In honour of Earth Day, held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection, the Flint Cultural Center organizations will host a three-day celebration providing free educational programs and activities for young people and families from April 21 – 23, 2016.

Canadian explorers, conservation photographers, authors and storytellers Gary and Joanie McGuffin will be launching the activities on Thursday evening (April 21st) beginning 6pm at the Flint Institute of Arts with a showing of their documentary film “Painted Land: In Search of The Group of Seven”.  A Q&A with the McGuffins will follow the film screening giving the audience an opportunity to find out more about their adventures and their research into the landscapes and paintings of the internationally renowned Group of Seven artists.

On Friday April 22nd at the Flint Public Library, the McGuffins will be giving a slideshow to a teen forum about their Great Lakes canoeing expeditions. Their presentation, linking art, adventure and conservation issues will include a short preview from “Painted Land”.   A Q&A with the students will follow the presentation.

To find out more visit: http://earthdayflintcc.org/

 

The McGuffins presenting for the Teen Forum from Carman-Ainsworth High School on Earth Day 2016 at Flint Public Library

The McGuffins presenting for the Teen Forum from Carman-Ainsworth High School on Earth Day 2016 at Flint Public Library.

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