Métis artists attend first open forum

Artisan Forum smallRick Nolan and Karen Lediard (absent) had two tables
displaying their carpentry and fine wildlife pillows at the
Open Forum for Métis Artists on April 11 at the Métis
Nation of Ontario office in Midland. Click here to view a 
larger version of this picture.

Submitted by PCMNO Region 7 Councilor Pauline Richardson

More than 50 people attended the Open Forum for Métis Artists on April 11 at the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) office in Midland.

The event was organized by MNO citizen and artist Maurice Cadieux and his wife Donna. Their passion for the arts, their family and friends sparked the idea to give back by inviting other Métis artists and providing a venue for them to interact and show their work.

Artists filled every table with displays of beading, sculptures, carpentry, visual arts and photography.

True to Métis spirit, the hall was filled with laughter and music throughout the evening. Everyone had an opportunity to interact with the artists, ask questions and develop friendships.
Comment cards from participants showed they loved the event.

The event is just the first, according to Cadieux, who is already planning for the next open forum.

Special thanks to the MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council for their donation of the facilities, food and beverages. Maurice and Donna would also like to thank their family and friends for their support throughout the organization of the event.

Posted: May 23, 2018

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