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Four Outstanding Indigenous Artists Create Giant Murals in Canada’s Capital Region

June 21, 2018
Canadian Heritage, NewsWire

See nākatēyimisowin – Taking Care of Oneself, amazing Indigenous art in the tunnel under Wellington Street at the Portage Bridge in Ottawa.

To mark National Indigenous Peoples Day, nākatēyimisowin – Taking Care of Oneselfopens today in Ottawa in the pedestrian tunnel under Wellington Street at the Portage bridge. Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament (Edmonton Centre), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, invites the public to enjoy this unique and thought-provoking exhibit.

Four artists spent four days painting large-scale murals in the tunnel, creating images that invite the viewer to consider how vulnerability and reflection are both integral and beneficial to active resistance.

The exhibit was curated by Joi T. Arcand, a photo-based artist from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation – Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatchewan, currently living in Ottawa. Ms. Arcand is one of five artists shortlisted for the 2018 Sobey Art Award.

The artists responsible for these murals and the titles of their work are:

  • Glenn Gear
    Ommatik – Heart (translation from Inuttitut, Labrador)
  • Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin
    We Are Resilient
  • Cedar-Eve Peters
    Shifting of Energies
  • Michelle Sound
    Kahkiyaw acāhkosak – All the Stars (translation from Plains Cree)

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