Phyllis Poitras-Jarrett: Spirit of Nature - Looking Beyond Yourself
Open House: Wednessday April 5 - 7:30-9:30
George Layh Theatre
My name is Phyllis Poitras-Jarrett. I am a contemporary Métis artist living in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Poitras is my mom's maiden name; she is a proud Métis matriarch. Both my Kokum and Mooshum's homelands were near the Red River. Jarrett is my loving father's Scottish-English name, only with us in spirit. I graduated from the Saskatchewan Urban Natives Teaching program and retired from a rewarding career of teaching after 28 year. I now have plenty of time to create art once again.
My art celebrates traditional Indigenous worldview and harmony with all sources of life. Animals, plants, insects, land, water and air hold equal value on earth. We must be mindful of our daily footprints by respecting and caring for Mother Earth. These life elements are referred to as “All My Relations'' by Indigenous people.
In my art the Spirit animals symbolize the qualities and values that every person has within themselves. Embracing these values will create conditions for our lights to shine bright on our life journeys. A mindful, kind loving society generates more energy and space to be present. The result is more time to look beyond ourselves and notice that Mother Nature has always provided us with abundant gifts of clean air, water, and food to keep us alive. For our health and survival we must realize that taking care of Mother Earth and her gifts is a priority.
Adjudicated Art Show
Pictures from 2018 Adjudicated Art Show
Art Classes for Kids
Six-week Art Class for children age 6-9 instructed by local artists Jan Layh, was held at the George Layh theatre this fall. 14 young artists learned about colour theory and a bit about drawing and painting.