Manitoba Opera

Oct 30, 2023

ART EXHIBITION – 21st Century Métis: Art, Identity & Innovation Launches November 24

An art exhibit -:21st Century Métis: Art, Identity & Innovation opens on Friday, November 24 on the Piano Nobile. Manitoba Opera is proud to have this exhibit coincide with the world premiere of Li Keur: Riel’s Heart of the North. Curated by Liz Barron, the exhibit will be featured until Thursday, November 30.

“Curated to be a part of the heart of Manitoba where the echoes of history reverberate, we are thrilled to present an extraordinary gathering of Métis artists at the Piano Nobile Gallery,” commented Liz Barron.

For over 20 years, Liz has curated media art exhibitions, programmed documentary and experimental film festivals, and provided support to individual artists through career development, grant writing and mentorship.

“As we step into the 21st century, this exhibition featuring the remarkable works of Jason Baerg, David Garneau, Amanda Smart, and Claire Johnston invites us to explore the vibrant and ever-evolving Métis identity. This visionary assembly of artists transcends boundaries, delving deep into the contemporary Métis experience. With their powerful narratives and innovative expressions, they illuminate the complex interplay between heritage, culture, and the path forward.

This exhibition is not just a reflection; it’s a testament to the resilience and creativity of Métis artists, past and present, and a glimpse into the promising future of contemporary art,” Liz added.

Patrons are invited to take a journey through these artistic landscapes, where the past informs the present, and the Métis spirit thrives in the modern age.


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