Student Art Show Inspired by Indigenous Artists and Knowledge Carriers
April 21 to June 10, 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 25
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Wellington County Museum and Archives will host Zoongeheshkwaad, a student art exhibit by elementary and high school students of the Upper Grand District School Board. This year for Zoongeheshkwaad, the third year of the Indigenous-inspired student art show, Indigenous knowledge keepers and artists went into classes across Upper Grand District School Board, sharing traditional teachings and methodologies.  Students were encouraged to use the teachings as inspiration for telling their own narratives, of their relationships with others, the land and Creation, and their own perspectives on culture, identity and art. 

“The exhibit name, Zoongeheshkwaad, was suggested by Isaac Murdoch, an Ojibwe knowledge carrier who does a lot of work in Upper Grand District High School. Loosely translated, it means to help someone move forward in a good way, to encourage others to move ahead together,” said Colinda Clyne, the Upper Grand District School Boards Curriculum Lead for Equity/First Nations, Métis, Inuit Education.

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