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Le Carrefour culturel de Yellowknife / The Cultural Crossroads of Yellowknife

Text thanks to www.auroraarts.ca In the summer of 1999, the Fédération Franco-TéNOise brought together some of the greatest aboriginal, french and english artists to create this monumental sculpture.

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"..In the summer of 1999, the Fédération Franco-TéNOise brought together some of the greatest aboriginal, french and english artists to create this monumental sculpture.

Sonny McDonald, Métis from Fort Smith
John Sabourin, Dene from Fort Simpson
Eli Nasogaluak, Inuvialuk from Tuktoyaktuk
Armand Vaillancourt, Québécois from Montréal
Chris Ishoj, Canadian from Mansonville.

The Cultural Crossroads of Yellowknife, an evolving artistic site, comprises three elements so far:
# a copy of a bronze sculpture created by three aboriginal artists (the original, carved in ancient marble at least 2.5 million years old from the banks of Great Slake Lake, is exhibited in the hall of the Legislative Assembly building)
# a steel structure based on a dene teepee, created by André Boulanger
# a mural composed on 1500 signs and symbols representing life in the Far North, designed by Vaillancourt, Ishoj and Boulanger : hands, paws, animals, circlesmains, pattes, cercle, animaux, etc.

The Cultural Crossroads of Yellowknife is a meeting place of the talents of the North and the South, the East and the West. As such, it bears witness to the creative synergies of different cultures working together.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/george-lessard/sets/72157623484211428/ ..."

 

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ARTSWEEK 2011: EXPOSE YOURSELF to art! + Trashformation Awards

EXPOSE YOURSELF to art!+ Trashformation Awards ARTSWEEK 2011: Sept 23-Oct 2 Aurora Arts Society, Yellowknife NWT http://www.aurora-arts.nt.ca/...
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10 Places in Canada Every Canadian Needs To Visit in 2013? #2 GNAF Inuvik NWT

2. Great Northern Arts Festival, Inuvik, N.W.T

Above the Arctic Circle from May 24th until July 19th, the sun stays high in the sky, day and night. This remarkable show of nature provides the perfect backdrop for the Great Northern Arts Festival  http://www.gnaf.org/ July 13 to 21 in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. 2013 ushers in the 25th anniversary of this wonderful art showcase featuring visual arts, performances, and workshops. Discover the diversity of Canada’s North, and learn about art techniques used by Canada’s First Nations including the Inuit, Inuvialuit, Gwich'in, Dene, and Metis. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists come from far and wide to promote the best of Canada’s art world. 

(Photo ©Terry Parker/NWTT)

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