Parallel Lines — Interactive Art Exhibition and Workshops — by Amanta Scott / by Amanta Scott

Parallel Lines is an interactive art installation and social engagement project created by Amanta Scott. 

The title “Parallel Lines” refers to the physical and emotional bars of the prisons in which we periodically find ourselves. 

It also refers to how opposite sides of a road, in one-point perspective, appear to converge in the distance — just as seemingly opposing view-points can converge with a new understanding. 

Inviting people of all ages and cultures to interact, create their own works and share their stories, Parallel Lines explores perception and choice; and encompasses: a series of encaustic paintings; interactive sculpture installations featuring prison beds reclaimed from Kingston Penitentiary for Women; and a pathway of eggshells upon which Visitors may walk. 

Amanta Scott will be performing; inviting public participation; facilitating discussion sessions at the museum; and directing workshops in the community, bringing people together to explore: who we are, where we come from and what matters to us — through storytelling, song, and painting.

Exhibition Opening:

March 3rd, 2018

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Museum of Northern History

2 Chateau Dr, Kirkland Lake, ON, P2N 3M7

Workshop 1:

Friday March 2nd, 2018

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Beaverhouse First Nation Community

26 Station Road North, Kirkland Lake, ON, P2N 3L1

Workshop 2:

Monday March 5th, 2018

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Canadian Mental Health Association
Cochrane Timiskaming

5 Kirkland Street West, Kirkland Lake, ON, P2N 1N9

* * * Bring an old key; and a photograph * * *

— significant to you in some way —
for use in a painting created in the workshop.

Wear comfortable old clothes for painting.

No previous arts experience is necessary.

Lunch is provided.


Beaverhouse — Ted or Marlene: 705-567-2022 •

CMHACT — Ly-Anne or Mélanie: 705-567-9596 •

LeadingTone — Amanta: • 


This project is made possible thanks to the generous assistance of:



Beaverhouse First Nation

First Nation

KL Contemporary Art Committee

KL Contemporary Art Committee

Kirkland Lake District Composite School

Kirkland Lake District Composite School