News Release: March 27, 2019
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives celebrates Sikh Heritage Month all April-long
Brampton, ON (March 27, 2019): Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is excited to usher in April and celebrate Sikh Heritage Month. Enjoy FREE admission sponsored by the Sikh Foundation of Canada and a full schedule of programming celebrating Sikh Heritage, Archives Awareness Week, Earth Day and more…
Sikh Heritage Month Weekend Programming
April 6 through 21
Sikh Heritage Month at PAMA provides everyone with an opportunity to learn more about Sikh and Canadian culture, and history through exhibitions, performances and workshops. Check the full schedule by visiting www.pama.peelregion.ca or www.sikhheritagemonth.ca
- Finding self through art: A Sikh experience
Art Therapist, Rapinder Kaur and Sikh Art Historian, Satwinder Gosal will engage in lively conversation with self-taught artist, Dr. Juss Kaur and learn how art became an integral part of her spiritual journey. Participants will have an opportunity to explore the therapeutic benefits of art through this interactive workshop, presented by the Sikh Arts & Letters Forum.
- Sikh Women in Politics
Meet the Sikh women working behind-the scenes in politics as campaign managers, advisors, and staffers, across the political spectrum and in varying levels of government. The panel will discuss the challenges and successes that these women face in politics, and address how the Sikh community can better support women in the political space. ‘KaursVote’ is a new initiative by the World Sikh Organization of Canada.
- Kirtan Workshop
Join an award-winning Saranda player, Amanjot Kaur for a two-hour introductory lesson into the world of Raag kirtan (traditional Sikh style of music composition). The workshop will walk you through the basic Sikh instruments, their qualities, basics of raag kirtan, and how to recite a shabad.
Archives Awareness Week (April 1 – 7)
The week is all about celebrating the PAMA Archives’ unique potential to inspire and excite people, bring communities together, tell memorable stories about the past and preserve documents. Book some time with one of our Archivists today by calling 905-791-4055.
- Archives 101 Teachers Workshop
Thursday, April 4 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Reserve your spot now
- Discovering Treasures in the Archives
Saturday, April 6 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Recommended for ages 11+. Reserve your spot now.
Talk and Sketch
Sunday, April 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
This new series will take a deeper dive into the PAMA collections. Highlighting different selections each month, join us for a unique talk followed by an in gallery sketching session. April's theme is travel.
Public: $10 + tax, Members: $8.50 + tax. Reserve your spot now.
Guest Curator Talk with Timothy Long: Ronald Bloore and the Art of Provocation
Sunday, April 7 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Timothy Long head curator from the MacKenzie Art Gallery will speak about Brampton-born artist Ronald Bloore's connection to the Abstract expressionist movement in Canada. Reserve your spot now.
Brampton Folk Concerts
Thursday April 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
"Colour My World" with Ablett and Cooper and the St. Paul's Blues Band.
Peel Aboriginal Drumming Circle
Third Thursdays, April 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
PAMA and the Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) invite you to participate in an evening of shared traditions and songs.
Please note PAMA is closed Friday, April 19 for the holiday.
Sunday FUNday: Celebrate Earth Day
Sunday, April 21
- Earth Day Activities (1 to 3:30 p.m.)
Engage in fun activities with the whole family to celebrate Earth Day. Drop in throughout the day with PAMA and the Region's Environmental Education Team.
- Family Art & Stories (3:30 to 4:30 p.m.)
Read Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers and design your own earth.
Decorate with Natural Dyes
Monday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In this playful drop in activity, participants will learn natural dyeing basics and how to create dyes made from plants, food and other natural materials. You will also use flowers, food, and leaves to create patterns with simple techniques for the whole family.
PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and 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, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street, East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
905-791-4055, ext. 7596
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4615
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.