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Firekeeper – Jordan Stranger

November 1 - December 6

Artist Statement

Firekeeper is meant to display the heritage of the Anishinaabe peoples’ sacred cultural practices in which I’ve taken part. Through sacred ceremony, we aim to heal or to be healed by those who carry the gifts to do so. The paintings, installation, and animation are efforts made to present the culture in a contemporary setting. To those who view my work, I hope it finds you well and allows you to appreciate and learn about Anishinaabe culture while letting go of any negative stigmas. Moreover, I hope it helps you reach your inner-self to enable self-healing and self-reflection.

I gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council and

Peguis T.L.E. Trust.Thanks to aceartinc. for allowing me to show my artwork in their space. Also, a huge thank you to my family, friends, and colleagues for all of their support in my artistic journey. Migwetch.

 

Launch: Friday, 1 November, 7 pm

Runs: 1 November – 6 December 2019

Artist talk: 7 pm, 23 November 2019

Gallery hours: 12-5 pm Tuesday – Saturday

 

About the Artist

Through pencil, paint, or digital platforms, Jordan Stranger communicates the importance of life, culture, and acceptance. Jordan’s works are deeply rooted in the traditions of his Indigenous culture. As an Oji-Cree individual, Jordan uses his life experiences to drive his artistic passions. He obtained his diploma in Graphic Design at Red River College in 2012 and has worked in advertising for the past 7 years. He commits his evenings and weekends to his artwork and works within his community creating murals and hosting art workshops for youth and adults.

Details

Start:
November 1
End:
December 6
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.aceart.org/category/upcoming-exhibitions

Organizer

aceart
Phone:
(204) 944-9763
Website:
http://www.aceart.org/

Venue

aceart
290 McDermot Ave – 2nd Floor
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K2 Canada
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Phone:
(204) 944-9763
Website:
http://www.aceart.org/