Art-of-Fact exhibition continues!

Hidden Histories

The War of 1812 is considered one of the most important periods in Niagara’s history – a war so important that the Region is celebrating it for two whole years. But how much do you really know about this multi-year boundary dispute? While the famous stories of the war are well known, for every Secord cow there are dozens of untold tales.

Art-of-Fact brings previously unexplored stories of War of 1812 to life through contemporary visual art installations. Five artists of distinct ethno-cultural background are creating works that will be exhibited throughout the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812. Art-of-Fact will be displayed in Niagara museums for adults and children from the Niagara Region and beyond to discover.

Opening Reception - June 8, 2012 - 6:30pm

St Catharines Museum, 1932 Welland Canals Parkway

Uncover the untold stories of the War of 1812 at the launch of the Niagara Artists Centre’s travelling museum exhibit Art-of-Fact, with works by Shelley Niro, Jose Medina, Ernest Harris Jr, Karine Gibolou, and Caitlin Cass. Art-of-Fact brings previously unexplored elements of War of 1812 to life through contemporary visual art installations. The artists play with the usual expectations of a museum environment by offering non-traditional interpretations of the events of the War of 1812 in the guise of museum displays.

The Artists

Shelley Niro
Ernest Harris Jr.
Karine Giboulo
Jose Armando
Caitlin Cass

The Museums

St. Catharines Museum
1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St Catharines
June – September 8, 2012

On display at Niagara Region Headquarters (in the Campbell West corridor)
2201 Saint David's Road, Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
September 12 to October 23, 2012 

Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum
280 King Street, Port Colborne
October 26 to December 14, 2012

Niagara Falls History Museum
5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls
January 18 to March 24, 2013

Welland Historical Museum
140 King Street, Welland
March 30 to June 30, 2013

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