Five prominent Canadian artists will provide their insights on the role of the arts during a panel titled, “The arts in Canada – where next?” presented as part of the launch of the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) which opens on September 25 at Mahon Hall. Panellists will discuss the arts in society, artistic development, public support and funding, and prospects for young artists.
-Artist, art writer for the Victoria Times Colonist, Robert Amos
-Oscar-winner for set decoration, Jim Erickson
-Author and finalist for Governor General’s Award for fiction, Kathy Page
-Theatre director, artistic director, Belfry Theatre Victoria, Michael Shamata
-Prima Ballerina, Director/Producer, Filmmaker & Author, Veronica Tennant
Reception to follow. Please note, tickets for this event go on sale August 17th.