Carleton’s New Sun Chair in Aboriginal Art and Culture Hosts 11th Conference

by NationTalk on March 2, 2012655 Views

Friday, March 2, 2012

Media are invited to cover the 11th annual New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts entitled Reconfigured Realities. This popular event, which is already sold out, will feature:

Stephen Leafloor and BluePrintForLife — “Social work through hip hop” featuring DJ Creeasian and throat singer Evie Mark. BluePrintForLife utilizes hip hop as both a community development tool and a model for alternative education.KC Adams — Winnipeg-based artist who works in a variety of media — sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking and kinetic art.

Christine Welsh — Producer, writer and film director known for her strong commitment to documenting the experience of indigenous women in Canada.

John Kim Bell — Pianist, composer, conductor, music producer, arts administrator, and was the first person of Aboriginal heritage to become a symphony conductor.

Skawennati — Montreal-based artist and independent curator. Her art, addressing history, the future and change, has been exhibited across Canada, the U.S. and Australia.

Jim Albert, an Elder, will also be in attendance.

Saturday, March 3, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Room 5050, 5th Floor, Minto Centre, Carleton University

Full program details and speaker bios are available:

This event is sponsored by Dr. Allan Ryan, New Sun Chair in Aboriginal Art and Culture, with the support of the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and the New Sun Fund administered by the Community Foundation of Ottawa.

For more information:

Caitlin Kealey
Media Relations
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

Dr. Allan J. Ryan
New Sun Chair in Aboriginal Art and Culture
Associate Professor, Canadian Studies/Art History
Carleton University
613-520-2600, Ext. 4035

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