September 30th, 2022 – The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The studio will be closed during regular hours while our staff and board take time to reflect and listen and learn. To commemorate the day, we commissioned artist Jessie Jannuska to create the design you see above, and printed 250 copies to give away.
Each of the prints will be distributed throughout the city by our staff to schools, community organizations and individuals. This year’s print is a touching image with an important message of intergenerational strength. We are honoured to be able to produce and share it with our communities.
From the artist: “This work is a response to Anishinaabe Elder, Art Solomon’s quote: “To heal a nation we must first heal the individuals, the families, and the communities.”
Jessie Jannuska is a Winnipeg-based visual artist with mixed Dakota, Ojibway and settler ancestry. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brandon University. She has exhibited in over 30 group shows and eight solo shows, in addition to four murals and two billboards. She primarily works in acrylic, watercolor, beadwork, mixed media, murals, and performance art.
September 30th is The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The studio will be closed during regular hours while our staff and board take time to reflect and listen and learn. To commemorate the day, we commissioned artist Niamh Dooley to create the poster design you see above, and printed 200 copies to give away.
On September 28th and 29th, between 10am and 4:30pm, the first 50 people that knock on the door of the studio will be given two copies of the poster. We are giving each person two copies in hopes that one is kept and one is hung up in their neighbourhood. Additional copies will be distributed throughout the city by our staff. It is a beautiful print with an enduring message and we are happy to be able to produce and share it with our communities.
From the artist: “The design is referencing imagery from my kookim and imagery of myself as a baby in a tikinigan (cradle board) with a star blanket design honouring and respecting Indigenous culture and people, and remembering those who came before us.”
Niamh Dooley is an Anishininew (Oji-Cree) and Irish artist, based in Winnipeg, MB, Treaty 1 territory. Niamh is originally from Sioux Lookout, ON, Treaty 3 territory, and a band member of St. Theresa Point First Nation, MB, Treaty 5 territory, part of the Island Lake communities.