BY KATE AMES
Omineca Arts Centre
We’re wigging out about Gillian Wigmore at Omineca Arts Centre in Prince George, this Month as Artist in Residence. From March 8 to 29 Gillian will be in studio at OMINECA Arts Centre (369 Victoria Street downtown Prince George).
Each month Omineca features a local artist or performer as Artist in Residence, offering studio time, an Artist Exhibition and for the community, a FREE WORKSHOP! This month Gillian Wigmore will be in studio Mondays 5-7 pmand Fridays 12-5 pm. Mask up and come on down to experience Gillian’s LIFE SIZED poetry in person or tune into Facebook Live for the Grand Opening of “Poetry LIFE SIZED” Monday March 15 5-8 pm and register for her Free Workshop Saturday March 20 12 – 3 pm.
Gillian Wigmore lives in Prince George, BC on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh. She is the author of three books of poems: Soft Geography, winner of the ReLit Prize for Poetry; Dirt of Ages, shortlisted for the George Ryga Award; and Orient. She has also written three books of fiction – a novella, Grayling, a novel, Glory, and a book of novellas, Night Watch: the Vet Suite, 2021, Invisible Publishing.
Omineca’s residency program hosts both pre-emerging and professional local, regional and visiting artists and performers. Residencies are open to performance, music, literary and visual artists and collaborative, multidisciplinary projects. Apply to be a future artist in residence here: https://www.ominecaartscentre.com/artist-residencies.
In the face of a global pandemic, Omineca Arts Centre has continued to facilitate collaboration and diversify opportunities for emerging & professional visual, literary, musical and performing artists. The community arts centre is 100% dependent on fundraising, grants and sponsor dollars. Current and upcoming opportunities include:
- Nechako Bottle Depot account #683 – No waiting in line necessary
- OMINECA Arts Centre Go Fund Me – Sponsor advertising / swag packages available
- Virtual Art Auction and Live Concert – Email firstname.lastname@example.org get involved
- Volunteer with Omineca – Gallery, events and more +
OMINECA Arts Centre is an interdisciplinary, locally led artist run centre that prides itself in being a safe space for creativity to flourish. The Centre’s has been in operation since 2016, led by chair, Jennifer Pighin, local indigenous artist and educator. The mission is to create space and opportunity for innovative, multidisciplinary, collaborative, and marginalized art forms within the Omineca region. For more information on our events this month, visit our website or Facebook page.