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Loretta Gould Painting | Image Source: Loretta Gould Website

Loretta Gould and her art will be at the Aboriginal Pavilion’s Indigenous arts, culture and sports festival, which runs concurrent to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games from July 10-26, 2015 and August 7-9, 2015.

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Loretta Gould is a Mi’kmaq Quilter/Painter loves bright beautiful Colors. She was Born in 1976 and raised in Waycobah First Nation by her parents ((Annie Catherine(Katie) and Joseph Googoo)). Loretta married at 17 to Elliot gould back in 1994 and raised 5 children. Their children are Dakota, Shianne, Sipu, Phoenix, and Ivy Blue.

Loretta was a quilter for about 10 years after she seen a quilt in a mall. she loved it so much but couldn’t afford it. So she decided to try a shot at making a quilt. and she began to make art quilts in 2010. This is how she was making a living is through her Art quilts. She still makes quilts but its mostly just paintings now.

Loretta’s quilts are hung in a Art Gallery in “Friend United”. Owned by Rolf Bouman. Rolf has asked her to try painting but she kept refusing to do so.

Loretta’s Sewing machine broke in 2013 and so she tried painting. She’s been painting ever since. She Sold her painting to across seas to germany, Finland & Etc.

The only dream Loretta has with her art is that she shares her art around the world. Her Art is her way to get her spirutal feelings on canvas. Her Husband Elliot draws for her at times, and her also paints from time to time then Loretta would add her finishing touches. this family is a good sample of a family unity working together.

Loretta Self taught herself with both quilting and painting. She uses Cotton fabrics with her quilts and Acrylic medium Paints for her canvas.

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About Aboriginal Pavilion

The Aboriginal Pavilion presents the largest Aboriginal cultural event to ever occur in Canada. Over 40 of the finest Aboriginal music talents from across the America’s descend on the Fort York Historic Site’s Common grounds (250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto) for a historic 10 day showcase of musical excellence. Up to 10,000 festival attendees will enjoy this free admission and family-friendly festival that features an energetic mix of music styles from traditional, rock, hip hop and blues to electronic, pop, classical and folk on the Main Stage. This is a cultural feast you do not want to miss!

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MUSKRAT is an on-line Indigenous arts, culture magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary. MUSKRAT embraces both rural and urban settings and uses media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation.

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