TRURO - Cree artist Ovide Bighetty's works will be featured during a stop in Truro by the national Reforming Relationships Art Tour.
Hosted by the John Calvin Christian Reformed Church, the tour seeks to create space for listening, learning, dialogue and building relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada.
The exhibit features Bighetty's depiction of the Easter story ‘Kisemanito Pakitinasuwin' (The Creator's Sacrifice) and is a series of 17 paintings in the Woodland Cree style that draws the viewer to consider profound themes of truth and reconciliation.
"We are thankful for the gift of art as a means of sparking dialogue and the blessing to be able to host the national tour," said Rev. Dan Pastor, who is the pastor of the local church. "We hope that we can share this gift with our community as an opportunity to continue the conversation of truth, reconciliation and healing in Canada."
Open house exhibits will be held tonight, Nov. 15 and Nov. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at John Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 169 Glenwood Dr., Truro. Guided private viewings for classes and community groups are available at no cost.
For more information about the tour or to book a viewing, contact Dan Brown at 843-0072 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.