Northern Scene: Aurora Boreawesomer

    Friday, April 26, 2013 to Saturday, June 8, 2013

    Opening
    • Friday, April 26, 2013 to Saturday, June 8, 2013
    Curator: Lynn Canney Artists: Nicole Bauberger • Charles Blyth • Michael Blyth • Celine Edda • Georgina Fabian • Nathalie Lavoie • Tonya Makletzoff • Louisa Moreau • D’Arcy J. Moses • Melaw Nakehk’o • Mary Neyelle • Pheobe Punch • Joseph Purcell • John Sabourin • Mary Louise Sanguez • Randy Sibbeston • Lucy Simon • Marion Storm • Hilda Tsetso • Julia Tsetso Gallery 101 is honoured to have the opportunity to work in partnership with the The Open Sky Creative Society (OSCS) to present Aurora Boreawesomer. The OSCS is based in Fort Simpson (Liidlii Kue) in the Dehcho, a multi-cultural region composed of a dozen or so villages and aboriginal settlements located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The OSCS and Gallery 101 share a vision to present innovative programming in all artistic disciplines. The OSCS specializes in programming that is particularity relevant to the rural, mainly aboriginal audience of the Dehcho in order to create a dialogue between artists and audiences in the region, and those from across the NWT and Canada. Grounded in the belief that personal expression can be both spiritual and healing for the artist, this exhibition focuses on respect for traditions while taking into account current cultural realities. Curator Lynn Canney works to perpetuate and encourage the culture and arts of the Dehcho region of the Northwest Territories , presenting work from emerging to established artists, and from present contemporary visual art to traditional Dene craft.