Megan Leslie

Member of Parliament, Halifax

Snapshot: East Coast Contemporary Aboriginal Art

Starts: July 6th, 2012 - 11:00pm
Ends: August 17th, 2012 - 4:00am

Where: The Khyber Centre for the Arts | 1588 Barrington St, Halifax

Snapshot: East Coast Contemporary Aboriginal Art is one of the first major exhibitions of contemporary Aboriginal art in Halifax since Re-claiming History opened at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in June 2000. It focuses on contemporary East Coast Aboriginal art and is curated by renowned Mii’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy. Snapshot will showcase recent work of six emerging and mid-career artists: Frannie Fancis, Ursula Johnson, Dozay Christmas, Charles Doucette, Gerald Gloade, and Jerry Evans

In addition to his work as visual artist and curator, Alan Syliboy is also a percussionist. His band, Lone Cloud, named after the Mi’kmaq medicine man and showman Jerry Lonecloud who was part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in the 19th century, is a reflection of its members’ belief that ‘music is good medicine’. Lone Cloud’s music is influenced by a range of genres, from rock to jazz. Other band members include vocalist and sax player, Jeff Benetti, vocalist Rachael Henderson, and lead guitarist Evan Syliboy. The band will be performing at the Khyber on opening night.