Starblanket Medicine Mural: Visions for our Community
Sat, Mar 17th, 1-3pm
at Carnegie Community Centre (in the 3rd floor classroom)
401 Main Street
Sun, Mar 18th, 1-3pm
at Oppenheimer Park Feildhouse
400 Powell Street
Free to All
For more information contact:
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Starblanket Medicine Mural is a collaboration with Carnegie Community Centre, WePress and Jeska Slater (Young Artist Warriors). In this series of workshops led by Jeska Slater, participants will create a collective Starblanket by drawing or writing their hopes for our neighbourhood. The blankets will be installed as a mural in the front entrance of Carnegie Community Centre.
Jeska Slater is a Nehiyah iskwew (Cree woman) whose Mother’s side of the family is from Ochekwi Sipi (Fisher River Cree Nation) in Manitoba. Jeska is the founder of Young Artist Warriors (YAW). YAW’s mandate is to actively honour Indigenous knowledge and protocol while fostering positive identity development through contemporary art-making. Her work combines traditional teachings and value systems with contemporary art mediums that community. Jeska has ten-year’s experience working with Indigenous communities with a specialization in education. She has mentored with many professional Indigenous artists for painting, regalia making, West Coast Design Protocol and beadwork. Jeska honours her ancestry by highlighting the concept of intergenerational resilience, which is the passing down of cultural strengths, and ancestral gifts through our bloodlines.