Miquwahkesis Project officially launches with exhibition opening on December 11

The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) is pleased to announce the official launch of the Miquwahkesis (Red Fox) Project will take place at the opening reception of the Miquwahkesis Project Community Collaboration exhibition on December 11 at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by Kirschner Family Corporation.

The Miquwahkesis Project is a creative and multi-disciplinary public art program. Miquwahkesis, or Red Fox in Cree, refers to the local animal which is the symbol and inspiration for the project. To date this program has engaged over 1000 children, youth and community members in the Wood Buffalo region. Art workshops were designed and delivered for public festivals and school visits, promoting public art education and cultural appreciation.

The Miquwahkesis Project also includes 30 public art fox sculptures. The public art project includes two commissioned sculptures from Alberta artist Don Begg and 28 fibreglass artist-painted foxes.

“The Miquwahkesis Project Community Collaboration exhibition is a culmination of months of community workshops and events designed to inspire the creative spirit of the residents of our region,” said Russell Agnew, Interim Chief Operating Officer of the RRC. “We encourage all community members to attend the opening reception to view the community-created pieces as well as get a sneak peek at some of the artist-painted foxes.”

The opening reception of the Miquwahkesis Community Collaboration will take place on December 11 at 7:00 pm at the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery presented by Kirschner Family Corporation. Light refreshments will be served and all community members are invited to attend.

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