Art Gallery Opening Reception: Jerry Evans: Weljesi

Date: May 26
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Level 3 Atrium
Art Gallery Opening

You are invited to join us for a free public art gallery opening reception!

Jerry Evans: Weljesi, curated by Jenelle Duval, marks the first major survey exhibition of works by one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most significant and beloved visual artists.

Jerry Evans has been dedicated to the preservation, reclamation and continued growth of Indigenous communities across this province for more than 30 years. His iconic prints, paintings, projections and video portraiture demonstrate a generosity of knowledge and a deep respect for his heritage and community. Jerry Evans’ constantly evolving, engaging contemporary practice are fundamental to the art history of this province and the rest of Canada.

The artist will be in attendance. Elder Marjorie Muise will join us for an opening prayer. Jenelle Duval, Philip Muise and Aaron Prosper will perform and we will hear Ko'jua music for this special occasion.

Admission to the Art Gallery exhibitions will be free during the event. There will be refreshments and a cash bar for 19+.

To learn more about the exhibition and the artist, please visit Jerry Evans: Weljesi | The Rooms

Image: Detail of Migration Cycles (2002). Lithograph (14/20). Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Collection, The Rooms.