Neechee Studio: a fresh new program of free art workshops for aboriginal youth

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Introducing NEECHEE STUDIO—a fresh new program for aboriginal youth that involves free workshops, led by Aboriginal and emerging artists. Over the next six months, Neechee Studio will produce seven varied art workshops that will culminate in an online exhibition, a live exhibition and a publication. Aboriginal youth from all communities (ages 14-30) are welcome to register ─ all they have to do is join Neechee Studio’s facebook group, or email: neecheestudio@gmail.com and then come to the workshops.

Workshops are held 5:30 to 8:30pm at Definitely Superior Art Gallery (DefSup), located at 250 Park Ave in Thunder Bay (corner of Park Ave. and Court St., near the Casino, lower level). These are drop-in style workshops, and participants may come to many as they like between now and March 13. Youth who live outside of Thunder Bay or cannot make it to the workshops, may share their art by posting on Instagram, #neecheestudio, the Neechee Studio Facebook group or by email: neecheestudio@gmail.com.

Workshop Schedule (topics to be announced): Nov. 27, Dec. 18, Jan. 22, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, Mar. 12 & 13 (Mar. 28 – Exhibition at Urban Infill).

Neechee Studio aims to empower the health and well being of aboriginal youth through artistic expression and is a presentation of Definitely Superior Art Gallery’s young blooded Die Active Art Collective, with essential partnership support provided by the RCMP ─ who has generously provided funds through their FVIF grant. With additional support provided by the: Regional Multicultural Youth Council (RMYC), Dennis Franklin Cromarty (DFC) High School, Matawa First Nations and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN).

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