The deadline for participation in the Art of Reconciliation workshops is coming up this Friday at noon.
The two workshops will be co-facilitated by Sheila Dick and Anne Burrill and are open to equal numbers of First Nations and non-First Nations artists.
“Reconciliation is both a personal journey and a public process,” says Burrill, the city’s manager of social development, who is co-ordinating the workshops.
The first interactive workshop takes place May 12 at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre next to city hall.
During this workshop the artists will explore the topic of reconciliation and then after the workshop create a piece of art work that is reflective of their experience, thoughts and ideas.
A second workshop will be held in late June for the artists to share their work and talk about how they created each piece.
So far Burrill says there are nine registered participants for the workshops and about eight to 10 spaces still available for artists wishing to participate.
After the second workshop, Burrill says the artists will be invited to contribute their work to a show at the Station House Gallery during the month of September.
Advance registration is required in order to plan for the event. Lunch will be provided and health supports will be available on site.
Registration is required by noon this Friday, May 9 by contacting Anne Burrill at 250-392-8480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch will be provided and health supports will be available on site.
The artists reconciliation workshops are part of the ongoing national and local efforts to reconcile the 100 years of Canadian history when Aboriginal children were removed from their families and sent to government-funded, church-run, residential schools.