A local group of Indigenous artists and artisans in Edmonton has been working hard to create new spaces to show and sell their work. With the help of the City of Edmonton, EndPovertyEdmonton and ATB Arts and Culture Branch, the group has secured it's first curated exhibit.
Miskowehtawowin means doing things differently to create new results.
This exhibit is all about ways that Indigenous people engage traditions within a contemporary lens. All the work either engages traditional materials in contemporary ways or uses contemporary materials to express Indigenous knowledge. Indigenous Arts tends to be considered on a binary of Traditional or Contemporary when in actuality, it has a broad beautiful field of expression that lands steadily between them. We do not have to choose one or the other; forsaking either tradition or technology to be proud Indigenous peoples.
This exhibit is open Monday to Friday from 9 - 4:30 at the ATB Arts and Culture Branch in the foyer of the CKUA Building (9804 Jasper Avenue).
The group is holding an exhibit opening and fundraiser on August 30, from 5 - 9 pm
Please join for live music by:
- BrokeFix (emerging artists out of Enoch Cree Nation)
- Tammy Lamouche (incredible vocalist from Gift Lake Metis Settlement)
- And the fabulous Jay Gilday.
There will be food by Culina and beautiful works donated by the I.A.M. Collective artists to bid on or win!