Great Canadian music meets great Canadian art
OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - To celebrate the 41st annual JUNO Awards taking place in Ottawa on April 1st 2012, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) is partnering with The
Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and the JUNO
Awards to pair great Canadian art with great Canadian musicians.
Eight Canadian JUNO Award nominees and winners are in the process of
visiting the Gallery in Ottawa to choose artworks with particular
meaning to them. Their responses are being captured in a series of
short videos, which will be hosted online beginning March 26th until the end of October 2012. The responses will also be made
available as an audio tour for those visiting the NGC.
Participating artists: Classified, Hollerado, Kellylee Evans, Lynn
Miles, Mighty Popo, Gabriel Malenfant (Radio Radio), Shad and Chuck
Comeau (Simple Plan).
Bell audioguides are available to visitors in the Great Hall. Cost: $6
This project is sponsored in part by the Ontario Media Development
Admission and NGC hours
Tickets for the Gallery's collection are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors
and full-time students, $4 for youths aged 12 to 19 years, and $18 for
families (two adults and three children). Admission is free of charge
for children under 12 and for Gallery members. Open daily from 10 am to
5 pm, and on Thursdays, until 8 pm. For more information, call
613-998-8888 or 1-888-541-8888.
About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections
of historical and contemporary Canadian art. The gallery also maintains
Canada's premier collection of European Art from the 14th to the 21st
century, as well as important works of American, Asian and Indigenous
Art and renowned international collections of prints, drawings and
photographs. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played
a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its
principal missions it aims to increase access to excellent works of art
for all Canadians. To do so, it maintains the largest touring art
exhibition programme in the world. For more information, visit gallery.ca.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'académie
canadienne des arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a
not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the
Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher
artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the
exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and
promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO
Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the
41st Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and
Sciences' (CARAS) website please visit www.junoawards.ca or www.carasonline.ca.
About OMDC Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is an agency of the
Ontario government that facilitates economic development opportunities
for the province's cultural media industries including: music, book and
magazine publishing, film and television and interactive digital media
industries. Visit www.omdc.on.ca.
JUNO Tour of Canadian Art Twitter:
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Senior Media and Public Relations Officer
National Gallery of Canada
For more information on CARAS and the 2012 JUNO Awards, please contact: