Corinne Chappell is one of the artists participating in Woodland Cultural Centre’s Virtual Face Mask Auction, Ga:hǫh ne’ hni’ ga:howe:kso/Covered and Uncovered. The auction is in response to the new realities created by the global coronavirus pandemic impacting so many Indigenous communities across the country, with 50% of proceeds shared with artists and 50% to support Woodland Cultural Centre programs, specifically School Visits & Educational Programming and Exhibitions.
Corinne Chappell is a Mi’kmaq artisan from Prince Edward Island who has over 40 years of experience in creating and fashioning garments and art pieces that beautifully blend our traditional styles with stylish modern fashion. From a strong Mi’kmaq motif on the collar of suits, to a full traditional peaked hat, her work can be seen on prominent Mi’kmaq leaders, Elders, and community members alike. She is currently working on revitalizing Mi’kmaq symbols and petroglyphs in her fashion garments and art pieces, as a way of bringing back these wonderful symbols from of our past into the present and into the future, as well.
“Msit No’kmaq/ All My Relations
This mask was created to promote the strength and resilience of Indigenous Women and a reminder to honour the wisdom and teachings of our ancestors. Although the mask can be viewed as a barrier to silence our voices, I believe it a canvas for us to promote our Indigenity to provide a space for discussion on the advancement of reconciliation.”
Msit No’kmaq/All My Relations
Valued at: $75.00 CAD
Materials: 100% Cotton Fabric, Embroidery thread, craft elastic
Current Top Bid: $250.00 CAD