My Works Family

By: Cheyenne LeGrande, Curatorial Intern

My experience at The Works has been very fulfilling so far.

I have learnt so much in such a small period of time. As we get closer to festival I am getting really excited to see the festival up and running. I am so thankful to be a part of The Works family. 

When I started I had no idea what to expect. I had no idea that I would meet so many awesome people and be able to grow and learn together as a group. We have had a couple installs already, and they have been going really well. It’s an incredible experience to arrive in an empty space and after a hard day of work, have the pleasure to see it transformed into the end product. Art has the ability to give spaces life. 

Through my experience at The Works I have already grown and learned so much from the connections I have been able to make.  Art and Connection is what The Works brought into my life, and I am truly thankful for this experience.

Cheyenne Rain LeGrande is an emerging young female indigenous Artist. She is interested in exploring the connection between her culture and her identity. Cheyenne’s creativity comes from the depth of her experience as a “Nehiyaw”(Cree) artist. With these influences, she strives to add a contemporary element to each piece. 

Cheyenne attended MacEwan University and completed her Fine Art Diploma in 2016. She will be entering her third year of studies at Emily Carr this fall. Cheyenne‘s work was included in the juried Grad show called “Artline”. She was also commissioned to do a painting for the Aboriginal Education Centre at MacEwan University. Cheyenne is very inspired by the indigenous way of being and knowing and looks forward to explore “Nisosihchikan” ( her creativity).