Gallery talks and tour

Ukama Gallery is pleased to present the sculptural product of a unique international collaboration, between Dominic Benhura and IceBear. Their Mother Earth sculpture brings together Benhura’s celebrated expression of contemporary Zimbabwean stone sculpture, informed by the context of IceBear’s inventive extension of Indigenous Canadian artistic traditions. Internationally acclaimed Ojibwey artist, IceBear will be unveiling a … Read moreGallery talks and tour

Casa Meshiko Vancouver’s Aztec Dance

The artist Sharon MacGougan, member of the International Dance Council (CID), and Javier Romero, from Casa Meshiko Vancouver, will present a workshop on traditional Mexica dance. This type of dance was practiced by Mexica and Chichimeca warriors in ancient times. Included will be a talk about the meaning of this form of dance. The audience … Read moreCasa Meshiko Vancouver’s Aztec Dance

Painting workshop

The artist Carmen Keitchs will teach different painting techniques, including Canadian and Latin American symbolism (with a focus on Inuits, Mayas, West Coast Salish, and Aztecs). The audience will experience 3D art making and learn how to paint based on indigenous symbols, traditions, and history. Each person will create their own painting during the session, … Read morePainting workshop

MAIZE, the Mesoamerican Alchemy Culinary Workshop

The audience will create some dishes based on traditional Aboriginal cuisine and learn the history of each dish. The Aboriginal chef Leonel Martin together with Imagia Cultural will teach the public about this topic. The workshop will include an opportunity for the public to share stories about what role food plays in their own culture. … Read moreMAIZE, the Mesoamerican Alchemy Culinary Workshop