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SPARK: A FIRESIDE ARTIST TALK SERIES AT THE NATIVE EDUCATION COLLEGE

SPARK: A FIRESIDE ARTIST TALK SERIES AT THE NATIVE EDUCATION COLLEGE

Vancouver, BC – grunt gallery presents Spark: A Fireside Artist Talk series at the Native Education College on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

This informal lunch-time talk is hosted by artists who push at the boundaries of the traditional and the contemporary. How do their creations offer insight into broader issues that Indigenous people are faced with in the world today? What sorts of barriers or challenges exist for these artists? What strategies do they use to overcome these challenges?

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: 12:15 – 1:00 pm
Place:  Native Education College, 285 East 5th Avenue (in the Longhouse)

FEATURED ARTIST:

Larissa Healey (aka Gurl23) is an Ojibway mural artist and an inspirational leader for street youth drop-in cultural programs like the Museum of Anthropology’s Native Youth Program, one of Canada’s longest running First Nations programs.

Larissa’s artwork has been seen at The Vancouver Art Gallery, The Bill Reid Gallery, Power Plant Gallery, The National Gallery of Canada and The Museum of Anthropology, to name a few.  You might also recognize her work from underneath the Granville Street Bridge at the entrance to Granville Island, among many other places.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This recurring event is always FREE, and all are welcome to attend. Bring your own lunch or purchase from the NEC’s small canteen.

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MUSKRAT Magazine

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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