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Sunday 25-Aug-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (More Dates)


Kamloops Art Gallery
101 - 465 Victoria Street Phone Number: (250) 372-7323

Event Description

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday August 17, 1 - 5 pm ART EXHIBITION in the KAC Galleries Aug. 14 to Sept. 7, 2019 An Anishinaabe Worldview Artist Statement: I am most comfortable working on large canvases. I enjoy using deep, rich colour to make both large striking stokes on the canvas, locking in shape, as well as fine lines to create movement, flow and balance as the exterior outlines become unified with the images found inside. Thinking of colour in the abstract allows for a shamanic interpretation of the world around us. These animals, these clans, they are teachers. They inform the Anishinaabe of the important lessons in life. They carry the hopes, the dreams and the prayers of the people. They live in our hearts and when we view them in the water, on the land or in the air, we remember our place next to them. I uses bright, bold colour to reflect nobility and honour to create work as a student of the Woodlands school of art. This style is of significant spiritual importance to me. It is my birth right. It is a unique cultural legacy left for me to study by my ancestors. In my work, I try to create life as the Anishinaabe have seen it for over 12,000 years on the plains and around the Great Lakes. In my art, I find my Ojibway identity and worldview reflected back at me when I complete work I am proud of. Artist Bio: Mike Alexander is an emerging Anishinaabe artist originally from Swan Lake First Nation in Manitoba. Adopted out to a non-Indigenous family shortly after birth in 1974, Mike is a sixties scoop survivor, raised without a connection to his community or culture, never learning his own language. The impact of this disconnection has been profound. Mike has lived with alcoholism and major depression, growing up in a society where he did not see himself reflected in the world he lived in. At age 41, Mike survived an attempt to die by suicide. This experience caused an important shift to occur in his life. Newly sober, he began an intense physical and mental health transition that continues today. For more information visit: Supported by the first peoples' Cultural Council Arts Program

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Sunday 25-Aug-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 26-Aug-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 27-Aug-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 28-Aug-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 29-Aug-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 30-Aug-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 31-Aug-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 01-Sep-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 02-Sep-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 03-Sep-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 04-Sep-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 05-Sep-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 06-Sep-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 07-Sep-2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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