The REDress Project
The NorVA Inclusion committee was honoured to welcome artist and advocate Jaime Black and the REDress Project to our community from February 13-15
Jaime Black is a Métis multidisciplinary artist whose REDress campaign has sparked dialogue nationwide and drawn awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Jaime's REDress exhibit was displayed at Flin Flon's Eagle Rose Healing Lodge on Wed, Feb 13, with a backdrop of birch trees painted by local artists, including a number of youth.
The red dresses were then hung along buildings and branches along Main Street on Thursday Feb 14, creating a striking backdrop to the annual Women's Memorial March down Main Street. Community members of all ages came out to take part in the march and the gathering which followed at the Flin Flon Community Hall.
During her visit, Jaime shared her experiences and artistic insights with students in both local school divisions and discussed her work and process at an artist's talk at NorVA.
Numerous individuals, organizations and businesses collaborated to bring this opportunity to our community and NorVA is grateful to have been a part of this initiative.
More February Highlights
Local photographer Brandy Bloxom exhibited her award-winning work at NorVA for the month of February. She shared insights into her artwork at a packed opening night event on Feb 6.
NorVA hosted another successful "Birches" paint night, with Karen Clark and Jan Modler demonstrating palette knife techniques.
NorVA opened its doors to aspiring print-makers at a print-making open house on Saturday, Feb 23.