BRAMPTON, ON (May 17, 2017) – Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is honored to host two very special events in May with author Steve Paikin with special guest Bill Davis, and one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists Charles Pachter. Both events are included with the cost of admission and seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Book Reading and Signing – Steve Paikin with special guest Bill Davis
Thursday, May 25, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for an engaging evening and discover things you didn’t know about our very own "Brampton Billy". Author Steve Paikin will read and speak about his book Bill Davis, Nation Builder and Not So Bland After All. A biography of one of Ontario’s most important premiers, who, despite having been out of public life for more than thirty years, is remembered fondly by many as the father of the community college system, TVOntario and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), and was instrumental in amending the Canadian Constitution with an accompanying Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Now 87, Davis still lives on Main Street in his beloved Brampton.
“I am so pleased to visit Mr. Davis’ hometown of Brampton, Ontario and speak in the Peel County Courthouse, the very location the Premier’s father would have fought court cases as a local lawyer,” says Paikin.
In Conversation with Canada’s Artist Charles Pachter
Sunday, May 28, 3 – 4 p.m.
Join Canada’s artist Charles Pachter in conversation with PAMA’s Art Gallery Curator Thomas Smart. Enjoy his thoughtful, contemplative, ironic, humorous and deeply personal stories about his journey as a Canadian artist.
Charles Pachter is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Member of the Order of Ontario. As a painter, printmaker, sculptor and designer, Pachter has been a major contributor to the Ontario and Canadian art scene for over half a century. His distinctive art is woven into the very fabric of Ontario’s self-image and public consciousness. His emblematic images are represented in public and private collections and his ubiquitous “Moose Crossing” road signs can be seen along highways and roads across the province. His work can also be viewed at Toronto’s College Subway Station, Parliament buildings, the Prime Minister’s residence, the Embassy of France in Ottawa and the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
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 St. E.in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.