Thursday, March 7, 7-9pm | Artists in attendance | Free admission
Artists: Melenie Fleischer, Michael Shumiatcher, Eric Wilson, a group of Dene Artists
Experience the melding of two rich cultural traditions with performance of “Dehcho” by Eric Wilson.
exhibit dates: March 7-April 7, 2019
A collaboration between a group of Jewish artists from Vancouver and the artists and musicians from the Liidlii Kue First Nation from Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories.
Eric Wilson performed a musical work that combined the cello with the traditional Dene caribou skin drums. Painters Melenie Fleischer and Michael Shumiatcher found inspiration in the Celebrations of the Dene people. A group of Dene artists have reciprocated creating art that celebrates their traditional life: birch bark baskets, moose hair tufting and beaded moccasins.
Photograph (detail): Eric Wilson playing cello beside Sambaa Deh River
Thursday, March 21, 7-9pm
POETS: Cynthia Sharp, David Geary, Ingrid Rose, Laura Farina, Alana Clohessy, Bonnie Nish
There will be an open mic time when the audience will have an opportunity to write and read poems relating to the exhibit.
Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, and made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant