I have always been actively involved in the community development of First Nations cultural arts. Art, in all its hidden conceptions seems to me as a vehicle used to transport ideas beyond mere sight.Art in itself contains all viable possibilities in expressions.These learning's have allowed me to utilize art in a therapeutic manner with children and adults within this mosaic society.
This Visual CV shows up to a point in time. Since that time I have had the opportunity to work with S.Gieger Public School, Massey (2), N'Swakamok Alternative School, Sudbury, Cecil Facer Correctional Facility,Sudbury (2) , Mattawa District Public School, Mattawa, Phelps Public School, Redbridge, Tressler Public School, NorthBay, Scollard Hall, NorthBay, Monetville Public School, Monetville, Center Wellington District High School, Fergus, Peel Alternative School North, Brampton (4), Mnjikaning Public School, Rama First Nation, St.Lukes Public School, Downeyville, Woodville Public School, Woodville. Espanola High School, Raven's Alternative Program (4), Espanola. Wasse-Abin Wikwemikong High School, Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory (WUT), Manitoulin Island, Webwood Public School, Webwood(3) ,Landsdowne Public School, Sudbury (2). Ottawa Crescent Public School, Guelph, Andrew Hunter Public School, Barrie, Copper Cliff Public School, Copper Cliff, Wasse -Abin Junior School, Wasse-Abin Pontiac School, WUT (2). I have included presentations 1. 1763-64 Encountering the Crown, 2. Art and Artifacts of the Odawa Anishinabe. All schools may be contacted for reference on the projects.
All projects were here in Ontario. I am in the process of putting the images on SlideShare.
The following site reflects a very successful 25 hour project completed with Phelps Public School, Redbridge, Ontario, Near North District School Board/ Ontario Arts Council, 2011 as 'Artist In Residence'.
I am presently back on the Aboriginal Artist In the Schools Program (AAIS/OAC) for 2015-16. The program I offer is called "Cultural Appreciation From A First Nation Perspective.
* Pikangikum First Nation High School - ArtsCan Circle, Mural Project (Volunteered Time)
Mural Project with Southern Youth in Motion (SYiM) via Art Bridges, Toronto
Mural Project at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archieves (PAMA) 2016, Based of the Clan System of Governance (WUT)
*I was informed that any of these schools can be contacted should a reference be needed regarding "Cultural Appreciation" Art/WallMural project..