JUNO Tour of Canadian Art To Be Held at WAG

March 13, 2014- WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: To celebrate the JUNO Awards taking place in Winnipeg in March 24-30 2014, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is partnering with the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) in an innovative project that pairs great Canadian art with great Canadian music.
Now in its fourth year, The JUNO Tour of Canadian Art is an exhibit that takes place at a high-profile art gallery in the host city to the JUNO Awards.
2014 JUNO Award nominees and/or past winners select works within the gallery’s Canadian collections that serve as personal or artistic inspiration. Their response is video recorded, and displayed in the gallery next to their chosen piece on screen and via a gallery label, as a part of The JUNO Tour of Canadian Art (JTOCA). Access to JTOCA is free with admission.
Participating artists this year include Dean Brody, Fred Penner, John K. Samson (The Weakerthans), Monster Truck, Royal Canoe, and The Pack A.D.
“There is an intimate connection between the visual arts and music, one that we are looking forward to showcasing with this exciting project,” says Director & CEO of the WAG, Stephen Borys.
This JUNO Tour of Canadian Art was previously hosted at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, and the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

About CARAS
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) was formed in 1975 as an umbrella not-for-profit organization for the JUNO Awards (Canada's Music Awards), MusiCounts (Canada's music education program associated with CARAS), and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
The JUNO Awards is Canada's premier music awards show, which encompasses a week-long celebration of Canadian music, culminating in The JUNO Awards Broadcast.

About The Winnipeg Art Gallery
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate – a lens and forum – helping people see and experience more through art. Playing a vital role in the community, engaging and enriching people of all ages and backgrounds through art and culture, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative, innovative, and accessible place for learning, discovery and inspiration.

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For information, please contact:

Debra Fehr
Manager,Communications and Marketing
204.789.1767
dfehr@wag.ca
 

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