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tony millerIn recognition of Black History month, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery invites you to an Artist Talk with local exhibiting artist Tony Miller on Saturday, February 8th at 1:00 PM.

Miller will be on hand to discuss his experience as an African Canadian growing up in Owen Sound during the 1950s and provide insight into his artistic practice. The talk is in conjunction with his solo exhibition, Legacies, which is currently on display at the Gallery until March 28, 2020.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.

Tony Miller: Legacies on view until March 28, 2020
Artist Talk: February 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Miller is a featured local artist from Owen Sound, Ontario.

Exploring the ties of family, memory and history, Tony Miller’s exhibition Legacies, presents a survey of work highlighting his multidisciplinary artistic practices as a painter and master printmaker. Miller shares a cross-section of linocuts and paintings revealing his personal history, traditions and identity with his African Canadian roots growing up in Owen Sound in the 1950s. His paintings, through colourful layers of acrylics, oils and enamels, shed light on Canada’s colonial past, depicting the hardships experienced by his African ancestors who faced slavery, racism, poverty and injustice. The show paints several important personal legacies for Miller, from his great-great-grandfather to his own parents, telling real stories of remarkable people.

source: media release, Tom Thomson Art Gallery

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