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Artist Talk - kawingjemeesh/shake hands

with Logan MacDonald and Vanessa Dion Fletcher


Logan MacDonald discusses his artistic practice and his collaboration with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students at Winston Knoll Collegiate. Vanessa Dion Fletcher joins him in conversation.

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Born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Logan MacDonald is a Canadian artist, curator, and educator and activist. He is of European and Mi’kmaq ancestry (connected to Elmastukwek, Ktaqamkuk) and he identifies with both his settler and Indigenous roots. MacDonald’s artwork has been exhibited across North America and he is an Assistant Professor in Studio Arts at the University of Waterloo. In 2019, he was long listed for the prestigious Sobey Art Award.

Vanessa Dion Fletcher is a Lenape and Potawatomi neurodiverse Artist. Her family is from Eelūnaapèewii Lahkèewiitt (displaced from Lenapehoking) and European settlers. She Employs porcupine quills, Wampum belts, and menstrual blood reveals the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. Reflecting on an indigenous and gendered body with a neurodiverse mind Dion Fletcher creates art using composite media, primarily working in performance, textiles, video. 

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Apr 20 2021, 7:00pm



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Art and Creation


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