Stories of Significance: Etobicoke through Indigenous perspectives
Join us for an intimate conversation exploring Indigenous histories and narratives through storytelling with renowned Indigenous artists Philip Cote, Susan Blight and Nyle Johnston. Each of these artists will speak about their experiences working on this project, identifying sites, exploring digital mediums and telling stories of significance from an Indigenous perspective.
This event will be held in person at the Storefront Gallery at Arts Etobicoke, as well as livestreamed online. When registering, please select either an “in-person” or “livestream” ticket, based on how you would like to attend this event.
Philip Cote, of Moose Deer Point First Nation, is a Young Spiritual Elder, Indigenous Artist, Activist, Educator, Historian and Ancestral Knowledge Keeper.
Susan Blight (Anishinaabe, Couchiching First Nation) is an interdisciplinary artist working with public art, site-specific intervention, photography, film and social practice.
Nyle Johnston’s spirit name Wiishkoonseh Miigizi’enh means Whistling White Headed Eagle. He grew up in Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and apprenticed with Storytellers since his youth. He will be collaborating with Quinn Hopkins who is a Digital, AR, VR artist, painter, and mural artist. He is a student at OCADU studying Drawing & Painting for his Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Etobicoke Stories of Significance is presented in partnership with Myseum of Toronto as part of Myseum Intersections 2022. This project is led by Arts Etobicoke with contributions from Philip Cote, Susan Blight, Nyle Johnston, Khadija Aziz, Khaula Mazhar, Nicholas Sanchez, Etobicoke Historical Society, Village of Islington BIA, and AIRSA.
Arts Etobicoke is a not-for-profit charitable organization that focuses on improving people’s lives through the arts. We have developed an inclusive and creative community hub that is open to all people in West Toronto. We believe in providing equitable access to the arts regardless of economic or social status. Arts Etobicoke is a place where everyone can freely express their art and culture through our programs, exhibitions, workshops, events, classes, and professional development.
WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM:
Etobicoke Historical Society
Village of Islington BIA
AIRSA (Professional Development for New Canadians in the Arts)
Myseum Intersections 2022 is funded by the Government of Canada.
Myseum of Toronto is made possible with the generous support of Diane Blake and Stephen Smith.
Etobicoke Stories of Significance: Artist Talk – Part 2
Storefront Gallery at Arts Etobicoke
4893a Dundas St W
Space is limited to 25 participants and proper social distancing is encouraged. Wearing masks is required while in the gallery. Proof of vaccination is not required to enter the space.
Service animals allowed
Translation in multiple languages available