Mîtawîtân (Let’s Play)!

Mîtawîtân (Let’s Play)! is a community engaged project by printmaker and textile artist Catherine Ruddell that was envisioned for KidzArt Day in the Community. Catherine is a visual artist of Métis and settler descent who currently lives and works on the ancestral lands of the Dane-zaa in Treaty 8 Territory (Fort St. John, BC). Over the month of June we invite the community to engage with the Michif language and the art of printmaking though this socially distanced collaborative project.

Catherine has developed free Print Kits which include materials for three different types of stamps and two Michif language cards that describe summer activities. Learn how to make stamps from string, fun-foam, and cardboard, and use the Michif language cards for inspiration. Then, bring two of your unique stamps to the gallery for Catherine to use in a collaborative print installation on the Rustad Galleria walls.

Here’s how to participate: 

  • June 9th: Print Kits will be available for free at three locations: Two Rivers Gallery, Huble Homestead, and The Makerie.

  • June 9th – June 29th: Create three stamps – test one, and save two for Catherine to use in an installation at Two Rivers Gallery. Share your test prints on social media and be sure to tag us so we can share your creations: @tworiversgallery #KidzArtDaysInTheCommunity

  • June 29th – July 3rd: Bring your two stamps to the gallery when you are finished. The deadline to bring your stamps to the gallery is July 3rd.

  • July 11th – August 8th: Come see Catherine’s installation of  Mîtawîtân (Let’s Play)!  at Two Rivers Gallery between July 11th and August 8th in the Rustad Galleria.

The installation will be on exhibit in Two Rivers Gallery’s Rustad Galleria from July 11 – August 8.

More information on this project can be found here: Mîtawîtân (Let’s Play)! Instructions

June 9 — August 8
10:00 am (1447h)

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