Come one come all! Participate in a unique mixed media art workshop with renowned Anishinaabe artist Rene Meshake. You’ll be using images, text and design to form a collage that tells both intentional and subconscious stories.
Each student will share the story behind their artwork at the workshop, empowering the group to form a community and enjoy a communal experience. Rene will lift an Anishinaabe word bundle from the stories shared that students will take home. If possible, bring your own photos or selfies to personalize your collage!
This workshop takes place at the Civic Museum on May 14 from 1 – 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 + HST and fees for museum members, and $50 + HST and fees for non-members.
About Rene Meshake:
RENE ANDRE MESHAKE is an Ojibwe elder, visual and performing artist, author — Injichaag My Soul in Story — University of Manitoba Press 2019, storyteller, flute player, new media artist and a Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. He works to fuse Ojibwe and English words into his stories, poetry and spoken word performances. Rene communicates his Ojibwe spiritual heritage to the contemporary world.
He was born in the railway town of Nakina in Northwestern Ontario and was raised by his Okomissan grandmother. His education includes: Anishinaabe oral tradition, language, arts and culture. Rene has a diploma in Graphic Design from Sheridan College and a certificate in Creative Writing from the Humber School for Writers. Rene’s body of artwork, stories and his flute improvisations create a strong, expressive, and entertaining presentation for an ever-increasing audience. He also has an active on-line and performing presence as a Funky-Elder.