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Art & Ideas Lecture – In Conversation with Rebecca Basciano

November 16 @ 7:00 pm


The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery invites art and history lovers to attend an enlightening Art & Ideas lecture on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.

This lecture will feature Ottawa Art Gallery curator Rebecca Basciano, who will explore the artistic career of under-represented artist Frances-Anne Johnston (1910-1987), one of Canada’s foremost painters of still life’s, flowers, and interiors.

Positioned as a feminist recovery project, this lecture is the result of extensive primary research, creating new space for the appreciation and validation of an artistic practice that was shaped by domestic realities, including motherhood. This lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition “A Family Palette: Frances-Anne Johnston, Franz Johnston and Franklin Arbuckle”.

After the lecture, attendees will have the opportunity to explore Johnston’s work within the exhibition space and engage in question and answer periods directly with the curator.

To attend this event, registration is required and can be completed through the Art & Ideas page of the JNAAG website.

Art & Ideas is a series of presentations that complement the current exhibits by drawing connections to their themes and by featuring discussions with specific artists and experts. The series is redesigned each season to entice creative thought and encourage new perspectives.


November 16
7:00 pm


The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
147 Lochiel Street
Sarnia, Ontario N7T 0B4 Canada
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(519) 336-8127
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