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Art Exhibition WOMEN IN SPIRIT: The Art of Indigenous Artist Wabimeguil

WOMEN IN SPIRIT: Solo Exhibition of Indigenous Artist Wabimeguil

November 3 to 12, 2017

Opening Reception November 3, from 7 to 11 pm

Wabimeguil is a powerful indigenous artist working with vivid colours and forms, and will be holding her first ever solo exhibition in Toronto, “Women in Spirit”, from November 3 to 12, at Artusiasm Gallery.

The opening reception is Friday November 3rd from 7 to 11 pm, and the artist will be in attendance. Wabimeguil will be showing new and old original paintings as well as prints of some of her popular pieces of art.

Betty Albert is her given name and Wabimeguil was the name given to her by her father, which means "White Feather". Wabimeguil is Cree from the west coast of James Bay and for most of her life has been immersed in Cree tradition and ceremonies, particularly the Sundance, the Sweatlodge, Shake Tent and Cedar Bath ceremonies.

Wabimeguil's art has a particular focus on women's spirituality and the Grandmother Spirit who she met many years ago in a dream. Betty has been a teacher, a mentor, a healer and is now an Elder of her community.

Wabimeguil has been painting as a full-time artist for nearly 30 years and has seen success throughout Canada and the United states. Her art has especially been successful in the James Bay Cree communities of the north.

Art is her healer and teacher and she plans to joyfully "die with a paintbrush in my hand!"

About the gallery: Artusiasm is a newly opened art gallery, 1000 sq.ft. multi-configuration storefront space in the Junction/Stockyards area. The curator couple Tanzina and Carlos have built an ever-growing artist community that they fondly call the “Artusiasm family”.

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Art Exhibition WOMEN IN SPIRIT: The Art of Indigenous Artist Wabimeguil

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