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Small samples of slate will be carved at the top of the ramp in the Arts Building during Indigenous Achievement Week. (Photo: David Stobbe)

Stone Carving in the Arts Building

Small samples of slate will be carved in the Arts Building as part of a collaborative art project for Indigenous Achievement Week


All are welcome to join University of Saskatchewan (USask) Indigenous Artist-in-Residence Lyndon Tootoosis during Indigenous Achievement Week (IAW) in the creation of new artwork titled anohc kipasikônaw/ we rise /niipawi.

Thirteen large reclaimed stone stairs will be etched with Cree syllabics in the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery during IAW. Smaller samples of slate will also be carved at a satellite station in the Arts Building.

Date: February 4 - 7, 2020
Location: Top of the Arts Ramp, Arts Building
Time: Noon - 2 pm

A member of the Poundmaker First Nation, Tootoosis is a carver, storyteller and interpreter of petroglyphs. He joined the USask community in January 2020 as the newest Indigenous Artist-in-Residence with the University Art Galleries and Collection and will be working on campus until April 2020.

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