A Place Between: A 60’s Scoop Arts Project Urban Shaman Contemporary Art Gallery

A Place Between

On April 7th, Urban Shaman Gallery invites you to the opening reception of A Place Between: A 60’s Scoop Arts Project. The exhibition features over twenty contemporary Indigenous artists who have produced artworks, performances, writing, and films in which they describe a myriad of experiences on being adopted out or placed in care. The exhibition, with on- and off-site installations, and its associated programming, including film screenings and artist talks, will run throughout April.

The Main Gallery artists include Sam Ash, Jennifer Brass, Benjamin Chee Chee, George Littlechild, Mary Longman, and Scott C. Stonechild. The Urban Shaman Gallery has also commissioned new works by Scott Benesiinaabandan, Tasha Hubbard, George Littlechild, and Jesse McMann.

Location: Urban Shaman Gallery 203-290 McDermot Avenue (Free Event)
Date: April 7 (open for First Fridays in the Exchange)
Time: gallery open from 5-11pm, performances start at 8pm: Jesse McMann at 8pm, Shayla Elizabeth at 9pm, and Billy Joe Green at 10pm

Off Site Pieces (Art installed April 7- 29, 2017)

Artist: Scott Benesiinaabandan
Location: North Facing Pattison Billboard in the Parking lot of Neechi Commons at 865 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Artist: Lacy Morin-Desjarlais
Location: Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. 363 McGregor Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Office hours 8am to 4:30pm (open various evenings)

Artist Talk, Gathering and Feast for Adoptees and Public

All Are Welcome! April 8 at 3pm, 203-290 McDermot Avenue
Prayers, Artist talks and speeches
Beverley McKiver and Lesley Parlane reading from Voices from the Adoption Files: a glimpse into the 60’s scoop phenomenon
Feast to follow. We invite participants from all backgrounds and experiences to join us in supporting the adoptees and families!

Film Screenings

Night 1: Community Film Screening (free, kid friendly)
Date: April 22, 2017
Location: Circle of Life Thunderbird House, 715 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Time: 2-6pm. Artist Talks at 2pm; films begin at 3pm; light refreshments and snacks served at 5pm.
Films by Zachery Longboy, Tasha Hubbard, and Carol Greyeyes

Night 2
Date: April 24, 2017
Location: Winnipeg Film Group, Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Price $6-10
Time: 7-9pm
Films by Jackie Traverse and Curtis Kaltenbaugh

Night 3
Date: April 25, 2017
Location: Winnipeg Film Group, Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Price: $6-10
Time: 7-9pm
Films by Alanis Obamsowin and Barry (whitecap) Hambly

For more information, including artist biographies and short synopses of the films, visit The Urban Shaman Gallery website.

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