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Poetry Life Sized with Gillian Wigmore this month at Omineca Arts Centre

Gillian Wigmore, local poet and author is March Artist in Residence at OMINECA Arts Centre.

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 Agesshortlisted for the George Ryga Award; and Orient. She has also written three books of fiction – a novella, Graylinga 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:

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. 


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