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Sunday 15 October 2017
1–4 pm

100 Years of Art is a collaborative celebration of the Agnes and Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre taking place at the Agnes Atrium. The “100 Minutes for 100 Years” forum marks these galleries’ respective 60th and 40th anniversaries of championing visual art with invited presenters for each decade. Speakers will offer anecdotes and insights in ten dynamic 10-minute slots, conjuring the highlights and turning points that have brought us to the present day. Kingston Economic Development CEO Donna Gillespie, a former Agnes docent and curatorial assistant, has agreed to serve as timekeeper, reprising her role in the Agnes’s 1998–1999  ARTCAPS program.  Screening/presentation of chronology material from both galleries will set the tone. Delicious refreshments and birthday cake form a centrepiece for the afternoon. 

Free Family Care Drop-In is available between 1–4 pm.

Speakers by  Decade

1957–1966
Nathalie Sorensen, Artist, Poet, and Daughter of André Biéler, Inaugural Director of the Agnes
1967–1976
Michael Bell, Past President, Community Foundation for Kingston & Area, and Former Director of the Agnes
1977–1986
Christopher Broadhurst, Artist, and Former Art Instructor at the Agnes
Sarindar Dhaliwal, Original Member of MFARC and Internationally Recognized Artist
1987–1996
Pierre du Prey, Professor Emeritus and Queen’s Research Chair, Department of Art History and Art Conservation, Queen’s University
Ted Worth, MFARC Former Director and Financial Advisor for 20 years
1997–2006
Barry Fagan, Financial Coordinator at the Agnes
Sandra Jass, Artist, Former Director and Longtime Friend of MFARC
2007–2016
Sarah E.K. Smith, Assistant Professor, Communication and Media Studies, Carleton University, and Former Curator at the Agnes
Michael Davidge, Former Artistic Director MFARC, Artist, Enthusiastic Supporter of the Arts

 

Other events that Celebrate 60 include:
Shaken, Not Stirred: 60th Anniversary Gala
Make Art Like It’s 1957
Homecoming and Anniversary Weekend Features
A Tale of Two Houses
Distinguished Lecturer: Eric Jan Sluijter