Film: Shelley Niro Series 2
Past event archive
3 May 2013, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
- Film||Late Shift
2009, Shelley Niro.
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Artist Shelley Niro introduces her feature length film Kissed by Lightening. Inspired by an ancient Iroquois tale, this story follows a Six Nations Mohawk artist who grieves for her lost husband. In an effort to extinguish haunting memories, she immerses herself in painting. Unexpectedly, an upcoming art exhibition forces her to consider the possibilities of the here and now.
Kissed by Lightening
2009, 89 minutes
Shelley Niro's works of art can be found in collections including the Museum of Civilization, the Contemporary Photography Museum of Canada, the Portrait Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, and the National Museum of the American Indian. She has participated in the Women in The Director's Chair Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts, 2003. In the fall of 2006, Shelley was selected to be a fellow with Women in Film and GM Accelerator Grants. In 2012 Shelley became the Aboriginal Laureaute to receive the Aboriginal Arts Award through the Ontario Arts Council.
George Catlin: American Indian Portraits season of events.