Oct 6 – Nov 10, 2018
Leah Dorion is an interdisciplinary Métis artist from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Her vibrant and symbolic paintings honour the spiritual strength of Indigenous women and the sacred feminine. Symbol systems are predominant in Indigenous art and are a powerful and dynamic way to pass historical and spiritual knowledge forward through generations. Dorion applies them in her art to convey a variety of important cultural teachings. Incorporating a range of mediums such as beads, birch bark, river rock, and shells, Dorion shares her Métis heritage through joyful, tactile contemporary works. Rich celebratory narratives pay homage to her First Nations and Métis women ancestors, sharing stories through active, intriguing imagery.
Dorion is a skilled artist and storyteller. Whether on the gallery wall or in the numerous books she has illustrated, her lively art creates a compelling visual dialogue and a potent spiritual expression.
“Dancing the Earth celebrates the beauty of the earth and the Energy of life that abounds within this great circle of life.” Leah Dorion
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6 at 2:30-5 pm
Free Exhibition Tour: Thursday, October 20 at 12:05 pm