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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art - Exhibitions
    highly personal work consists in participating in the renewal of such cultural images and designs by creating unique contemporary artwork Being first and foremost a tribute to his people and ancestors from whom he draws his inspiration and creative spirit Dutcher s art navigates between the responsibility of remembrance and the questioning of his own identity Through his art he is looking to further the understanding of this unique Aboriginal culture and thus increase our appreciation of it Shane Perley Dutcher is a silversmith from Nekootkook Tobique a New Brunswick First Nation He graduated in 2000 from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design having completed the Jewellery Making Metal Art Program with honors and distinction Later that same year he founded Aduksis Jewellery Designs where he creates contemporary jewellery inspired by tradition while studying the evolution of images and cultural designs used by the Wolastoq Maliseet people SHANE PERLEY DUTCHER ARTIST S STATEMENT Balance is a lifelong journey My work reflects the struggles of our people our Identity my struggles my identity I live much differently than my ancestors I face challenges they did not have and vice versa I was not brought up making traditional artwork I

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art - Exhibitions
    made by her ancestors as well as primitive arts are the artist sources of inspiration and catalysts for her creations Having participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions Ginette Kakakos Aubin has managed to stand out for the quality and authenticity of her work and her active presence in the Quebec artistic milieu Represented by the Guild since the year 2000 her works are also part of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec s collection and the First Nations art collection held by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada GINETTE KAKAKOS AUBIN ARTIST S STATEMENT Aubin s paintings drawings and prints are executed with great authenticity She seeks to address each medium with pictorial references in a colourful manner Her creativity continues to be stimulated by her research on Mi kmaq Maliseet history and the meaning behind petroglyphs writings images as well as an assortment of embroidery clothing and objects fashioned by her ancestors It s quite a challenge to portray these elements in the most respectful manner The artist wishes to preserve their sacredness while also following the route paved by her mentors and ancestors who are genuine spiritual guides Her research of prime importance to her allows

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art - Exhibitions
    on his childhood souvenirs but also inspired by science art and mechanics the artist manages to metamorphose a heavy static material into works marked by movement and weightlessness If you are already familiar with the name Mustapha Chadid perhaps you have noticed that his work is regularly on display at the Guild s Gallery Chadid was first and foremost ironsmith and then received a Bachelor s degree in arts and design his field of concentration being in visual arts from the Université du Québec en Outaouais He has had several solo exhibitions in the Outaouais region and has presented his works more than once in collective sculpture exhibitions Over the years he has been recipient of several prizes and awards from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and from the Ontario Arts Council for research and creation MUSTAPHA CHADID ARTIST STATEMENT I create contemporary metal works as I am fascinated by the world of machines and mechanical engines but equally by the parallelism between art and science I work with materials which are recovered or from recycling I use traditional materials such as iron and copper which allow me a multitude of possibilities in expressing myself and

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art - Exhibitions
    recent porcelain works Born in Cascais Portugal Filipa Pimentel immigrated to Canada with her family at the tender age of two years old She grew up just outside Toronto all the while maintaining a strong connection with her relatives in Portugal She graduated from OCAD University in Toronto in design with a major in ceramics and has on several occasions presented her works at local and international exhibitions GO BIG OR GO HOME is an invitation to gigantism the artist having voluntarily chosen to amplify the dimensions of each one of her pieces FILIPA PIMENTEL ARTIST STATEMENT From a simple thrown mug to an intricately built vase I have always been interested in combining the functional and sculptural qualities in ceramics For me function adds another level of appreciation for the handmade object where its use and its beauty are valued simultaneously This has been a very exciting process for me as well as a challenging one The idea for Go Big or Go Home occurred to me while having lunch in my studio looking at my small bud vases I thought it would be interesting to make my bud vase over twenty four inches tall When the opportunity arose

