Art House Cafe Lecture Series

Art House Café Lecture Series 15 February 2013, 7pm
Speaker: Leanne Unruh, graduate student in Contemporary Art, New Media and Design Histories at OCAD University presents “Smuggling: A Methodology for Art and Activism.”

Hosted by the Grimsby Public Art Gallery in the Periodicals reading room of the Grimsby Public Library. 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON
Admission is Free!
 Light refreshments will be served

The Art House Café Lecture Series promotes the ideas of young and emerging scholars from regional universities and provides an opportunity for them to present their research through lectures in a Parisian café ambiance that encourages sharing inspiration and cultivating ideas.

The third lecture in this new series will be presented on 15 February 2013 at 7pm by Leanne Unruh, a graduate student in Contemporary Art, New Media and Design Histories at the OCAD University.  Unruh’s talk, “Smuggling: A Methodology for Art and Activism” will explore issues of art and activism in the 2007 performance project “Broders in the City” by Ayesha Hameed and Anita Schoepp.  In particular the talk will focus on the inclusions and exclusions of people in public space.

Leanne Unruh is an artist and writer from St. Catharines, ON, currently based in Toronto.  She is completing her second year of an MA in Contemporary Art, New Media and Design Histories at OCAD University.  Leanne has worked collaboratively on exhibitions such as HIVE and Art Struggle at OCAD’s graduate gallery and shown her artwork throughout the Niagara and Toronto regions.  Her areas of research include street art, participatory and interactive art and the intersection of art and activism.
The Art House Café Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Pat and Edith Brown.

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is pleased to acknowledge the partnership of the Grimsby Public Library and the generous sponsorship of the Niagara Neighbourhood New Idea Fund, as well as private donations made in memory of Edith and Pat Brown. The Series is also sponsored by Mrs. Lenore Kummel, Dr. Andy Lam, Dr. Donald G. Smith, Dr. Elizabeth Shoemaker and Phelps Homes Ltd.

Please RSVP by 13 February to or 905-945-3246 as seating is limited. 

For more information contact:
Maeve Hanna, Project Coordinator or Brigitte Huard, Education and Media Coordinator
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
(904) 945 3246


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