay Gallery, has received a $743,800 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant to support a three-year project called Te(a)ch.

Te(a)ch is a partnership project between Curve Lake First Nation, The Pinnguaq Association and Kawartha Art Gallery.

The program harnesses the strength of Anishnaabe knowledge, increasing the capacity of the youth of Curve Lake to use new medias to re-interpret their culture. Funds from the OTF grant are being used to create six part-time jobs, as well as provide honorariums for artists and translators, workshop costs, buying computers, software, games and other educational support materials, and some administrative costs for the three organizations.

Kawartha Art Gallery will be presenting the media artworks of the Curve Lake First Nations youth at the Gallery from October 15 to November 23, 2019 with an opening reception on Friday, October 18, 2019. For updated details on the exhibit and reception, please continue to check the Gallery’s website at www.kawarthagallery.com.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $108 million to some 629 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.

Local NewsDeb Crossen