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StFX German student society, Art Gallery, celebrate Indigenous culture in art exhibition

October 4th, 2017

An Exhibition of Indigenous Art is coming to StFX thanks in part to the efforts of students in the StFX German Society.

German Society president and StFX student Liam Elbourne together with Bruce Campbell, director of the StFX Art Gallery visited Rolf Bouman’s Friends United Center in Cleveland. After viewing the Indigenous artwork on display they thought an art exhibition would be a perfect complement at StFX to follow the permanent raising of the Mi’kmaq flag on the StFX campus in September.

The exhibition will bring paintings by Loretta Gould, Amanda and Darren Julian, Chelsea Brooks, David Brooks, Jay Bell Red Bird and Lorne Julien from Mr. Bouman’s private collection. The grand opening of this special exhibition, hosted by the German Society and the StFX Art Gallery, is scheduled to take place on Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. in the MacNeil Gallery in the Gerald Schwartz School of Business.

“Following the raising of the Mi’kmaq flag on campus, this event is another opportunity for the StFX community to honour and celebrate Indigenous culture,” Mr. Elbourne says.

“As an Indigenous student, I am very excited to see the art come to StFX,” says student Maggie Mugford, who is taking the German 200 class and is a member of the German Society.

Fourth year math student and German Society member Alexis van den Hoogen says she is pleased to see this special exhibition come to StFX. “It is so important to acknowledge different works of art, and it is equally important to have these Indigenous artists display their beautiful pieces. I am looking forward to having this opportunity on campus, and appreciating art from so many talented artists.”

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