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AGNS to show First Nations Olympic bound Art

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will host a new exhibition Keepers of the Eastern Door. This exhibition will allow Gallery visitors an opportunity to view a selection of Olympic-themed Atlantic Aboriginal fine art before it is offered to an international audience at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

In cooperation with the Vancouver Olympics Committee (VANOC) and the Mi'kmaq Association for Cultural Studies (MACS), the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will showcase the works of ten Atlantic Aboriginal artists. The exhibition will remain on view May 15 until May 29, 2009. The selected Aboriginal artists include: Maliseet artists Shirley Bear, Tobique First Nation, NB; Ned Bear, St. Mary's First Nation, NB; and Dozay Christmas, Membertou, NS (originally from Tobique First Nation, NB). Mi'kmaq artists Peter Claire, Elsitpotog First Nation, NB; Charles Doucette, Potlotek First Nation, NS; Jerry Evans, St. John's, NL; Gerald Gloade, Millbrook First Nation, NS; Todd Labrador, Acadia First Nation, NS;  Mary Louise Martin, Millbrook First Nation, NS; and Alan Sylliboy, Millbrook First Nation, NS.

For more information please contact:

Deborah Ginnish
Executive Director/ MACS
E-mail: deborah@mikmaq-assoc.ca  
Tel: 1-902-567-1752   Fax: 1-902 567-0776


Jeff Gray
Manager of Communications
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Phone:  (902) 424-2903
Cell:      (902) 456-8622
Fax:      (902) 424-7359

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