“Female filmmakers and storytelling – the films and visual art of Jackie Traverse and Shimby Zegeye-Gebrehiwot” is the focus of the February 5th Art Talk/Art Walk, presented by First Fridays in the Exchange.

Jackie Traverse is a graduate from the School of Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba. She is an Anishinabe from Lake St. Martin, First Nations. Jackie works in all mediums from sculpture, mixed media, and video. Jackie has created several short films including a stop-motion animation on missing and murdered women in Canada as she is deeply moved by the injustices faced by First Nations people.

Shimby Zegeye-Gebrehiwot is an artist and filmmaker and the first in her family to be born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada. In February 2010 she went to Greece to be with and film her maternal grandmother resulting in the experimental documentary yaya/ayat, which was her first film. Zegeye’s practice is experimental, diasporic and meditative. Her role as an artist is deeply vested in building community.

Art Talk/Art Walk and First Fridays in the Exchange is a monthly fixture in Winnipeg culturally vibrant Exchange District. Dinner and a lively, interactive talk is followed by a guided walk through Exchange Galleries & Studios.

To attend please reserve tickets by calling 204.697.7069
237 McDermot (The Winnipeg Free Press News Café), 6-9pm
Tickets are $20 and that includes the talk and a one course dinner with coffee or tea
(tax & gratuity included)