WAG Director Squaring Off in Artsy Debate

WAG Director Squaring Off in Artsy Debate

The executive director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery is about to debate what he’s knows best — art.

Dr. Stephen Borys is one of four Canadian arts leaders participating in the 4th Annual Walrus Debate at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 2.

Borys will team up with the Globe and Mail’s Kate Taylor to square off against the National Gallery of Canada’s Director and CEO Marc Mayer and art critic Sarah Milroy. CBC radio host Carol Off will moderate the artistic word-slinging.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to have some fun with a topic about which I am very passionate,” Borys said. “It’s great for Winnipeg and Manitoba to be represented at this national debate, with the other distinguished participants all residing in the East.”

Proceeds from the event will support writers and artists through the work of The Walrus Foundation. The foundation will donate $10,000 worth of advertising to the WAG in appreciation of Borys’ participation.

The debate will be streamed live on WalrusSoapBox.ca at 6 p.m. CT.