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As part of Aboriginal Music Week, Urban Shaman will be hosting Laura Ortman for two events. Laura will be performing after the Noondaagotoon: play it (so it makes sounds) film screening from 9-11pm at Urban Shaman Gallery at 203-290 McDermot Avenue.
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203 - 290 MCDERMOT AVE WINNIPEG, MB R3B 0T2
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TUES - SAT 12PM - 5PM
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About Urban Shaman
Urban Shaman is an Aboriginal artist-run centre dedicated to meeting the needs of artists by providing a vehicle for artistic expression in all disciplines and at all levels by taking a leadership role in the cultivation of Indigenous art.
Urban Shaman presents contemporary Indigenous Aboriginal art with integrity while remaining rooted in our diverse Aboriginal cultures.
Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art is a nationally recognized leader in Aboriginal arts programming and one of the foremost venues and voices for Aboriginal art in Canada. Our focus on developing new programming and new ways of presenting it, have resulted in increased exposure and the expansion of our activities. Urban Shaman is dedicated to the Aboriginal arts community and arts community at large.
• Committed to serving the needs of emerging, mid-career, and established Aboriginal artists through exhibitions and associated programming, workshops, residencies and curatorial initiatives.
• Dedicated to contributing to art historical and cultural critical discourses on a local, national, and international level.
• Committed to facilitating artistic production, education, and appreciation of contemporary art as an important and empowering tool for Aboriginal peoples.
Admission to the gallery is free.
Biography: New York City’s LAURA ORTMAN (White Mountain Apache) was a member of the genre-bending THE DUST DIVE and STARS LIKE FLEAS, and has written and recorded two solo albums (recorded by Martin Bisi) playing violin, Apache violin, amplified piano, electric guitar, samples, megaphone and organ. Ortman has toured Europe, Canada and the US. She has performed at MoMA, Centre Pompidou, The Beacon Theater, Tribeca Film Festival, PS1 Center for Contemporary Arts, the UN, The Kitchen, CBGB’s, SXSW and imagineNative, amongst many other venues. She continually collaborates with artists, filmmakers, musicians and choreographers, including Jock Soto, Nanobah Becker, Raven Chacon, Skawennati, Blackhorse Lowe and Brooke Swaney. She received the FIRST NATIONS COMPOSERS INITIATIVE Common Ground Award Grant for founding The Coast Orchestra, the all-Native American orchestra in 2008. In Fall 2014 she’s been awarded a Robert Rauschenberg residency in Captiva, Florida where she will finalize preparations to record her third solo album when she returns back to Brooklyn where she has lived since 1997.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMBjLOkY_H8