The Year of the Pandemic from an Artists' Perspective: It's Complicated
Pandemic hit hard many people, so we wanted to check with a few of our artists to see how they are doing and what they've been working on over the last several months.
The World in Faces - Portraits of Indigenous People
The world is a beautifully diverse place with hundreds of unique Indigenous and ethnic minority groups, many of which are currently living on the edge, losing identity, language, traditions and, in some cases, facing total extinction. The World in Faces photo project by Alexander Khimushin celebrates diversity of the world through the portraits of its people from all ethnic groups. "While on the road, I realized that people were the most interesting part of my travel experience; it is them that I have the most unforgettable memories about. I was especially fascinated by people living in remote, off-the-beaten-path places, where traditional lifestyle and ancient...
Meet Margaret, Canadian Indigenous "Craft Police"
Margaret is a well-known community member and an entrepreneur in First Nations art and crafts. She's been selling since 1972. Initially, she started collecting items from remote communities on the Manitoba border that could be only accessed through bush planes. Eventually, she collected a lot of items that she couldn't move in her apartment and had to open a crafts store.
Fun Day at the Indigenous Artisan Marketplace
Last weekend I took my son Lucas to the Indigenous artisan marketplace and a holiday craft show that was held at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT) at 16 Spadina Road.It's an annual event that NCCT holds at their center around Christmas time to promote local Indigenous artists.
Our 2nd Consultation with Native Canadian Artists
The overall feedback at our second consultation with Indigenous artists was consistent with our first consultation, even though we had a few new people attending meeting this time.