The Art Gallery of Northumberland (AGN) is thrilled to announce the return of Spotlight Series, the annual arts education fundraiser known for shining the spotlight on artists from across Northumberland County. Typically presented to a live audience inside the gallery as a ticketed event, Spotlight Series 3 will be presented in a digital format and screened in community locations across the County including Campbellford, Warkworth and Cobourg, with safe measures in place.
Bridging music and multimedia and the visual arts, Spotlight Series 3 features Kate Boothman, Cale Crowe, Oli Goldsmith, Kate Hessin, Ian Jack, and Jennifer Trefiak sharing their stories, passion and process in a “mini doc” series of short artist profiles. “Support for the arts is vital. We want to keep hearing from the outstanding artists from across the county. And we want to meet the community where they’re at to celebrate and engage with the arts, essential more than ever to our wellbeing,” says series producer Elizabeth Palermo. “What’s exciting is going digital allows us to take Spotlight Series to the streets and also reach expanded audiences online.”
Spotlight Series 3 is a FREE event made possible by local sponsors and the Ontario Trillium Foundation Resilient Communities grant. The first two Spotlight Series raised $10,000 and continues to support online arts education initiatives like the Art to Go kits, which afforded art activity kits to Northumberland families through a partnership with Local Food for Local Good. Previously, we partnered with Rebound Child and Youth Services to send children to AGN’s Summer Art Camp. Together we have brought community engagement art projects that perhaps would not have happened without the support of the Spotlight Series fundraiser.
Spotlight Series wouldn’t exist without the collaboration of local artists and the dedicated support of businesses like SMM Law. For the third year in a row, Sarah Jacob has directly enabled arts education programming for local youth and adults in the community by sponsoring Spotlight Series.
Sarah’s work as a lawyer focuses on her areas of expertise: Corporate and Commercial Law, Estate Planning and Administration, and Real Estate. She has a history of engagement and advocacy in support of women, low-income families, and the homeless. Sarah is also an active supporter of the arts in Northumberland County, having previously been a Board Member with Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art in Port Hope and currently on the Board of Directors at the AGN.
“Proudly serving Northumberland residents with competency, caring, and compassion for over 30 years.”
Thank you, Sarah for your dedication and support!