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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree, and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.

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Friday, February 24 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Powerful Portraits for Self-Reflection, Innovative thinking, and Empathy Building

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Award-winning artist, Alexis Marie Chute will share the broad creative and expressive possibilities of portraiture and self-portraiture. Through many examples, discover how portraits can visualize the often inexpressible parts of the human experience, making seen what is frequently unseen. Discover how different art materials and techniques can communicate various mental and emotional states, plus unexpected ways to combine these into complex and emotive portraits. We live in an age where empathy and compassion are needed more than ever. Through an exploration of portraiture and self-portraiture, learn how this artistic genre can grapple with coming of age, identity, mental health, struggle, and triumph.

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Alexis Marie Chute

Creative Director, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning visual artist, filmmaker, art gallery curator, and bestselling author. Her books include the fantasy trilogy Above the Star, Below the Moon, Inside the Sun, and memoir Expecting Sunshine. Her latest non-fiction book is entitled Prairie Spirits... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2023 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2901A
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