CARFAC Alberta’s second mentorship program for Indigenous and new Canadian Visual Artists has been completed. This 2018 mentorship program was made possible by funding provided by the Edmonton Arts Council.
The seven artists in the program worked with their own mentor over a seven-month period and worked together as a group in sharing sessions under the direction of Sharon Moore Foster and Chris W. Carson.
The seven artists in the 2018 program: Len Cardinal: Indigenous Artist, St Paul; Dunni George: Nigeria; Irina Kruglyakova: Russia; Nadi Sani: Pakistan; Fetsum Teclemariam: Eritia; Wasim Alzahabi: Syria; and Bushra Yousaf: Pakistan. The seven mentors are: Saskia Aarts, Adam Bentley, Tim Grieco, Candace Makowichuk, Leona Olausen, Michelle Schultz and Marlena Wyman.