Our June exhibit for Pride month, Woodland Views reflects artist Patrick Hunter’s Ojibway heritage and living loud and proud as a 2Spirited person. June 1-July 31
About the exhibit
The point of this exhibit is sharing. It is my hope that you, the viewer, when you close your screen you have learned something that you didn't know about my culture. In these times people are putting up walls of divide, making people afraid to ask questions about cultures and beliefs. But asking questions leads to more awareness and understanding. My art is large part of who I am and just isn't inspired by my Ojibway heritage but also by living loud and proud as a 2Spirited person. In Indigenous culture 2spirit represents both genders, multiple sexualities and they are held in high regard spiritually. Which can be seen reflected in much of my work. Enjoy the show. - Patrick
About the artist
Patrick Hunter is a 2Spirit Ojibway artist, graphic designer, and entrepreneur from Red Lake, Ontario. In 2011, he made the move to Toronto to pursue a career in the arts after completing the graphic design program at Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Knowing that his cultural background was an asset to his success, in 2014 he launched Patrick Hunter Art & Design. Specializing in fine and digital artwork and designs from his Ojibway roots with the intent to create a broader awareness of Indigenous culture and iconography. He currently resides in Toronto, and is busily preparing to launch a Made in Canada collection of apparel and houseware products.
Check out the exhibit at mnjcc.org/visualarts