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A Place Between – A 60’s Scoop Arts Project April 7 – April 29, 2017

A Place Between – A 60’s Scoop Arts Project April 7 – April 29, 2017

Press Release
A Place Between – A 60’s Scoop Arts Project
April 7 – April 29, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, April 7, 2017 at Urban Shaman Gallery

We will be open for First Fridays in the Exchange from 5pm to 11pm

8pm Jesse McMann
9pm Shayla Elizabeth
10pm Billy Joe Green

Location: 203-290 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Film screenings around the downtown area and locations of off-site artworks (See info below).

Featuring over twenty contemporary Indigenous artists who have produced artworks, performances, writing, and films in which they each describe a myriad of experiences on being adopted out or placed in care.

The Urban Shaman Gallery has also commissioned new works by Scott Benesiinaabandan, Tasha Hubbard, George Littlechild, and Jesse McMann to be included in a group exhibition at the same time.

With the recognition that dealing with the 60’s Scoop is a move towards healing and reconciliation, and as the first and largest group exhibition that has a focus that spans from the 60’s Scoop in Canada to issues that currently exist of Indigenous children forcibly removed from their homes. The Urban Shaman Gallery is cognizant that here in Winnipeg there is a need to socially engage and involve the community.

Details of all events and Artist Bios please check our web site at www.urbanshaman.org 

Date: April 7 (open for First Fridays in the Exchange)
Time: gallery open from 5-11pm, performances start at 8pm
Location: Urban Shaman Gallery 203-290 McDermot Avenue (Free Event)
Evening performances by Jesse McMann, Shayla Elizabeth, and Billy Joe Green

In the Main Gallery
Artists: Benjamin Chee Chee, Sam Ash, George Littlechild, Jennifer Brass, Mary Longman, Scott C. Stonechild

In the Marvin Francis Media Gallery
Artists: Lacy Morin-Desjarlais and Tasha Hubbard

Off Site Pieces

Art installed April 7- 29, 2017
Artist: Scott Benesiinaabandan
Location: North Facing Pattison Billboard in the Parking lot of Neechi Commons at 865 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Artist: Lacy Morin-Desjarlais
Location: Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. 363 McGregor Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Office hours 8am to 4:30pm (open various evenings)

Artist Talk, Gathering and Feast for Adoptees and Public

All Are Welcome!

April 8 at 3pm location 203-290 McDermot Avenue
Prayers, Artist talks and speeches
Beverley McKiver and Lesley Parlane reading from Voices from the Adoption Files: a glimpse into the 60’s scoop phenomenon
Feast to follow we invite participants from all backgrounds and experiences to join us in supporting the adoptees and families!

Film Screening Events:

Date: April 22,2017
Location: Circle of Life Thunderbird House, 715 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Times: 2-6pm.
Artist Talks at 2pm; films begin at 3pm; light refreshments and snacks served at 5pm
Films by Zachery Longboy, Tasha Hubbard, Carol Greyeyes,

Still from Zachery Longboy's "Confirmation of My Sins"
Still from Zachery Longboy’s “Confirmation of My Sins”

Date: April 24, 2017
Location at Winnipeg Film Group Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Price $6-10
Times: 7-9pm
Films by Jackie Traverse, and Curtis Kaltenbaugh

Still from Jackie Traverse's "Two Scoops"
Still from Jackie Traverse’s “Two Scoops”

Date: April 25, 2017
Location at Winnipeg Film Group Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Price: $6-10
Times: 7-9pm
Films by Alanis Obamsowin, and Barry (whitecap) Hambly

Still from Alanis Obamsowin's "Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Metis Child"
Still from Alanis Obamsowin’s “Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Metis Child”

Organizers of  A Place Between – A 60’s Scoop Arts Project
Marcel Balfour, Daina Warren, Janell Henry

Wahlea Croxen, Carolyn Moar, Velma Orvis

For more information please contact Daina Warren, Director, at daina@urbanshaman.org; or Janell Henry, Project Coordinator, at aplacebetween2017@gmail.com; or call the Urban Shaman Gallery at 204-942-2674.

Special thanks to the National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund 

Sport, Culture, and Heritage | Government of Canada

{Re}conciliation | Canada Council for the Arts

Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery acknowledges the support of our friends, volunteers, community and all our relations, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, NCI FM, and Wawanesa Insurance. And all the donors and sponsors to the project. 

Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery
203 – 290 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2
T 204.942.2674

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