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The Arts and Parks – Underrepresented Voices

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      Nathaniel Rose
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      Did you know that the arts are a great way of connecting people to parks? The arts let us connect, reflect and create an emotional bond with different topics. Groups like the Group of Seven (a group of prolific Canadian painters in the twentieth century) did a lot for the tourism industry in Canada, getting people out to see our wild and natural places. They painted scenes from the Boreal Forest, Algonquin Park and along Georgian Bay. But what we don’t often think about, is what kind of voices aren’t heard most often – or maybe are excluded from the conversation.

      In the article below, Amanda Parris writes about Black artists who should be thought of alongside the Group of Seven. I wonder what we can learn, and who we can engage from learning about these different voices out there.

      Link: https://www.cbc.ca/arts/5-black-canadian-artists-whose-names-should-be-known-alongside-the-group-of-seven-1.4493206

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