Tourism Moose Jaw Unveils Colourful Artwork at Pride Week Kickoff
Moose Jaw Pride Week officially kicks off today with an art unveiling of a diversity-themed piece by local artist, Andrew Meredith.
“Quilts are made up of different shapes and colours making each one as unique as the next,” Meredith said. “The uniqueness of the LGBT community was my inspiration making the painting a symbol of coming together as one.”
According to Jacki L’Hereux-Mason, Executive Director at Tourism Moose Jaw, the artwork was jointly commissioned with Moose Jaw Pride to help promote the organization’s support for diversity:
“Moose Jaw’s history has always been made up of a colourful and diverse fabric. Andrew’s beautiful quilt-inspired painting is a symbol of Tourism Moose Jaw’s commitment to promote Moose Jaw as a colouful, diverse, welcoming and inclusive community.”
The artwork, which will be on permanent display, will be unveiled at the Pride Flag Raising Ceremony today at Tourism Moose Jaw over the noon hour.
The public is invited to attend the flag-raising and art unveiling which will include a First Nations ceremony and blessing as the flag is raised. Cake will be served at the event and dignitaries will be in attendance to bring greetings.
The art unveiling comes just days before the first-ever “True Colours Pride Week Art Show,” set for this Friday at 7pm at Tourism Moose Jaw. The event is an opportunity for the entire community to come together and enjoy an evening of art and music.
A cash bar will be serving wine and light snacks will be available at this black tie event.
For an up to date list of all Pride Week events, please visit: www.moosejawpride.ca/events