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For Immediate Release:
September 26, 2017

Exhibition Preview for the Media: Meet the Artists of Blue God and the Serpents and 150 Muslim Contributions to Canada Wednesday, September 27

Two Diverse Exhibitions to open for Culture Days and Doors Open Weekend

BRAMPTON, ON (September 25, 2017) – Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is excited to launch two new exhibitions on September 30 during Culture Days and Doors Open Brampton. PAMA will be offering free admission to visitors all weekend.

What: PAMA is inviting the media to preview and talk to the artists and partners of Blue God and the Serpents and 150 Muslim Contributions to Canada, two diverse exhibitions to open for Culture Days and Doors Open Weekend
  • Blue God and the Serpents Exhibition: Meet Brampton-based artist Sharada Eswar and members of her collaborative team.
  • 150 Muslim Contributions to Canada: a Multimedia Exhibit: Meet our partners from MuslimFest as well as exhibiting Mississauga-based artist Khaula Mazhar
  • PAMA Manager, Marty Brent and Art Gallery Curator, Thomas Smart
When: Wednesday, September 27 at 10 a.m.
Where: 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton, ON. in the Museum lobby

Please note that our parking lot is currently under construction and there is no on-site parking. Parking is available at Brampton City Hall on George Street.

Information on the Exhibitions:

Blue God and the Serpents is a multi-media exhibition by Brampton-basedartist Sharada Eswar and her collaborative team of Sonja Rainey and Rup Sidhu. This is the Ontario debut of this art project conceived as a shadow puppet theatre, telling us the story of the 10 incarnations of Vishnu. Peeling back layers, the project discusses imbalance on earth, untold truths, and deals with finding our own personal balance inside.

“We are excited for the Ontario debut of our art project. Better yet, as a Brampton resident I am excited to launch this exhibition at PAMA in my community! We invite visitors of all ages to come and explore this unique exhibition and be immersed in our opening performance on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 3 – 4 p.m.” says artist Sharada Eswar.

150 Muslim Contributions to Canada, is an exhibit highlighting members and groups from the Muslim community and the positive impact they’ve had on Canada. This exhibition was launched at MuslimFest this summer and now travels to PAMA along with some fantastic programming happening in early October celebrating Islamic Heritage Month.

“We are thrilled to showcase this travelling exhibition with our partners from MuslimFest and to share the dynamic stories from artists in the Muslim community in celebration of Islamic Heritage Month in October” says PAMA Art Gallery Curator Tom Smart. “At PAMA we are striving to create safe and inclusive spaces to share in the stories of our diverse community. We invite you to explore, create and connect with arts and culture and learn about one another.”


PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, and to converse, question and tell stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages: students, families, adults and seniors. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E.in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.


Media Contacts:

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Co-ordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
905-791-4055, ext. 7596

Shereen Daghstani
Supervisor, Corporate Communications
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4643

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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