Honouring Missing and Murdered Women with Artists Ilene Sova and Christi Belcourt

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February 14th is the day of the Annual Women’s Memorial March for missing and murdered women. Artists Ilene Sova and Christi Belcourt joined us on this episode of Indigenous Waves to discuss their respective projects honouring the missing and murdered women of Canada.

Ilene Sova is a conceptual portrait painter who creates paintings which reference anti-oppression feminist themes. She has an MFA in Painting from the University of Windsor and her work has been shown in extensive solo and group exhibitions in Canada and abroad. Most recently Sova’s work was featured in the Nigerian Arts Journal Tabula and she has been invited to have a solo exhibition at Centru Mutro Gallery in Barcelona June 2013.

Christi Belcourt is a Metis visual artist with a deep respect for the traditions and knowledge of her people.  Author of Medicines To Help Us (Gabriel Dumont Institute, 2007), Beadwork (Ningwakwe Learning Press, 2010) Christi has won recognition for her fine artistry through numerous exhibitions. Christi is a past recipient of awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Chalmers Family Fund and the Métis Nation of Ontario. She has been studying traditional plants and plant uses for numerous years.

Playlist:

MC Redcloud f. Ulali – Indigenous Angel

Fawn WoodTapwe Oma

Originally Aired Monday February 11, 2013 

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