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Event Date: September 05, 2014 - October 02, 2014 | 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM EST
Organized by: The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre
Location: Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre
247 Ricardo St

Dr. Ron Clavier; artist, internationally renowned neuroscientist and teen psychologist will debut 24 original oil paintings paying homage to the great American author John Steinbeck in his exhibition, Awe, Humility & Joy.

This exhibition is a unique multi-dimensional event planned for the 75th anniversary of the publication of Steinbeck’s classic novel “The Grapes of Wrath. Two-time Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson recorded the Steinbeck passages that inspired the paintings exclusively for this exhibition, and California composer Brahm Wenger was specially commissioned to create the accompanying musical score.

Following the exhibition, the audio-guide devices, which were generously provided by Walker Industries Holdings Limited, will be donated to The Alzheimer’s Society of Niagara, for use in their “Music and Memories” program. All are welcome to the opening salon which will be held on September 7th, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. A portion of the sale of paintings will be donated by Dr. Clavier to the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Niagara for use in their Nightlight Youth Services program, helping at-risk youth in our area.
Ron has also planned a Pumphouse Arts Centre “outreach” event at the Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery in association with The Niagara Wine Festival.
The event is entitled "Celebrating 75 Years of Wine Making in Niagara” designed to provide greater insights into the exhibit’s themes and progress made in agriculture, in general, and wine-making in particular since the publication of “The Grapes of Wrath”. The event will be held on Sunday, September 14th (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM). It will offer an afternoon of live entertainment, including music, literature, and drama. The NOTL Writers’ Circle will present original literary tributes to the concepts of AWE, HUMILITY, and JOY. Admission for the event is $40. All of the proceeds from ticket sales will also be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara for use in their Nightlight Youth Services program which provides a safe, supervised and supportive environment to assist at-risk youth reach their full potential.

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