Portage College Native Arts and Cultural Program: Legacy of Graduates Symposium & Exhibition Reception
Join Alberta Craft and the artists of the Portage College Native Arts and Cultural Program: Legacy of Graduates Exhibition for a free in-person Symposium and Exhibition Reception on Saturday, September 23, 2023. The Symposium starts at 1 pm in the Theatre (bottom floor, cSPACE - Marda Loop), followed by a reception for the exhibition from 3 - 5pm, upstairs in the Alberta Craft Calgary Gallery (#280).
Artists Joseph Sánchez, Ruby Sweetman and Coral Madge will speak at the Symposium. Joseph Sánchez is a member of the Professional Native Indian Artists (Native Group of Seven) and Chief Curator for the Museum of Aboriginal Peoples’ Art and Artifacts at Portage College in Lac La Biche. Ruby Sweetman is the Instructor and Coordinator for the Native Arts and Cultural Program at Portage. Coral Madge is a Two Spirit Deh’cho Dene and Métis-Cree Traditional Artist, graduate of Portage, and Steward of Indigenous Collections at the Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton. The speakers will present about their work as artists and their experiences at Portage.