ANDPVA’s Indigenous Art Market opens

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TORONTO, November 2, 2021 / CNW / – a Saturday 6th November 2021, Jingle Dress Dancer Nicole Leveck and her two girls, Indiana and Nazarenes dance in gratitude and celebration in the opening from Toronto first indigenous art market ever.

ANDPVA’s Indigenous Art Market celebrates his big opening at 1107 Queen Street East in the heart of Toronto Leslieville Neighborhood. Dancing, drumming and sharing traditional indigenous food starts at 11:00 o’clock

The market will have a soft opening November 3rdapprox and is up throughout the holiday season 24th of December.

Fifteen indigenous artists with different artistic expressions, both traditional and contemporary, will participate in the ANDPVA Indigenous Art Market. They represent various indigenous nations and are gifted at working in various media. Though diverse, they all share a commitment to excellence, pride in their indigenous heritage, and enthusiasm to share their culture through their arts.

ANDPVA’s Indigenous Art Market is proud and excited about the work of Mo thunder, a celebrated mural painter and artist; noted Anishinaabe painter and historian Clayton Samuel King; Haudenosaunee pearl artist and moccasin maker Susan Hill; contemporary accessory and fashion designer Warren Steven Scott the Nlaka’pamux nation; Mel Bartel, Anishinaabe abstract painter and pearl embroiderer; Wes Havil, Antler and blacksmith; Metis artist Diane Montreuil who curated Wisdom of Kinship earlier this year, an exhibition of indigenous art at the Leslie Grove Gallery, and so many other artists hailed in their field.

ANDPVA, the Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts, hosts the Indigenous Art Market. ANDPVA is Canada oldest indigenous art service organization. For over 40 years, ANDPVA has supported the development of indigenous arts and artists working in any medium to heal indigenous communities, preserve traditional knowledge, tell our stories and facilitate the development of indigenous cultural expression.

“This is a dream come true,” said Millie Knapp, the managing director of ANDPVA. “ANDPVA has long been a great showcase in Toronto for our artists. As storytellers and knowledge keepers, our artists are vital to maintaining and sharing our culture. “The pandemic has severely impacted the livelihoods of indigenous artists with the cancellation of pow wows and other cultural events where they sell their work.

ANDPVA’s Indigenous Art Market was organized and curated by indigenous artists Barb Nahwegahbow, Anishnaabe Nation, and Marcos Arcentales, Quecha mestizo whose work will also be on display in the market.

Several artists will be at the opening on November 6th for media interviews.

ANDPVA’s Indigenous Art Market
1107 Queen Street East, Toronto
Contact Barb Nahwegahbow: 416-949-1263
Instagram: @indigenous_art_market
Facebook: indigenous_art_market

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