Past Events

Presented at the CLM

TRANSFORM: Exploring Languages of Healing

TRANSFORM seeks to deconstruct what artist Alana Kibbe calls “The Language of Healing.”

A creative expression of breast cancer survival, living with chronic pain and long term injuries, and transformation through the spiritual navigation of chronic illness, this exhibition walks one through different versions of healing the artist has moved through to survive and rise towards thriving.

Each of the pieces represents different versions of healing: The cocoon. Transformation. Rising through metaphorical death. Grief. Finding home within. Releasing the costume. Discovering flights of freedom. Re-becoming stardust.

Exhibition attendees were invited to participate in an interactive activity representative of the interdependence and community care the artist identifies as core components to the healing languages communicated through the work. Throughout the exhibition, the artist will collect the interactive components completed by attendees, to weave them into the piece itself, thus having interactive participants become part of the work.

March 23 – April 28, 2022; launch event on March 31, 2022


gravity/grace/fall is a meditation in poetry, gesture, and motion. Themes of gravity, levity, seasons, passages, and time cycle through this contemplative trio.

A physics definition of ‘gravity’:
“the force of attraction between all masses in the universe, especially the attraction of the earth’s mass for bodies near its surface.”
That’s us.

“All the natural movements of the soul are controlled by laws analogous to those of physical gravity. Grace is the only exception. Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes this void. The imagination is continually at work filling up all the fissures through which grace might pass.”
― Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace

Renowned choreographer Carol Anderson, accompanied by celebrated dancers Terrill Maguire and Claudia Moore, presented her work gravity/grace/fall, which combines movement and spoken word.

November 22, 2018 and October 3, 2019.

An Evening with…

Prize-winning illustrator Vladyana Krykorka shared her experience illustrating Inuit stories. She collaborated with author Michael Kusugak to bring these stories to life. She also shared stories and slides from visits to Nunavik where she led book-making workshops for Inuit educators.

October 23, 2018

From Smoke to Cyber Signal

Abenaki artist Carmen Hathaway presents paintings and sculptures that combine traditional methods with digital technologies, including contemporary interpretations of the cultural heritage of Abenaki weaving.

This exhibit is part of the “Indigenous Art as a Sign of Resilience and a Means for Reconciliation” project. The closing event featured Nadine St. Louis, Indigenous entrepreneur of Mi’kmaq and Acadian heritage. St. Louis is the founder and executive Director of Sacred Fire Production, which works to promote Indigenous art and artists, and to raise awareness, break stereotypes, and foster cross-cultural dialogue for the inclusion and advancement of Indigenous artists.

January 9 – 26, 2018

The Best of All Worlds

A collection of seven multilingual stories written by Canadians for Canadians.

Local children’s authors read in their mother language, English, and French.

February 20, 2016

A Newfoundland Treasury of Terms for Ice and Snow

Marlene Creates’ exhibit explores the relationship between language and the natural landscape. The exhibit won the 2013 BMW Exhibition Prize at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Creates published a book adapted from her documentary video-poem, From the Ground-Tier to a Sparrow Batch: a Newfoundland Treasury of Terms for Ice and Snow, Blast Hole Pond River, Winter 2012-2013 (2014). The first part of the book is a long poem in 40 parts, which proceeds chronologically through a winter, following the changes along the Blast Hole Pond River. The seasonal phenomena are recorded with over 50 named varieties of ice, snow, and winter weather. The second part documents sea ice in Conception Bay with many more terms.

Photo and video exhibit: February 1 – March 31, 2014