Power Lines: Poetry Event featuring Felicia Gay and Janelle ‘ecoaborijanelle’ Pewapsconias
On Saturday, November 13, 2021 , join us online for a curator presentation and performance at 2 PM, featuring Curator Felicia Gay and Artist Janelle ‘ecoaborijanelle’ Pewapsconias, livestreamed to the MacKenzie’s Facebook, YouTube, and the Shumiatcher Theatre.
Audiences are also welcomed to visit the Gallery in-person for the Rawlco Day and MacKenzie Art Gallery Free Admission Day, to enjoy free access to the second-floor galleries from 11 – 5:30 PM as well as facilitated exhibition tours every hour! Create art in our BMO Learning Centre celebrating the exhibition Miskwaabik Animiiki Power Lines: The Work of Norval Morrisseau.
Janelle “ecoaborijanelle” Pewapsconias (she/her) is a multidimensional nehīyaw spoken word artist based in Little Pine First Nation of the Treaty 6 Prairies. Her dedication to honour the Earth inspires her to read, perform, and design to speak to Indigenous ways of being, knowing, and thriving, despite ongoing settler colonialism in Canada. Influenced by the poetry slam and Cree oral storytelling customs, ecoaborijanelle shared poetry in a TEDx Talk, competed slam poetry nationally twice, and published poetry in the American Indian Culture Research Journal. Janelle lives in her home community with her son and dog, surrounded by the endless living skies and rolling prairies.