Meet creator of Gifts of the North – CANCELLED


The Uxbridge Historical Centre has been hosting a fascinating travelling art exhibit, Gifts of the North, which was created by Northern Ontario artist Janet Hannam. The exhibit consists of 18 whimsical figures which were created using a large variety of techniques including clay working/sculpting, stitching, painting, weaving, beading, spinning, mixed media, and more. Her inspiration for creating this exhibit was to share her love of Northern Ontario, and teach others about this incredible region of Canada.

The creation of this exhibit was made possible by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council. Each sculpture has a different theme and background story relating to physical and cultural aspects of Northwestern Ontario. So much detail went into each anthropomorphic sculpture that it took artist Janet Hannam 4 years to create the exhibit.

To celebrate her exhibit being displayed at the Uxbridge Historical Centre, Janet Hannam will be making the 2000-mile drive from her home in Thunder Bay, to join us for Heritage Days at the Museum on August 25th and 26th. She has reserved a block of time on both days of the weekend to meet with other artists and crafters who are interested in discussing technique, her creations and vision to create the exhibit. This is a great opportunity for local artists to connect with Hannam and view the exhibit alongside other artists.

We invite artists to come to Heritage Days to meet Janet Hannam, and view her incredible exhibit, Gifts of the North. If you have any questions, please contact the Museum at (905)852-5854, or

What: Meet and discuss technique and the exhibit with Janet Hannam, creator of Gifts of the North
Who: Artists, crafters, and anyone interested in artistic technique
When: August 25th and 26th at 11am*
Where: Heritage Days at Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession Road 6, Uxbridge (in our Orange Lodge Hall on the grounds).

*(Please note that Janet Hannam will be present for both full days of the event, but is setting aside the time slot of 11am for this special discussion session; however, if you cannot make it for 11am, please come by anytime throughout Heritage Days to meet with Hannam at the Gifts of the North exhibit)

(‘Warrior’, ‘Boreal’, Hidden’, and ‘Loon’, figurines from Gifts of the North)

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