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Aboriginal Culture Celebrated at WAG on Sunday

June 6, 2014 8:15 AM | Entertainment

Winnipeg Art GalleryThe Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating aboriginal culture on Sunday, June 8 as it highlights one of its newest exhibits.

Called Family Sunday, the day will include dancing, singing, story-telling and art-making from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc.” is currently running at the WAG and pays tribute to Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Jackson Beardy, Eddy Cobiness, Alex Janvier, Carl Ray, and Joseph Sanchez, who together formed a innovative artist alliance that stimulated new ways of thinking about contemporary Indigenous people, their lives, and art through the 1970s.

“We hope that families of all backgrounds will join us to learn about, and celebrate, the creativity and stunning artwork that comes from the Aboriginal community here in Winnipeg and beyond,” said Aline Frechette, art educator of youth programs.

The WAG is also waiving admission for youth during June to encourage them to visit the exhibit.

— Staff