Canada's 150 Youth Initiative: Contemporary Indigenous Art

MacLaren Youth workshop with contemporary Indigenous artist Melissa General, 2016
Tour of "past now" at the MacLaren led by contemporary Indigenous artist Luke Parnell, 2011
April 1, 2017 - 10:00 am
Fees: 
Free; Materials provided.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
CANADA 150th YOUTH INITIATIVE: CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS ART

WORKSHOP IS FULL. CALL GALLERY FOR WAITING LIST 705-721-9696

In partnership with the Barrie Native Friendship Centre and the Beausoleil First Nation Springwater Park, with support from the Barrie Community Foundation, the MacLaren Art Centre is pleased to offer an innovative programme for youth focusing on contemporary Indigenous art. The objectives of this special initiative are to foster the artistic development of youth in Simcoe County and to nurture their understanding of contemporary Indigenous visual culture through discussions, workshops and exhibition programming.

Youth ages 14 to 18 are invited to join professional Indigenous artists and curators in a series of six free workshops at the Gallery. The contributors are William Kingfisher (Chippewas of Rama First Nation Reserve); Clayton Samuel King (Potawatomi descent, Beausoleil First Nation); Gerald McMaster (Plains Cree and Blackfoot); Lisa Myers (Anishinaabe from Beausoleil First Nation and the Georgian Bay region); Luke Parnell (Haida and Nisga’a heritage); and Mary-Anne Barkhouse (Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation).

Beginning Saturday, March 25, 2017, this weekly series will introduce regional youth to Indigenous values, history, visual and popular culture, myths and legends among other narratives. From 10 am to 12 pm, youth will be engaged in discussion with each contributor, followed by a hands-on visual arts workshop from 1 to 3 pm in the MacLaren’s sunlit Education Centre.

Youth Workshops:
Saturdays, March 25 to May 6, 2017 (no workshop April 15)
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Free! Materials provided

TO REGISTER, call Christina Mancuso, Education Officer, at 705-721-9696 ext. 234 or email christina@maclarenart.com. We look forward to your participation and creativity!

The MacLaren Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th. Le MacLaren Art Centre remercie le Fonds communautaire pour le 150e anniversaire du Canada pour son soutien au
projet.

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