Arts for Canadians Tomorrow Society

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Lunar Lanterns

FEB. 2 – FEB. 29, 2024
VARLEY ART GALLERY OF MARKHAM

Lanterns are a major tradition of Asian festivals. Their warm glow lights up the last of winter, allowing us to look forward to a new year of bright things. Our Lunar Lanterns bridges this tradition with the local communities here in the Greater Toronto Area. Collaborating with Indigenous artists this year, the artworks each tell a unique story.

In the Year of the Dragon, LunarFest wishes that everyone can see beyond the traditions we were taught, and create new traditions that allow us to coexist in celebration. Through arts and culture, let’s explore the many ways we are Born to be Free!

Let Your Spirit Soar

Sherry Crawford

Kijicho-Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation

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2024 GTA Lunar Lantern - Sherry Crawford - Let Your Spirit Soar

Rise

Nathalie Bertin

Mètis, French, and Algonquin

2024 GTA Lunar Lantern - Nathalie Bertin - Rise
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2024 GTA Lunar Lantern - Nathalie Bertin - Rise

Wild Rose

Mishiikenh Kwe (Autumn Smith)

Anishinaabe / Magnetawan First Nation

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2024 GTA Lunar Lantern - Mishiikenh Kwe - Wild Rose

Mishibizhew Miinwa Animkii Bineshi Kwe

Elliott Doxtater-Wynn

Anishaabek / Kanien’keha’:ka

2024 GTA Lunar Lantern - Elliott Doxtater-Wynn - Mishibizhew Miinwa Animkii Bineshi Kwe
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2024 GTA Lunar Lantern - Elliott Doxtater-Wynn - Mishibizhew Miinwa Animkii Bineshi Kwe

Fox & Mouse

Loretta Gould

Mi’kmaq, Waycobah First Nation

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2024 GTA Lunar Lantern - Loretta Gould - Fox & Mouse

13 Months

Ali Istanda

Bunun

2024 GTA Lunar Lantern - Ali Istanda- 13 Months
2024 GTA Lunar Lantern - Artist Ali Istanda-
2024 GTA Lunar Lantern - Artist Ali Istanda-
2024 GTA Lunar Lantern - Ali Istanda- 13 Months
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Arts for Canadians Tomorrow Society is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, that is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We acknowledge our privilege to be gathered on this land, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples whose arts and stories inspire us to bring communities together.

© 2024 ARTS FOR CANADIANS TOMORROW SOCIETY

Arts for Canadians Tomorrow Society is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, that is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We acknowledge our privilege to be gathered on this land, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples whose arts and stories inspire us to bring communities together.

© 2024 ARTS FOR CANADIANS TOMORROW SOCIETY

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