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art - Exhibitions
    new variable morphologies that this traditional art is espousing Over time it has undergone several transformations like the landscape in which it came to life As part of this exhibition the Guild will present a lecture by the master printmaker Paul Machnik and the screening of three films about printmaking in Cape Dorset Inuit Women Artists will pay tribute to these remarkable women artists and will be showing their pieces from Thursday February 26 to Saturday March 28 2015 INUIT WOMEN ARTISTS Although the development of Inuit sculpture has its roots in prehistory the production of drawings and prints is a fairly recent event Traditionally carving was a man s occupation and few women ventured into the field however the introduction of printmaking in the late 1950 s presented a new medium of expression for women Its introduction brought forth a wealth of talent and was easily accepted as drawing a component of printmaking could be done comfortably in the home In this exhibition successive generations of women have created original works resulting in distinctive personal styles inspired by their environment lived experiences stories and legends In Inuit art the concentration on meaning and content is most noticeable in the graphic arts which tend to be more descriptive and narrative than sculpture On another level a number of works in this exhibition highlight a strong interest in pattern making and symmetry linking these images to the older traditional practices of sewing and the making of clothes Diana Perera Specialist Inuit and First Nations Art at the Canadian Guild of Crafts LECTURE AND FILM SCREENINGS Saturday February 28 2015 as of 3 P M the Guild will present a lecture given by Paul Machnik a master printmaker and Bess Muhlstock who partake in the promotion of Amerindian art through their work

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art - Exhibitions
    Inuit Women Artists exhibition in collaboration with Nuit blanche à Montréal and MONTREAL EN LUMIÈRE to REMIX INUIT an evening of audiovisual immersion orchestrated by Madeskimo He is known for his steadfastly modern and urban sounds but is nonetheless strongly inspired by traditional Inuit and First Nations music and art He will deliver a performance halfway between tradition and modernity including not only music but also visuals The Guild will be awaiting you all Saturday February 28 th 2015 starting at 9 p m to celebrate its first collaboration with this exceptional event that is Nuit blanche à Montréal MADESKIMO Madeskimo s remixes are marked by tradition but have a firmly modern twist to them He creates worlds in which urban electronic morphologies fuse with ancestral sonorities such as traditional melodies and throat singing An Iqaluit native he is at the crossroads of different cultural trends that unite through his productions and remixes thus creating an experimental platform with which he can process world sounds Artist electronic music producer and DJ Madeskimo is Geronimo Inutiq s project He studied in anthropology and sociology at Concordia University and became one of the most remarkable artists of his generation devoting himself to

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art - Exhibitions
    inspiration neon will adopt a variety of shapes and forms The theme being fluorescent colorings some of the following elements might be of interest reflectors road signage fashion nightclub lighting diners supermarket displays urban lighting northern lights the Milky Way the cosmos transparency chemistry technological progress In short Neon is intended to be a bold and unifying theme The goal of this exhibition is to present the crafts from an artistic perspective and to highlight through two constituents the transformations which take place in the crafts milieu professional and emerging Quebec artists and artisans Combining tradition with modernity Neon will resemble an experimental laboratory during which each artist will have created a work that pushes the boundaries of his her medium The Canadian Guild of Crafts is a not for profit organization founded in 1906 Throughout its history it has played an influential role in the preservation development and promotion of fine crafts in Canada The Guild s ground breaking work in Craft revival recovered disappearing arts heeding its founding mission to prevent loss and deterioration supported artistic development and built a permanent collection and archives documenting traditional and contemporary craft Since its inception exhibitions have been one of the

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  • Guilde canadienne des métiers d'art - Exhibitions
    and sculpture GO BIG OR GO HOME FILIPA PIMENTEL April 2 to May 2 2015 Ceramic MUSTAPHA CHADID May 7 to June 6 2015 Metalwork GINETTE AUBIN June 11 to July 11 2015 Paintings and works on paper MONTREAL FIRST PEOPLES FESTIVAL Artist to be confirmed Summer 2015 ANDREA GRAHAM September 10 to October 10 2015 Textiles ECOLE DE JOAILLERIE DE MONTREAL EXHIBITION October 1 to October 31 2015 Jewellery

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