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Artist Talk featuring Michael Couchie


Join us on June 22nd, from 2-3pm, for an engaging Artist Talk featuring Michael Couchie.

During this talk, Michael will describe the concepts, techniques, and creative process behind his solo exhibition: "Another Way Home."

Whether you're an art enthusiast, a budding creator, or simply curious, this FREE event promises to be both enlightening and inspiring.


About the Artist:

" As an Anishnabe person there’s so much reflected about who I am in my work, but it’s not based on specific indigenous mythology. I am a digital and multimedia artist who works with a variety if mediums. The style of my most recent work is inspired by Woodlands aesthetic.

People have asked, “What do you think the audience sees when they look at your work?”

My art is about design, and what I’m doing with colour and design has to look good to me. I tell people design satisfies what I’m attempting at the time. It satisfies something within me, and to define and explain is difficult sometimes. it could change tomorrow or a year from now. It’s ever chancing.

At the present time, I am drawing on computer tablet and then manipulate with computer software. As I go along, I am able  to control what I’m doing to a certain degree. It’s not happenstance; I know how my art work will react to the manipulation of the software.

My process of creating is similar to a math problem. How do I put A and B together to make C?

Thinking abstractly drives me in my process, and sometimes I know what I am trying to achieve, but there is also a point in which I start drawing and I let it go from there.

I create art that excites me, sometimes people view my work and they’re not as excited as I am, but what I learned in the process of art making isn’t lost on me. It’s up to my audience to interpret and decide what thy think of the final product.

There are many possibilities working in the digital process. The art work can be printed in a variety of formats and some as large as a billboard, but at the end of the day, I think my work is unique because it comes from inside myself.” - Michael Couchie

Artist Talk featuring Michael Couchie