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Friday, 21 September 2012

Come and meet Xtine and Jesse at the Ermineskin Mall on Friday, September 28, 12-1 pm to celebrate Arts Day

Xtine and Jesse:

Xtine Cook lives in the house behind which Gloria Black Plume was murdered. For 11 years, she sought contact with Gloria's family and searched for an Aboriginal artist to create a memorial mural. This film is the result of that search.

Raised in Red Deer, Jesse Gouchey grew up drawing and sketching as a hobby while competing with his siblings for the best quality art. Leaning as much about fine art as he could at school, Jesse took to street art and graffiti to satisfy his need for colour and expression.

After working in and then leaving the oil patch to move to Calgary, Jesse began mixing traditional West Coast native styles with modern media and began selling canvasses. Curating, exhibiting and collaborating in many shows, he has shown in galleries around Central Alberta.

Jesse received animation training at Quickdraw Animation's Aboriginal Youth Animation Project and has completed two short animated films. Jesse is currently a junior artist on an Aboriginal graphic novel, and enjoys how his art has brought him closer to his Cree heritage.

Jesse will do a spray paint lecture-demo, along with the screening of Prairie Tales.
More information about the Prairie Tales program is available on the following page.

Event case study September 28:

Everyone is Welcome. Admission is Free.
Sponsored by Prairie Tales