Niagara Falls for NWT Arts at Canada Summer Games

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September 8, 2022

Niagara Falls welcomed NWT artists and their creative wares at the 13 for 13 Festival associated with the 2022 Canada Summer Games.

5 NWT artists displayed their creativity at the afternoon Arts Market:

Catherine Blondin: Traditional beadwork artist from Sahtuotine (Sahtu Dene) from Liidli Kue (Fort Simpson).


Genevieve Clarke: From Enterprise, NT, Combines Beadwork and painting.


Jonathan Gillingham: a Norman Wells- based photographer who captures NWT landscapes, skyscapes and wildlife on film. (Photo by Charles Vandersluys)


Jessica McVicker: A contemporary painter living in Yellowknife who paints the NWT with a fresh set of eyes.


James Wedzin: A painter from North Slave who creates wonderful Northern Canadian landscapes and animal imagery.


The evening began with a multi-media experience! William Greenland, James Wedzin, James Shawana, and Leona Skye collaborated to tell a story with flute, spoken word and live painting.


To end the evening, Juno Award recipient, Leela Gilday, performed with her finale being lit by fireworks over the Falls.