College’s Online Auction features Indigenous Art

Staff

Confederation College is hoping to support students and promote Indigenous art, through an online auction.

Following the success of a recent online Community Partners’ Evening, which took place in January, the college is launching the next phase of its at-home fundraising initiative with an Indigenous Art Online Auction on February 26 to 28.

“The in-person auction of past Community Partners’ Evening events has always featured Indigenous works from our print collection,” said Kathleen Lynch, President. “They have consistently been our most highly coveted auction items and contribute significantly towards our bursary program for students in need. With students in mind, we wanted to continue the tradition of sharing these meaningful pieces with our community through the creation of an online auction.”

The art up for auction features contemporary Indigenous prints by Norval Morrisseau, Douglas Kakekagumick and Lloyd Kakepetum. Opening at 8 a.m. on Friday, February 26, the auction items will remain open for bidding until 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 28. Members of the public can access the auction at www.confederationcollege.ca/auction2021.

Confederation College is hoping to build on more than $27,000 already raised in part one of the Community Partners’ Evening at Home, with a final goal of raising $35,000. All proceeds directly contribute to student bursaries, scholarships and awards.

“We are extremely grateful for the incredible support received through our ‘Have a Hoot’ event boxes and hope to see that generosity continue with the auction,” said Lynch. “The impact of our bursary program is profound for our students, particularly now during this difficult time. We invite our community to help change lives through learning by participating in our online auction later this week.”

Confederation College is raising funds for scholarships through the auction of Indigenous art. Feature artists include Douglas Kakekagumick, above, and Norval Morrisseau, below.
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