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Idle No More: Art In Action

Idle No More: Art In Action

Idle No More: Art in Action

Photos from our art exhibition opening, Idle No More: Art In Action. (Curated by myself)

Read exhibition description below:

Idle No More: Art In Action

Voices that know no borders

 

Idle No More: Art in Action began as community initiative by the Kahnawake Youth Forum to provide youth ages fifteen to thirty with the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas on the topic of Idle No More. The theme was not meant to restrict youth to the political entities that initially drove the movement, but was meant to start a discussion on what it actually means to be Idle No More. We wanted to create a visual narrative about the resiliency of Native People, which consequently revealed a multitude of environmental, spiritual, individual, and political avenues.

As the submission process began, our core team realized that our artistic catalyst on Idle No More exceeded the boundaries of Kahnawake and we found our call out for submissions reached all across Canada and the United States. As a result, the artworks that are displayed in this exhibition feature not only local artists, but artists from Manitoba, Alberta, Massachusetts and Arizona as well. In the end, Idle No More: Art In Action demonstrates the resistance, knowledge and greater sense of community among Aboriginal Youth across the Nation.

We are the youth.

We are the future.

We are the voices that know no borders.

We are Idle No More.

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The OrigiNative Journal

The OrigiNative Journal

The OrigiNative Journal is now live!

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InARTE Journal: Visual Art and Thought from Concordia University Undergraduates in Art Education

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For the 2011-2012 school year, I was selected as the undergraduate editor for Concordia University’s InARTE Journal.

Excerpt from my editorial:

“The idea that language can be multifaceted and individualized to both the learner and the educator helped to formulate the theme for the second issue of the InARTE JournalThe one hundred languages of Art Education. Over the course of the 2011-2012 school year, our team of editors worked to extend the concept of multiple languages from the realm of early childhood education to the realm of art education for learners of all ages. Each page of the journal has been framed to reflect the individual journeys of art educators as they discover their languages and roles as artists, educators, and researchers in the growing field of art education. As the lead editor of the second installment, I have grown to cherish and value the InARTE Journal as a forum for art educators to showcase their unique languages of art education, creating a community of passionate people who can think and create outside of the box of education. After all, we are the educators who take pride in being a horse of a different color and an artist who paints without a brush.”