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Friday, May 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Be Well Be Safe Week at U of G celebrates National Mental Health Week and North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. See the full calendar of events brought to you by Wellness@Work.
Who is Patrick Hunter?
Patrick Hunter is a 2Spirit Ojibway Woodland artist from the community of Red Lake, in north-western Ontario. Patrick paints what he sees through a spiritual lens which is inspired by his homeland and growing up seeing the original works of woodland painter Norval Morrisseau in various buildings around his home town. After working as a graphic designer, Patrick launched Patrick Hunter Art & Design, specializing in artwork and designs from his cultural background with the intent of making artwork that creates a broader awareness of Indigenous iconography. His works can be viewed in the buildings around Toronto such as at CBC Headquarters, Toronto City Hall, TD and BMO banks, The Prince’s Trust Canada, Rogers Headquarters and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Or perhaps you may be familiar with his work such Marc-Andre Fleury’s NHL goalie helmet and 2022 Winter Olympic curling team uniforms!
Participants will learn:
- The fundamentals of painting/techniques in a fun & positive environment.
- The importance of mental health and healing through the arts.
- The spiritual significance/history of the Woodland Art form in Indigenous communities.
- Basic cultural competency understanding & artistic confidence.
Wellness@Work will purchase supplies to reduce barriers to participation. Registrants will be emailed ahead of the session date with pickup time options and instructions for preparing for the paint class. Pickup will be on U of G main campus, in the University Centre.