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What is the WISDOM mural?
It is a mural project I have been dreaming of since I understood the deepness of the Indigenous teachings in regards of their connection and respect for Mother Nature. Indigenous teachings from all over the world invite us to connect with her in a conscious way, to see her as the source of life, to appreciate her unlimited gifts and to respect her.
This is the topic of the WISDOM mural and the round tables hold in January 11th and 18th 2021 by Ottawa based knowledge keepers from Algonquin, Inuit, Méti, Afro Caribbean, Latin American, Asian, African, and Oceanian cultures. Their teachings are the inspiration for the concept of the mural and we will paint it together on panels along with members of the community at large in Ottawa. Once the panels are painted, they will be installed on the big south wall of the Ottawa Community Housing building located at 1365 Bank St in Ottawa.
What We Need
I have almost all I need to make this mural a reality: the support of Ottawa Community Housing, City Councillor Jean Cloutier, Catholic Centre for Immigrants (supporting all religions) and Ottawa South Community Resource Centre. Thanks to these two last institutions I was awarded the Diversity in the Arts Grant from the City of Ottawa and the Community...... from Ottawa Community Foundation for this project but if I can raise $33.000 I will be able to make the WISDOM mural a reality.
These funds will be used to compensate the Indigenous Elders and worldwide knowledge keepers and the Algonquin Emerging Artist that will be my mentee during the creation of the mural as well as for materials, installation costs and professional artist compensation. This project is divided in two phases: phase one: The online world wide knowledge keepers round tables that will take place during the month of November and December 2020 and that will be wildly publish on social media followed by the creation of the mural concept that will be inspired in this conversations. Phase two: the mural production and community painting sessions that will take place from January to May at the lounge of the Ottawa Community Housing building lounge and other public spaces under strict social distancing regulations. My goal is to raise $35000 by November 30, 2020.
(photo of community painting sessions).
Any amount you donate will be welcome and will help creating a bigger mural.
Bigger donations from Art supporters and believers in Universal teachings will be advertised according to their donations in the social media campaign and on the mural plaque that will be permanently installed with the mural.
If you are a Patron of the Arts, please contact me to set up a meeting. I would be happy to tell you more about the project and about our sponsorship package.
By donating to this project
You will encourage more than 150 people from all origins, ages and genders in the creation of a landmark mural in the Capital Region and you will support Urban Art so needed in Ottawa. You will also connect with the cause, with its participants, with amazing and strong community partners and of course with Mother Nature!
Meet the Wisdom Mural Elders!
"ONE WITH NATURE, ONE TOGETHER. Teachings from around the World".
Teachings from around the World".
Round table No.1
Teachings from around the World".
Round table No.2
WELCOME TO OUR HEADQUARTERS!
A location generously donated for the duration of the project by Ryan Berresi, the Managing Partner of Oakview Capital Inc. real estate investment firm. It is located at 36 Bentley Av in Ottawa.
The WOW Mural, was created in 2018 with the participation of more than 80 members of the community from all backgrounds, ages and genders. The WISDOM mural will be as well a community created landmark in Ottawa.