Art of Conversation

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From May to December 2020, artists engaged in conversations over the phone with seniors or Elders. The artists created new pieces of art using that conversation as their muse. Arts Council then purchased those art pieces from the artists and gifted them to the seniors or Elders with whom they were made.

Click on the images in the Virtual Exhibit below to learn more about each piece.

Opportunities for Art of Conversation are now open for Artists of all disciplines, as well as Seniors and Elders (+60 years of age). Learn more here.

Art of Conversation Virtual Exhibit

Spring Roots

Sorina Doiculescu & Elder Peggy Bourke

This Town

Caitlin Wilson & Norman Cree

Remember When

Nelly Wati for Wanda Smith

Patsy’s Song

Éva LaPrairie & Patsy Gabriel

The Whirlwind Woman

Kiran Khan and Elder Pollyanna McBain

Love Heals All

Matthew Marcel & Beverly Tourangeau

Libby Seizes the World

Shauna Darbyshire & Libby Farrell

Historic Trinity, NFLD

Colleen Cameron and Mildred (Millie) Gosse

Seasons for Rita

Sharon Heading & Elder Rita Martin

Final Say

Riley Woodford and Denise

Rudy’s Song

Caius Hubris (Cory Huber) & Rudy Loy

Memories of Home

Shauna Darbyshire & Florence Hynes

You Are My Sunshine

Sherry Duncan & Norman Cree

The Scene of the Crime

Sharon Heading & Alan Reeve

Choice of Happiness

Kiran Malik-Khan & Aunty Reena: Chandip Kaur

The Art of Conversation with Miriam

Ryan McCann & Miriam Kesselring

Amerycan Graffiti

Liam Renner & Brenda Rye

Oft Forgotten

Xach Edward, Glen Miller, Chris Pottie, Brandon Bryson, Meghan Whitmore & Krystina Poltorak

Embracing the Greek

Terri Mort & Francia Panopolis

Peace Be Still

Elizabeth Matte & Marlene Hall


Enya Dange & Freida Reid

Putting the Man in Animal

Delaney Dalheim & Frank

The Fort Chipewyan Delta, 2020

Colleen Cameron & Elder George Vermillion

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Nelly Wati (Balloon Moose Studio) & Alan Reeve

Just Be Happy

Nabeela Rumi & JoAnn Harley

Mitchell and Julia

Mitchell Steeves & Julia

Cherished Memories

Alexander Bai & Linda Matychuk

Nature’s Song

Preesha Patel & Albina

3 Poems

Riley Woodford & Hope Moffatt

The Penny

Dorothy Bentley & Astrid Dézèntjé

The Art of Conversation with Michelin Crowe

Ryan McCann & Michelin Crowe

Amazing Road

Lori Wiseman & Joan

Bursting Forth

Melissa Redden & Mary Ann Carruthers

Colour-Full Life

Sherry Duncan & Brenda Wilm

Sea Foam

Barbara Madden & Marilyn Schulz

Portrait of Lorraine Cardinal Corrigan

Margie Cunningham & Lorraine Cardinal Corrigan

See Art of Conversation featured in the Fort McMurray Today.

Support and Collaboration

The Art of Conversation program has been generously supported by the New Horizons for Seniors Program, and is in collaboration with St. Aidan’s Society.


What participants have to say about Art of Conversation


Contact ACWB Programs Manager Luay Eljamal at [email protected] or 587.674.1625 x.102.

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