The AGN’s signature event raising funds for arts education.
We invite everyone to come out and experience Spotlight Series 4, our fall instalment and signature event raising funds for arts education. This series features award-winning singer-songwriter Missy Knott from Curve Lake First Nation and celebrated Cobourg-based poet, writer and interdisciplinary artist MERKAT.
About the Spotlight Series 4 Performers
Missy Knott (Singing Wild Rice Girl) is a mother, business owner, educational assistant, active Curve Lake First Nation Community member and Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter. Her most recent release, “Our Song Acoustic” (2021), made it to #3 on the Indigenous Music Countdown playing widely on Sirius XM. In 2018, Missy launched her Wild Rice Records label which was founded in Nogojiwanong (Peterborough), but soon after, accepted jobs as an Afternoon Drive and Weekend Live Radio Personality at both ELMNT FM in Ottawa and Toronto.
MERKAT (Meredith K. Hoogendam) is a poet, writer, and interdisciplinary artist; other incarnations include high school teacher and local community radio host and producer. She holds B.A.s in English, Communications and Education and an M.A. in English and Film Studies. Folklore, feminism, archetype, and the natural world inform her work. Her writing and images appear in publications across the U.S. and Canada, including Room Magazine, Geez Magazine, Mutha and catapult, among others.
How to Purchase Tickets
Tickets will be sold on Eventbrite for $25 including HST. Light catering and refreshments will be included. All health and safety precautions will be implemented and those who do not feel well should stay home.