The Walker Cultural Leader series brings leading artists, performers, practitioners and academics to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University. Engaging, lively and erudite, these sessions celebrate professional achievement, artistic endeavour and the indelible role of culture in our society. This educational program is generously funded by Marilyn I. Walker.


Janet Werner is an acclaimed Canadian painter with an international reputation who teaches at Concordia University. As part of a visit to Brock University – in which she will be selecting works by senior Brock University Visual Arts students to be exhibited in the upcoming exhibition, From likeness to fiction: the portrait inside out – she will also give a public presentation entitled Painting the Imaginary Portrait.

"In Werner¹s current practice […] an argument erupts between beauty and the grotesque and the figure itself becomes the site of contest." ~ Parisian Laundry, 2012

April 1 – 26, 2015

Rodman Hall Art Centre, 109 St. Paul Cres., St. Catharines

Free community event.

Exhibition: From likeness to fiction: the portrait inside out

May 24 – June 6, 2015

Exhibition Hall, Department of Creative and Festival Arts, The University of The West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad W. I.

Free community event.


For more information, contact: Prof. Shawn Serfas, Visual Arts, sserfas@brocku.ca