It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since the new Windsor Regional Library opened, but November 2014 marks the tenth anniversary and it’s time for a celebration!
A special anniversary kick-off is planned for Tuesday, November 4th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, featuring Mi’kmaq art and culture including drumming and some special treats. As an added bonus, from November 4 - 21, the Windsor branch of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library will be featuring Alan Syliboy’s Thundermaker multimedia art exhibit.
Through this exhibit, which uses static and multimedia displays of Mi’kmaq motifs and consists of panels and a tipi, people can experience an important part of legend told from an artist’s perspective. They can watch Syliboy’s ‘Little Thunder’ character transform into the Thundermaker, learn about the role his parents and the Mi’kmaq community play in his upbringing, and watch him make thunder for the first time.
Alan Syliboy’s ‘Little Thunder’ character is well-travelled. Among many places, he was on the West Coast for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, then to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton in 2013.
The Thundermaker exhibit will be on display at various public libraries throughout Nova Scotia until June 2015 thanks to funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. If you want more information about the tour, visit www.thundermaker.ca.
Posted by Frances Newman, CEO