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Wapikwanew: Blossom (Floraison)

June 22, 2017 to July 30, 2017Monday: 9:00 amTuesday: 9:00 amWednesday: 9:00 amThursday: 9:00 amFriday: 9:00 amSaturday: 9:00 amSunday: 9:00 am. Curator: Jaime KoebelArtists: Barry Ace, Christi Belcourt, Simon Brascoup√©, David White Deer Charette, Kelly Duquette, Myrosia Humeniuk, Nathalie Mantha & Florence YeeVernissage: Thursday, June 22, 5:30 to 7:30 pmArtist talk with Kelly Duquette and Florence Yee: Friday, June 23, noon to 12:45 pmPresented in English.Panel discussion with Barry Ace and Nathalie Mantha: Sunday, July 9, 2 to 3 pmPresented in English with bilingual Q&A.Pysanky making workshop with Myrosia Humeniuk: Saturday, July 15, 1 to 4 pmBilingual presentation. Location TBD.Space is limited. Fee: $40 per person. Registration required: [email protected] Walk tour and birch bark biting demonstration with Jaime Koebel and Simon Brascoup√©: Wednesday, July 19, 6 to 7 pmPresented in EnglishRegistration required: [email protected]√Ępikwanew means blossom in Nehiyawewin (the Cree language), and blossoms are a form of natural beauty that emerges in the wake of a winter's sleep. From floral beadwork to ink on eggs, from paint on canvas to birch bark bitings, floral images are a source of symbolism that support self-identification, cultural identity, memory, traditional knowledge and meditation."Through this exhibition, I hope to express two main ideas. First and foremost, I want to highlight how floral art serves as a source of inspiration and connection in so many cultures, something that I personally witnessed in my youth. Secondly, I want to share how flowers provided a kind of balance that took my mind away from the less beautiful things around me.This exhibition is meant to be enjoyed and I hope it brings you happiness and encourages you to think about how flowers are represented in your own life." - Excerpt from the essay by Jaime KoebelPresented in collaboration with the NAC's Canada Scene.. 110 Laurier Avenue WestOttawa, ON K1P 1J1.. Event Details. Location: 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa