town to celebrate creation of two painted crosswalks

Town to celebrate creation of two painted crosswalks

Kincardine will be celebrating the creation of two new painted crosswalks.

On May 20, artists and volunteers are coming together along Kincardine’s lakeshore at the bottom of Harbour Street to paint two crosswalks. The goal of the crosswalks is to continue the journey towards reconciliation, and to support and celebrate inclusion.

The first crosswalk will be painted by Jeffrey (Red) George (Ma-Mi-No-ga-boo) who will be onsite painting. George is an Ojibway artist who grew up along the shores of Lake Huron on the First Nation lands of Kettle and Stoney Point.

A pride flag crosswalk will be the second piece done. Members of Kincardine Pride will be attending and assisting with the painting.

“We are so excited to host Jeffrey’s work in the Municipality of Kincardine. We hope it will inspire commitment and actions towards reconciliation with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community members,” says Lorie Fioze, Manager of Strategic Initiatives.

Jeff connects with his mind and heart, with each of his paintings guided by the ancestral tradition of painting in the Woodland style influenced by Norval Morrisseau. George is a renowned artist signed with Canadian Indigenous Art in Vancouver and a native flutist.

The Municipality of Kincardine will also have information at the crosswalk painting on other activities planned for this summer including exhibits and training that offers further teachings about reconciliation and inclusion.

For additional resources:
-Truth and Reconciliation:
-Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA):
-Jeffrey George’s Red Dog Studio:

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