Shannon Kingsbury to play Fourth Friday concert celebrating summer exhibitions at Guelph Museums
Guelph Museums celebrates the opening of two exhibitions on Friday, June 22 with free admission and a free concert at the Civic Museum. Shannon Kingsbury will perform as part of the Fourth Friday concert series to mark the opening of Voices from the Engraver, and Cursive: Reading and Writing the Old School Way.
Singer-songwriter and harpist Kingsbury is a member of Guelph’s vibrant arts scene. She has collaborated with renowned artists across various disciplines and genres in site-specific, multi-disciplinary and conventional performances.
Opening remarks are set for 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by Kingsbury’s performance at 7 p.m.
Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street. Admission on Fourth Fridays is free from 5 to 9 p.m.
About the exhibitions
Voices of the Engraver explores the creative process, technical skill and sheer artistry that underlies every series of Canadian stamps and bank notes from concept to final product. Reproductions of original art, printing plates, tools, rare stamps, and money provide an informative and enriching look at the beauty and intricacy of Canadian stamps and bank notes.
Produced by the Bank of Canada Museum in partnership with the Canadian Museum of History, the exhibition will be on display at Guelph Civic Museum until September 2.
Cursive: Reading and Writing the Old School Way traces the history of penmanship, from the development of systems of writing by ancient cultures to contemporary questions about the future viability of handwriting. The topic of penmanship has never been more compelling than in the digital age.
Produced by Museum London, and featuring artifacts from the Guelph Museums collection, this exhibition is on display at the Civic Museum until September 2.
Sarah Ball | Community Relations Coordinator | Guelph Museums
Public Services | City of Guelph
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