Gathering Colour: Talk and Virtual Paint Night with Anong Beam of Beam Paints

START/END:   November 4

TIME:   6:30 to 8 PM



INSTRUCTOR:   Anong Beam

LOCATION:   Digital, via Zoom

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Beam Paints is the result of a multi-generational love of pigment, paint, colour, and innovation. Painter and entrepreneur Anong Beam was raised by her artist parents, Carl Beam and Ann Beam, and taught from a young age how to harvest pigment in the LaCloche mountain range near her home in M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Beam Paints draws on Anong’s early education in Indigenous pigment and expands it to encompass all paint traditions.

Join us for an evening with Anong Beam, who will talk about her approach to producing small batch paint, what inspires her to do so, and the role of health, safety and sustainability in guiding her work as a painter and paint maker. Over the second half of this program, Anong will lead participants through a participatory painting demonstration. Those who sign up for Anong’s workshop will have access to a discount code for purchasing paint sets from the Beam Paints website, or may choose to purchase a set locally from the AGB Shop, while limited quantities last.

This event is Pay-What-You-Can ($20 suggested). Pre-registration is required via Eventbrite. This event will be delivered via Zoom; the link to the Zoom room will be shared within 24 hours before the event. This event will be captioned for increased accessibility. For more information, contact

Anong Migwans Beam is a painter from Mchigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island and is inspired by the physical history of place, the natural landscape, and the relationship between water and memory. Anong was born to parents who encouraged her to develop as an artist. She was raised with a meaningful connection to both her artistic familial roots and rich ancestral heritage. Beam’s large-format oil paintings incorporate a multitude of image-making approaches, including photo transfer, printmaking and collage.