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New Exhibitions to Open at Jnaag This Spring

Sarnia, ON – The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibitions on First Friday, April 14, at 6:00 p.m.

John Hartman: Many Lives Mark This Place Friday, April 14 – Saturday, September 9, 2023 Many Lives Mark this Place

is an extraordinary exhibition featuring a selection of large-scale paintings from the renowned Ontario-based painter and printmaker John Hartman's portraits series.

This unique exhibition showcases Hartman's exceptional talent for seamlessly combining literature and visual art to celebrate Canada from coast to coast. Through his vivid and evocative portraits, Hartman invites viewers on a transformative journey across the diverse landscapes of our country, each with its own unique story waiting to be told.

Many Lives Mark this Place is a testament to the power of imagination and the profound impact it has on our physical, emotional, and philosophical experience of the world around us. Hartman's art speaks to the collective desire to explore and celebrate the natural beauty and cultural richness of Canada. The exhibition is organized and circulated by the Woodstock Art Gallery and curated by Mary Reid.

Nico Williams: Biskaabiiyang / Returning to Ourselves Friday, April 14 – Saturday, September 9, 2023

Montreal-based artist Nico Williams uses the mesmerizing and tactile materiality of beadwork to explore the intricate connections we have with objects, places, and language. Williams is Anishinaabe and member of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation community, and his multidisciplinary approach frequently involves collaboration and community engagement. His intricate sculptures are entirely hand-woven using hundreds of glass beads and can take on abstracted geometric forms or be sparkling renditions of familiar objects. Through his unique practice, Williams is bringing a fresh perspective to contemporary sculpture while honoring his cultural heritage.

An exclusive members opening event, with artists in attendance, will be held on Friday, May 5 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. For information on how to become a gallery member, please email Rayneata Dunn at or call her at 519-336-8127 ext. 3231.

For information about the exhibitions, visit The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery is open Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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