I dare you to visit the space at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) devoted to the work of Elisapee Ishulutaq and not fall in love with her and her art.
Elisapee is 90 years old and last year she was made a member of the Order of Canada in recognition of her artistic and community contributions. One wall at the WAG holds a bright and lively mural she made in 2014. You can watch a video and look at photos of Elisapee getting out of her wheel chair, kneeling down and fearlessly starting to draw marks with her oil sticks on a long piece of paper to make her mural.
For five days she slid along the floor in her apron, seal skin boots and knitted sweater, with her wire frame glasses perched on her nose…
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