Family fun offered at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery

June is a busy month at the JNAAG

(Travis Poland/Lambton Shield)

The Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery promises plenty of family fun throughout the month of June. The gallery is located at 147 Lochiel Street in Sarnia and admission is always free.


A Keen Eye: Early Donors

This exhibit celebrates the initial group of men and women who began the permanent collection in the early 1920s. The exhibit offers the chance to see Group of Seven paintings by A.Y Jackson, Lawren Harris, and Arthur Lismer, and also shines light on a never before exhibited oil painting by famed Group of Seven member A.J. Casson – donated and dedicated in memory of Dr. J. Telford Biehn, by his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Arthur Craig.

Gifts of Art! The Bold & The New!

This exhibit celebrates donors of contemporary art. Seminal works produced by Ron Martin, Stephen Andrews, Brian Groombridge, Mark Gomes, Marius Barbeau, Harold Town, David Bolduc, Tom Hodgson, Harold Klunder, Jason McLean, amongst others will be on view. A number of the works included in this exhibit have never been exhibited at the JNAAG.

Family Sundays

Each Sunday, the JNAAG plans family-focused activities from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. All families are welcome to drop-in for an artist-facilitated studio activity inspired by the gallery’s exhibitions or seasonal themes. Children must be accompanies by an adult. Each event is free and open to all ages, however, a $5 donation from each family is suggested to help cover the cost of materials.

June 11: Father’s Day Cards

Create a card that shows off the love for that special man in your life this Father’s Day.

June 18: 3D Foam

Get creative and have fun with foam. One can learn how to design a three-dimensional, funky, foam creation.

June 25: Beaded Sun Catcher

Try to catch the beauty of the sun during the summer solstice by making a beautiful beaded sun catcher.

Note: A previous version of this article contained information about P.D Day programs at the JNAAG. Unfortunately, the JNAAG has informed the Lambton Shield those events have been canceled. For more information, please contact the art gallery.

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