We are excited to announce a brand new Pop-up Art Gallery at Dave Ferro Safety Ltd’s head office! Our main reception area has been transformed into an Art Gallery featuring Indigenous Student Artists participating in the Xpressions Art and Design Program, an initiative of Tribal Chiefs Employment & Training Services Association (TCETSA).
DF Safety and TCETSA have worked together on different projects since 2017, so it is an absolute pleasure to collaborate with them again! You may have read about our past projects in one of our earlier blogs: https://dfsafety.ca/tcetsa-partnership-with-df-safety/
Xpressions Art and Design
The Xpressions Arts and Design program was established in the heartland of Treaty Six within the traditional territories of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Cold Lake First Nation, Frog Lake First Nation, Heart Lake First Nation, Kehewin Cree Nation, and Whitefish Lake First Nation.
All the items in the gallery are authentic and handcrafted by Indigenous Artists who pursued the program because of their desire to build skills and increase their knowledge of authentic Indigenous arts and crafts.
The products are one-of-a-kind pieces and vary from jewelry, beadwork, quilled work, birch bark arts, fine arts, earrings, necklaces, medallions, bracelets, and moccasins.
If you have the opportunity to come by our office as a student or a visitor, please take the time to view and enjoy the artwork on our walls and in our display cabinet. If you see an art piece that speaks to you and you wish to purchase it, you will be contributing to the program as 100% of the purchase price goes to Xpressions Art and Design.
More information on the Xpressions Art and Design Program can be found at: https://tcetsa.ca/xpressions-arts-design/