by Elissa Barnard - Courtesy of the Chronicle Herald

Snapshot: East Coast Contemporary Aboriginal Art, a major exhibition of contemporary East Coast Aboriginal art presented by the Khyber Centre for the Arts and the Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Centre provides a glimpse of Mi’kmaq and Maliseet practices at this particular time in 2012. It aims to raise the profile of Aboriginal artists in Atlantic Canada and to accord them the same respect and recognition that First Nations artists already receive in Central and Western Canada.

Snapshot will showcase the work of six emerging and mid-career artists: Frannie Francis, Ursula Johnson, Dozay Christmas, Charles Doucette, Gerald Gloade and Jerry Evans. The exhibition is curated by renowned Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy.