Looking for something to do on your lunch break this Friday? Come out to the MacLaren Art Centre for a discussion with artist Michael Vickers, Co-Director of Akin, which provides affordable studio space to practising artists and a range of public programs in Toronto through its sister non-profit organization, Akin Projects.
Art for Lunch with Michael Vickers from Akin
When: Friday, April 5, 12:15 to 1 pm
Where: Rotary Education Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON
About the Artist
Michael Vickers works in sculpture, installation and painting. His practice addresses the seductive and poetic qualities of form and text, while investigating the limits of different materials and presentation methods. Vickers holds an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History from the University of Toronto and a BA from the University of Ottawa. He has exhibited his work at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Mercer Union, Toronto; the Siena Art Institute, Italy; and Clark House Initiative, Mumbai. His multidisciplinary practice has been featured in publications such as Art F City, Esse Arts + Opinions, Canadian Art, The Toronto Star, and GQ Magazine. Michael Vickers is a former resident of Barrie and is currently based in Toronto.
About the Gallery
The MacLaren Art Centre is the regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. The Gallery has a permanent collection of contemporary Canadian art held in trust for the public and presents a year-round programme of world-class exhibitions, education activities and special events.