Paint Night

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Paint Night

Torrie Ironstar is an Indigenous, Deaf, Queer, and Two-spirit visual artist who will be hosting a paint night on May 21, 2022, 6:00pm at the Inside Out Theatre studio.

We will cover art supplies and serve coffee/tea/water at this time.

Location: Inside Out Theatre (200, Barclay Parade, SW)

Back by popular demand, we will be hosting our 2nd paint night at the studio. Torrie did a beautiful job of facilitating the first paint night by creating a medicine wheel. This time, we will be exploring the one-line drawing techniques. There is a long stick with a paintbrush and once the paint touches the surface of the canvas, the brush cannot leave until the image is complete. Torrie will be there to guide you through the process.

Cost

Our previous participants had shared their feedback on their experience and we decided that there would be a sliding scale of $40 – $65 and however you want to pay is up to you.

English interpretation is available for the non-signers to participate.

Please RSVP by sending an e-transfer to deafantlers@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Let me know if you have any questions or need assistance.

About Torrie Ironstar

Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Torrie is a proud member of Treaty 4 and Carry The Kettle; he was raised in the Nakota clan with strong cultural knowledge. Torrie was born profoundly deaf and learned sign language at a public school. He discovered his artistic talent in grade 11 when he enrolled in an International Baccalaureate art course and started to focus on Indigenous arts. Torrie is a self-taught artist, with a focus on mixed media; he has created a diverse range of works: from plexiglass art to screen-printing to painting on drums to collages to oil paints.

Torrie came out as Two-Spirit in his late 20’s and reclaimed this identity after being forced by his schools not to identify this way. He went traveling across the US and met Two-Spirit people and the communities to learn who he is while taking his arts to next level of indigenous contemporary art style. Currently working with Making Treaty 7 production for an upcoming theatre project as a set designer and visual artist, and currently working with a few artists for upcoming collaborations to focus on Truth and Reconciliation Commission and MMIW including Two-Spirit arts. Torrie continues to live in Regina where he is working in the arts. Torrie is proud to be Nakota, Two-Spirit, deaf, and an artist.

May 21, 2022

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