THUNDER BAY, ON --- December 1, 2011 --- At a Media Conference held in the Lake Superior Art Gallery, Kathy Skirving, chair of the Victoriaville Board of Management, stated that they are pleased to celebrate this 10th anniversary of the Native Arts and Craft show.
"I would like to thank John Ferris for bringing this event to Victoriaville Centre for the past ten years" said Kathy.
Last year there were 170 artists and the Aboriginal Artworks Group is expecting this year’s show to have an even larger selection of Artists.
The show runs from Tuesday, Dec 6th to Saturday, December 10th, from 10 to 5 p.m.
The artists are from 30 Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities across Northern Ontario as well as First Nation Artisans from Winnipeg and Southern Ontario.
You can expect to see Aboriginal paintings, birch bark baskets, jewellery, soap stone and wood carvings, native regalia , Moccasins, Mukluks, Tikanagans, moose and deer hides, mitts, gloves, slippers, along with fur and leather hats. Aboriginal wildlife artist Don Nigawance, will be in attendance.
For artists looking for craft supplies, there will be furs and raw hides for sale.
During the Native Arts and Craft show their will be on going demonstartions by artist in the Lake Superior Art Gallery.
Speaking at the Media Conference was Kathy Skirving, chair of the Victoriaville Board of Management and Nicole Baxter, Media Coordinator for Lake Superior Art Gallery, on behalf John Ferris of the Aboriginal Artworks Group who was unable to attend.