NSCAD VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: Leonard Paul, Oct 14 @ 12 noon

The NSCAD Visiting Artist Series is honoured to host a lecture by NSCAD Alum Leonard Paul on October 14 at 12pm in the virtual “The Anna Speakeasy” (Instructions + link below). This lecture is presented as part of NSCAD’s celebrations of Mi’kmaq History Month.

Leonard Paul is an international First Nation Mi’kmaq artist from Nova Scotia, was born in K’jipuktuk/ Halifax in 1953, and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. Leonard attended NSCAD University (‘71-‘74) focusing in printmaking and painting, and a BA from Acadia University (’91) in political science. A year earlier, under the tutelage of Dr. Dennis Veinotte, Paul received a counselling certificate in Imagery Therapy at Acadia Divinity College. Paul is a full-time visual artist, although he recently spent time as acting Director of Indian Brook R.O.C.K.S., an arts/cultural program in Indian Brook First Nation, dedicated to promoting cultural arts among First Nations’ Youth. Leonard’s artwork is in many prominent art collections of private and corporations, university galleries, national and provincial government art galleries. In the last few years Leonard received numerous government grants and financial assistance from various institutions in recognition for his artistic endeavours.

Currently, Leonard Paul is busy working on several major projects, one of which is painting a mural for National Parks Canada and will reside in the Citadel Hill Fortress Museum, Halifax NS. The Nova Scotia Symphony and Choir are producing a gala special in Mr. Paul’s honour commemorating his paintings of the last 40 years for the year 2023. Also Mr. Paul is working on his one-man art exhibition, titled BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, at Art Gallery Nova Scotia, Halifax NS and National Art Gallery, Ottawa ON. Leonard Paul has recently joined the staff of Digital Mi’kmaq teaching instructional art classes to Mi’kmaq First Nation Youth Program.

To attend the talk, link to: https://smart.newrow.com/#/room/rzh-875 . The link will be active as of 11:50am on Oct 14th. The platform will ask you for a name and email to enter. Please note that emails are not collected and will not be used after the presentation.

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