On behalf of Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council and Good Learning Anywhere’s online distance learning program, we would like to congratulate Kathleen Corbiere of M’Chigeeng for winning the Sharing Circle contest. Here is an image of her winning piece of artwork.
In June 2013, we launched this contest to celebrate National Aboriginal Day. We encouraged learners, artists and all supporters of the adult literacy field to design a piece of artwork that best represents what our Sharing Circles are all about. The winning piece will then be incorporated into future Sharing Circle announcements and presentations. In January of 2014, we closed the date for submissions and posted them online on a designated Facebook page. The artwork with the most “Likes” as of Monday this week was declared the winner.
Here is what Kathleen had to say about her work:
My inspiration for this piece was the product of quiet time while reading and researching the “sharing circle” program. The materials I used were my “Faber Castell” ink pens, along with standard pencil crayons and a mechanical pencil. In this piece I interpreted the SHLC logo into the earth, and since the sharing circle is based around traditional aboriginal teachings from the stories told, the feather and smudge bowl were placed at the bottom of the design. The reasoning for the earth to be drawn into this was because of the word “sharing” circle, and since it is shared online, anyone can see, therefore the earth. Keeping this piece simplistic was my main goal in its creation, to show something simple but still getting to the point.
Congratulations to all the artists who submitted their artwork and to those who shared it across various social media sites. We sincerely respect and appreciate the time and energy they have put into their artwork for the Sharing Circles.
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