Artist Talk – Don Russell

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Don Russell is a multidisciplinary artist of Acadian and Mi’kmaq heritage. His work explores his sense of what it means to be an aboriginal person who depicts the landscape through forms of western painting. For the Mi’kmaq, the forest is a place that is a metaphor for the subconscious mind… the deeper you penetrate the forest the deeper you delve into the unconscious. To reflect this extraordinary psychological condition, Don works with natural materials such as wax, charcoal, and found pigments on handmade paper.

Don completed his Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in fine arts at the University of Guelph in 1995 and in 2002, he completed the Dundas Valley of Art Advanced Studies Program. His work is represented in private, public and corporate collections across Canada. Born in Stephenville, Newfoundland, he currently resides in Cambridge, Ontario.

Tuesday, May 8 – 10:30 a.m. – Free.  No registration required

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