Celebrate Canada, Art & Music Festival


Event Description

June 30:

Join us to celebrate the Canada Day weekend and the McMichael’s summer exhibitions including the opening of the exhibition Maud Lewis.

2pm – Formal opening

Join us for the opening of the exhibition Maud Lewis with a curatorial talk by McMichael Chief Curator Sarah Milroy followed by an exhibition viewing.

3pm – Ken Whitely & Friends, Folk and Blues Performance

Ontario-based Ken Whiteley has been called a “Canadian Pete Seeger on 11”. An engaging performer for audiences of all ages, he has won a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Children’s Album and been nominated for 7 Juno awards and 15 Maple Blues Awards.

A prolific songwriter, his music has won a Genie Award (Best Song in a Canadian film), a United Way Gold Award and been recorded by many other artists. He is an amazing multi-instrumentalist who plays mandolin, banjo, piano, guitars and many other surprises. He’s been called a “folk music renaissance man” and his record production credits include groundbreaking work with Raffi, Fred Penner and dozens of others.

For his visit to McMichael, Ken will be joined by the talented fiddler Anne Lindsay and Gord Mowat on the big string bass.

12 & 1pm – Gallery & outdoor family tours

12:30 & 2pm – Public gallery tours, including Maud Lewis exhibition

Additional Information

All events are free with gallery admission.