Chris McNamara

Art gallery to showcase work of Aboriginal youths

An exhibition opening this weekend at the Art Gallery of Windsor will feature works by local youths participating in an educational program through the campus Aboriginal Education Centre.

The 4 Winds STEM – Beginning Time Teaching Project is aimed at encouraging Aboriginal students in grades six, seven and eight to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

Straddling metaphorical borders essential part of ensemble's performances

When the musicians and artists who make up what is now known as the Noiseborder Ensemble first came together in 2008, they were highly influenced by Windsor’s proximity to an international border crossing.

However, the border as metaphor for the perceived divisions between various art forms and classifications – and the ensemble’s efforts to straddle them – have really informed everything they’ve done, according to one of its founding members.