Nigig Visiting Artist Residency: Janet Rogers Closing Reception

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Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University says
Janet Rogers - INVC's Nigig Visiting Artist
Closing Event/Poetry Reading
100 McCaul room 187
March 3 - 6:00 pm

For more information contact Nancy King at nking@ocadu.ca

Additional EVENTS:
March 2 - The Mighty Pen, 113 McCaul room 410, 4-5:30 pm

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from the Six Nations band in soutehrn Ontario. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and has been living on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people (Victoria, British Columbia) since 1994. She works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music and script writing. Janet is also a radio broadcaster, documentary producer and sound artist. From 2012-2015, Janet was the city of Victorua (BC) Poet Laureate and Writer-In-Residence at UNBV from September 2015- February 2016.
her literary titles include: Splitting the Heart (Ekstasis Editions 2007), Red Erotic (Ojistah Publishing 2010), Unearthed (Leaf Press 2011), and Peace in Duress (Talonbooks 2014). Her poetry CDs Firewater (2009), Got Your Back (2012) and 6 Directions (2013) all received nominations for Best Spoken Word Recording at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards and the Native American Music Awards. You can hear Janet on the radio as she hosts Native Waves Radio on CFUV fm. Her radio documentaries "Bring Your Drum" (50 Years of Indigenous Protest Music) and "Resonating Reconciliation" won Best Radio at the imagineNATIVE film and Media festival 2011 and 2013.
2Ro Media is the newly incorporated production company Janet and Mohawk media artist Jackson Twobears own and operate. They are producing NDN's on the Airwaves, a 6-part documentary series on CKRZ fm Six Nations radio that is focussed on the current history of native radio in Canada, due for release in February 2016

ABOUT NIGIG VISITING ARTIST RESIDENCY:

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency, hosted by the Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCAD University, is a new program that provides an opportunity for an Indigenous artist to visit OCAD University for a 3-week period to focus on a short-term project and explore in a collaborative environment, issues impacting their work. The visiting artist will engage and interact with students and faculty in the capacity of mentorship, critique, lecture and a public workshop / demonstration.

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency supports the dynamism located in Indigenous contemporary art practice and is a tremendous educational opportunity for the artist and students. The residency is genrously supported by the Delaney Family Foundation.

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency is generously supported by the Government of Ontario (Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ Targeted Initiatives Fund).
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