Presented by The Round Table on Black History Month

Exhibition: Have Fingers, Will Travel

Have Fingers, Will Travel will honour Oliver Jones‘ career, and in so doing, Montreal jazz history as a whole. The exhibition will allow the public to get a glimpse of a child prodigy, born and raised in Little Burgundy, whose fingers conquered the world. Following in the footsteps of Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones contributed to the legend of the “Montreal nights”. Under the direction of Stanley Péan, the historical portion will use 11 boards to cover the biggest moments in Oliver Jones’ life and career. Within those boards are important figures who had an impact on Jones’ career and who, from classical to jazz, influenced him on an artistic and musical level.

The artistic component – led by commissioner Guy Chigoho, a gallery owner and collector – will be held at Place des Arts’ Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme, and will present eight artists who, each in their own way, are paying tribute to Oliver Jones: Montreal graffiti artist of Haitian origin, Maliciouz; painter Joseph André, born in Port-au-Prince; French artist of Malian origin, Koly Cherif Keita; Paul Henry Kiese, originally from Kinshasa; multidisciplinary artist Stanley Fevrier; poet Fabrice Kofy; illustrator Kalkidan Assefa, born in in Addis Ababa; and Nigeria-Canadian painter Kosisochukwu Nnebe.

Opening Hours of the Gallery
Everyday from 9 am to 11 pm
This is a free exhibition.

For more information:  514-842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112

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