On October 16, 2021, please join us at CAG for a watercolour workshop with artist Michelle Sound. Using mark-making and tape resist techniques, Michelle will lead the group in creating their own unique painting inspired by Charlene Vickers’s zig-zag paintings.
Michelle Sound is a Cree and Métis artist and mother. She is a member of Wapsewsipi/Swan River First Nation in Northern Alberta and was born and raised on the unceded and ancestral home territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She holds a BFA from SFU, School for the Contemporary Arts, and a Master of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University. Michelle is currently an Indigenous Advisor at Douglas College and has taught workshops as a guest artist at the Richmond Art Gallery and Bill Reid Gallery. Michelle is a 2021 Salt Spring National Art Award Finalist and has upcoming solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of St Albert and Daphne Art Centre, Montreal. Michelle is a multidisciplinary visual artist and her art practice includes a variety of mediums including photo based work, textiles, painting and Indigenous material practices. Her artwork often explores her Cree and Métis identity from a personal experience rooted in family, place and history.