CANCELLED: Conversation and Print Viewing with Jerry Evans
NSCAD Fountain Campus, Room H340, 5163 Duke St.
EVENT CANCELLED: Unfortunately, due to airline disruptions, this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event in the Fall term and will update our website and social media with event details as they are available.
The predominant theme in Evans's art is his Mi'kmaq heritage, which went unrecognized and acknowledged by his family for nearly three generations. After Evans came to learn more about his Mi'kmaq background, his focus on indigenous issues has become an integral part of his life and artwork. According to Evans, "the truth has a way of getting out and I've come full circle. I've always taken on an intense desire to find out more... that's what I'm exploring in my art. My artwork reflects my concerns with the indigenous part of me that was denied" (Arts Atlantic, Spring 1998).
Evans was born in the central Newfoundland town of Grand Falls in 1961. He holds a diploma in commercial art from the St. John's College of Trades and Technology (1980) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1986) and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (1992).