Art Gallery of Northumberland 2020 Spotlight Special

The Art Gallery of Northumberland (AGN) presents Spotlight Special, an online event in support of arts education. This special launches the third season of Spotlight Series, intimate and interactive evenings with local artists.

Hosted by Spotlight Series alumni and beloved Northumberland County musicians, Saskia Tomkins and David Newland, hear how local artists and the gallery are responding to the pandemic, catch a preview of Spotlight Series 3 coming in 2021, and an invitation to join our Matching Gift Fundraiser for Giving Tuesday on December 1st.

Celebrating 60 years as a collecting public art gallery, the AGN is dedicated to community engagement and arts education. The AGN has a generous, anonymous donor once again this season matching every dollar donated during the broadcast on November 25 up until Tuesday, December 1 up to $2,500! Donations can be made on our website or through CanadaHelps.

Spotlight Special meets you in your home thanks to production support provided by Northumberland Makers and Splash Productions. This special 30-minute presentation will feature AGN’s executive director, Olinda Casimiro in conversation with community leader Lynda Kay, executive director of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Zainub Verjee, discussing the public art gallery sector’s response to the pandemic and the way forward, superb pianist and Westben artistic director, Brian Finley talks about reaching new audiences and the digital growth needed to get there, and Poet Laureate of Cobourg, Jessica Outram, shares her insights on why the arts are needed now more than ever.

Art plays an important role in our lives; it can ease our stress, stimulate our senses, educate us, and bind us together as a community.

Thank you to Cogeco YourTV Northumberland for airing our Spotlight Special from November 25 to December 1, 2020. Production support provided by Elizabeth Palermo, Northumberland Makers, and Splash Productions.

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