Global Pandemic: Artist Talk
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Please join us in the Dal Schindell Gallery for an artist talk by fine art photographer Michelle Leone Huisman. Huisman's exhibit Global Pandemic runs from Mar 2–Apr 10 at the Schindell Gallery, and we are delighted to have her speak on the evening of Apr 7 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
Note that proof of vaccination and masks will be required to attend.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Global Pandemic is fine art photographer Michelle Leone Huisman’s statement on the two pandemics we are currently facing: COVID-19 and a second more insidious accumulation of waste produced in response. In the fall of 2020, the world used 129 billion disposable plastic masks every month, or three million masks per minute (source: World Economic Forum). Pairing the darker side of these two pandemics with playful childhood themes, Global Pandemic hopes to illuminate the collective consciousness that links the health of our planet with the well-being of our children, while remembering the folklore produced in previous times of societal distress.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Michelle Leone Huisman is a fine art photographer, mother of two, and community advocate. She is a graduate of Ryerson University Bachelor of Photo Arts (Stills) with honours (1995/96), and Emily Carr University of Art + Design Photographic Arts (2009-2010). After graduating from Ryerson she traveled to Nepal, Laos, Thailand, and all over Europe. These travels helped shape her artistic vision and added to her drive to support her community. In 2021 Michelle toured her photographic exhibition An Unexpected Collection, featuring photographs of wooden spoons broken during the banging of pots for the 7PM cheer for first responders.
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The Dal Schindell Gallery at Regent College, 5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 2E4
Paid parking available at Regent College and UBC