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Events for the weekend

Updates from the WAAC:

June 16 – Sept 3. Summertime Member Exhibition in the Dignam Gallery. ZOOM Reception Saturday June 19 at 4:00 p.m. open to the public

Click Here for ZOOM Link.

June 7-June 30: Foundling Art Exhibition online in the Ruth Upjohn Gallery. ZOOM Reception Monday June 21 at 2:00 pm. open to the public

Click Here for ZOOM Link.


Juneteenth now a national holiday in the USA.

Early Photographs of Juneteenth Celebrations from “The Public Domain Review”

Martha Yates Jones (left) and Pinkie Yates (right), daughters of Rev. Jack Yates, in a decorated carriage parked in front of the Antioch Baptist Church located in Houston's Fourth Ward, 1908 — Source

Although Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, the Civil War then raging prevented it being enacted in much of the American South until months or even years later. Emancipation Day, or Juneteenth, is a celebration to mark the eventual country-wide realization of the decree — on June 19, 1865, when around 250,000 enslaved people were finally declared free in Texas — the last state in the US to be reached by the Union Army…read more here:


Cree-Métis baritone Jonathon Adams on performing baroque music and exploring their Indigenous roots. Two-spirit Cree-Métis baritone Jonathon Adams joined guest host Ali Hassan to share what they discovered when they began delving into the history of Indigenous music and how it was brutally suppressed in the residential school system.

What is music, the omni-present, intangible art that touches our hearts? Beethoven’s good friend, the philosopher, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, came up with an unusual and inspired definition of this universal, aural pleasure: liquid architecture! As always, the festival is devoted to the many creative, musical interpretations of this concept: elegant eels in fantasy fountains, mathematico-musical monuments, and inspired improvisations, presented in unexpected, little-known venues of architectural interest including one with a liquid presence. Jonathon Adams will be performing at the Montreal Baroque Festival staring today.


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