Celebrate Aboriginal Culture at the WAG’s Family Sunday

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating Aboriginal culture at its June 8 Family Sunday with dance, song, story-telling, and art-making. The Gallery will be open from 11am to 5pm, with activities taking place from 1:30 to 4pm.

Inspired by the bold and colourful artwork on one of Canada’s most important Indigenous artist alliances,  this Family Sunday features the exhibition 7:Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. and the art of Jackson Beardy, Eddy Cobiness, Alex Janvier, Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray, and Joseph Sanchez.

Jackson Beardy’s grandson, Jackson Beardy 111, will perform a traditional hoop dance accompanied by singing and drumming by his father, Byron Beardy. The performance will be interactive, giving visitors a chance to try out this very intricate dance. A storyteller will relate the story of Nanabush and the Spirit of Winter as retold in the beautifully illustrated book by Daphne Odjig. As with all Family Sundays, there will be an art-making workshop for kids to create their own works of art inspired by the exhibition.

“We hope that families of all backgrounds will join us to learn about, and celebrate, the creativity and stunning artwork that comes from the Aboriginal community here in Winnipeg and beyond,” says Aline Frechette, Art Educator, Youth Programs.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate – a lens and forum – helping people see and experience more through art. Playing a vital role in the community, engaging and enriching people of all ages and backgrounds through art and culture, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative, innovative, and accessible place for learning, discovery, and inspiration.

For more information, please contact:
Tammy Sawatzky
Public Relations Coordinator
204.789.1295
tsawatzky@wag.ca

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