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Lawren Harris Week (October 16-23, 2017)

Lawren Harris Week (October 16-23, 2017)

We all know that Brantford is the home of Alexander Graham Bell and Wayne Gretzky, but not as many of us know that the man responsible for the formation of the Group of Seven – Lawren S. Harris – was born right here in Brantford, too.

The Lawren Harris Movement invites the community to Lawren Harris Week in Brantford from October 16-23, 2017. Learn more about who Harris was, where he lived, and about his legacy in Canadian art with a full week of free activities that all ages will enjoy. From walking tours, to talks, to birthday celebrations, to a brand new play, you won’t want to miss what we have in store. The unveiling of the highly anticipated public art piece will wrap up the celebrations on Monday, October 23 at 5pm at the Brantford Public Library.

Pre-registration is recommended for all events, and some events have a maximum capacity, so sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Schedule of Events

Lawren Harris, Machine Age Artist with Roald Nasgaard, former AGO Curator

Tuesday, October 17 at 7pm

Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts

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Paint like Lawren Harris with Paint-Club
Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant (Coach House)
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Lawren Harris Homes Open Houses
Thursday, October 19 at 6-8pm
Lawren S. Harris Medical Clinic (150 Brant Ave.) & the private home of Johannes Huntjens (41 Dufferin St.)
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Brant Theatre Workshops presents The Art of War
Friday, October 20 at 7:30pm
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant (Coach House)
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Lawren Harris Walking Tour with the Brant Historical Society
Saturday, October 21 at 10:30am

Meet at the M. Chandler Heritage House at W. Ross Macdonald School

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Lawren Harris Birthday Party
Sunday, October 22 at 5pm
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
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Unveiling of the Lawren Harris Public Art Piece
Monday, October 23 at 5pm

Brantford Public Library

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The Lawren Harris Movement thanks the Province of Ontario, City of Brantford, Brant Community Foundation, Murky Productions and The Crew / Real Estate for the generous support of Lawren Harris Week.


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