North Dalhousie St, Byward Market, Ottawa

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 Getting one in on home turf!





Ottawa's Tallest Mural Yet!

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Full Mural!

Seal (Detail)

Marcus getting down!

Char!

From left to right, artists Mique Michelle, Marcus Kisa-Gaudreau 
and me, Kalkidan Assefa  (Matthew Kupfer/CBC)


Vanier Mozaik Mural

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Working on the tallest mural in Ottawa...



VISUAL17E OTTAWA

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I am super excited to be involved in some pretty big projects this year, and VISUAL17E Ottawa is the launch of the first one. We will be having an awesome showcase of artwork from some of Canada's most talented black creators as well as performances from local to international poets singers, and musicians. Click here for details!


Mikw Chiyâm Residency: Collective Mural Painting in the Cree Nation of Mistissini

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In Sept/Oct of 2016 I had the amazing opportunity to complete a residency through Mikw Chiyâm, a unique arts concentration program offered through the Cree School Board of the Eeyou Istchee. The program brings in professional Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists who work with the students existing teachers "to promote accountability and to empower students by providing them with opportunities to discover, build and share their personal and collective voices through the arts."

It was my second visit to a Cree community up north but sure not to be my last. I had such an awesome group of students at Voyageur Memorial School who worked on this stencil-based mural project which they collectively proposed, researched and produced. They went above and beyond wht was expected, staying after school and on a PD day to paint. Such a great group, I couldnt have asked for a better mural crew!

 With the help and guidance of their talented art teacher Marcela Henriquez, they created the beautiful work you see below. Inspired by the teachings of their Elders, they created the mural to pay homage.

The caption is in Cree and reads: 
"The best way to predict the future is to create it, while keeping the past at heart."





PHOTOS: TRANSACTIONS at CUAG

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Photos used with permission by Justin Wonnacott, from TRANSACTIONS presented by Carleton University Art Gallery, 2016.

 Curated by Cara Tierney , the exhibit is on from Sept 12,2016 - Feb 12, 2017.

www.cuag.ca









THEY LET ME SPRAY PAINT THEIR GALLERY WALLS! :D

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This amazing show features the work of Elisha Lim, Kama La Mackerel, Oli Rodgriguez, Coco Guzman and Morgan Sea and can be seen until Feb. 12, 2017. 
Follow the link above or visit www.cuag.ca