In February, we were invited to help facilitate art activities for Empowering Women Through the Arts, a 4-week art workshop part of the Looking Ahead to Build the Spirit of Our Women: Learning to Live Free from Violence project, a partnership between N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre and Greater Sudbury Police.
Through weekly workshops, the 15 participants created plaster masks and 4 collaborative body maps, representing: pain and trauma, how others see me, how I see myself, and empowerment. The group also created Woodland-style floral paintings with artist Isaac Narciso Weber and black ash baskets with Elder Art Petahtegoose.
The artwork was showcased at N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre on Tuesday, March 6th for International Women’s Week. Chi miigwetch to Lisa Osawamick and Shannon Agowissa for inviting us.
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