Weljesi: Special Exhibition Tour with Artist Jerry Evans

Date: Sep 20
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Level 4 Art Gallery

Join visual artist, Jerry Evans to learn more about his work in the current exhibition, Weljesi

Weljesi marks the first major survey of Jerry Evans’ iconic prints, paintings, projections and video portraiture. Questioning the very format of the traditional retrospective, this exhibition is rooted in Indigenous concepts of cyclical time, storytelling and beauty. It reveals how Evans’ works are in constant movement, as they align with his expanding Indigenous worldviews and act as a focal point for life and community.

Jerry Evans is an artist of Mi’kmaw and settler heritage, born and raised in central Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland). He is one of this province’s most beloved and respected artists, working professionally for over 30 years. Known primarily as a painter and printmaker, he also works with film, design and traditional hand-poke tattooing to reach beyond Western ideologies. His practice is deeply rooted in his Mi’kmaw heritage, and his artistry comes alive in the creation of his own regalia for powwow dancing. He is committed to sharing and learning with communities all over Mi’kma’ki.

To learn more about Jerry Evans: https://www.jerryevans.ca/ 

Tickets: $12 (+HST), Free for Rooms Members. Get your ticket online or by calling (709) 757-8090.

Note:  This discussion takes place in the gallery, lightweight stools will be provided for any who wish to sit.

Events & Programs

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Leah Lewis, Associate Professor at Memorial University’s Faculty of Education, to learn about her work in art therapy, the therapeutic benefits of art practices, and her current research in this area.

This a free event but tickets are required. Get your ticket online or by calling (709) 757-8090.