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Creative Accessibility: Creative Freedom with Milli Flaig Hooper

Created in partnership with Arts AccessAbility Network of Manitoba

An agreed upon dream takes time to become a 3D reality. Sometimes all that we have is a calling for creative freedom without knowing the details of how we will get there or what it could look like. We just imagine what it might feel like to have it. This workshop is the story of Milli Flaig-Hooper, paper maker and paper artist and how she became The Paper Fifrildi. Milli will share what made her journey possible with the assistance of Rose Flaig, an Inclusion Advocate who is also her mother.  

Creative Accessibility is a series of workshops that will explore disability art, the experiences of artists with disabilities and how to make art accessible. These workshops will be beneficial not only for emerging artists with disabilities, but artists at all levels of their career with and without disabilities.

 

Other Workshops in this Series:

June 4: Accessibility for Deaf Artists

June 11: Invisible Challenges

June 23: Exploring Creative Access

June 25: Chronic Illness and Creativity

 

It is in the unspoken word that Milli Flaig Hooper designs exquisite paper creations which speak volumes. The gentle sensibility she coaxes out of recycled paper presents the viewer with the opportunity to sink into her tactile world like a soft pillow might receive a weary head. Milli expresses her creativity through a collaborative process. 

Milli discovered this art process in 2007 when she experimented with handmade paper. So many sheets of recycled paper have been produced, then used to create award-winning art, and many other products – cards, magnets, bookmarks, and ornaments. Her involvement with the WAVE Artists’ Studio Tour began in 2009 in a shared gallery. The following year Milli went solo with her own studio and has been involved ever since. 

The love of paper making has grown in technique and diversity. Milli has incorporated other interests in her art with puzzles and fibre. She has been recognized for her unique work with awards in the Interlake Juried Art Shows, and the Jane Cameron Award (for Canadian artists with Down syndrome).  

Image Description: This is a photo of Milli. Milli is a young white woman with blonde hair. She is smiling slightly and looking off in the distance. She is wearing glasses, a bright pink t-shirt and a name tag with her name against a bright yellow background.

 

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba is a regional not-for-profit artist run charitable organization dedicated to the full inclusion of artists and audiences with disabilities into all facets of the arts community.

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