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"The Land is Dancing" Artist Talk with Betty Carpick


Painting Visual arts
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Co. Lab Art Gallery

251 Red River Road

Thunder Bay, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Creative in Residence Betty Carpick presents an artist talk, sharing her artistic journey and the inspirations for her public art projection.

Registration is not required but this event has a limited capacity and participation is based on a first come first serve basis. Please Register to get a reminder before the event!

Date: September 28th, 2023

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Co. Lab Gallery and Arts Centre, 251 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay

Venue Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible (please contact the venue in advance), Gender Neutral Washrooms , Paid parking lot on Red River Rd.

Program Description:

Betty Carpick is a multidisciplinary land-based artist, educator, and environmentalist, who offers stewardship of land and water shaped by her Cree and Eastern European heritage. Using Boreal Forest inks made by Betty, community participants made ink blots that were photographed and assembled as patterns in a galaxy for a digital projection. The resulting composition is being presented Sept 28-30 as an outdoor installation in Thunder Bay during the Ontario Culture Days Festival. Creative in Residence Betty Carpick will present an artist talk at Co. Lab, sharing her artistic journey and the inspirations for her public art projection.

About the Artist:

Betty Carpick grew up in Northern Manitoba, and currently lives alongside Gichigamiing in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In her work, she is constantly engaging with the natural world. The interdisciplinary and intergenerational ways that she offers stewardship of land and water are shaped by her Cree and Eastern European heritage. Her community’s lived experience with permanent watershed devastation for energy extraction amplifies the ways she uses art to hold conversations on caring for the living planet. Betty's practice includes ink making, textile arts, writing, drawing, sculpture, photography, performance, and installation. She intersects her own practice with communities of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds and invites them to engage the spirit of play, discovery, and collective responsibility for our planet.


This program is a part of the Creatives In Residence series by Ontario Culture Days.



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Ontario Culture Days is dedicated to fostering the public’s engagement with Ontario’s arts, culture and heritage as a means of enriching our communities while supporting the vibrancy and sustainability of our sector.

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