A Forum to Close the 4th Wall: Justice, Art & Youth Exhibition

You are invited to the closing Forum of the 4th Wall: Justice, Art and Justice Exhibition. Open to the public, the event will take place on January 24, 2015, between 1 and 3 pm at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax.

Facilitated by poet laureate El Jones, the closing forum will focus on the themes addressed in the exhibition. Arts, poets and authors will speak about the relevance of addressing issues tied to justice through the power of words. A discussion with audience will follow.

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Closing Event For The Justice, Art & Youth Exhibition

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2014 Diplomatic Ball

On December 9, 2014, at the Chateau Laurier, in the National Capital, the Ottawa Diplomatic Association will be hosting its 2014 Diplomatic Ball. This year, with Her Excellency the Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean, Secretary General designate of La Francophonie, as honorary guest, the event will honour the Michaelle Jean Foundation for its work supporting underprivileged youth across Canada through the arts. For more information, please contact 613. 233.8900 or ambassador@embassyhonduras.ca.

Rendez-Vous: Art Gallery of Ontario

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) are delighted to invite you to visit the 4th Wall: Youth Solidarity Project exhibition organized to mark World Pride 2014. The exhibition highlights the work of six young Canadian artists from across Canada. Housed in a temporary exhibition at the AGO, between June 22 and November 15, 2014, the artwork will likely inspire Canadians to work together to promote safe, inclusive and healthy communities for Two-Spirited and LGBTTIQQ youth throughout the country. Moreover, more than 2,000 Canadians selected the work of one of the artists, Pablo Muñoz, to be transformed into an outdoor mural, which will be unveiled in September 2014 in Toronto. For more information.

Roxanne Painting

Vote for Art that Promotes Youth Solidarity

Canadians of all ages can now vote online for artwork by one of the six finalists that best reflects the project’s theme of “Solidarity with Canada’s Two-Spirited and LGBTTIQQ* Communities.” The winner will be announced at the Youth Solidarity Forum, awarded a $1,000 CAD prize and have the winning artwork transformed into a public outdoor mural. The online vote at www.youthsolidarityproject.ca.