Butterfly artwork to recognize missing and murdered Aboriginal women

Missing and murdered Aboriginal women are being honoured by an artistic project with a butterfly theme in Prince Rupert.

Two early submissions for The Butterfly Project

Missing and murdered Aboriginal women are being honoured by an artistic project on butterflies.

Artists of all ages and experiences are able to participate. Christine Haubrick said she is spearheading the project as a way to offer a small gesture that extends into an act of kindness.

“When someone speaks with the heart and others listen with theirs only good can come from the exchange,” she said.

The butterfly theme of the artwork is to represent “a need to carry out the changes necessary in the process of growth — to move on, grow from and improve a situation.”

The Pacific Coast School and Charles Hays Secondary School has students involved in designing a butterfly canvas. There are even elementary students from Smithers, Terrace and Kitimat taking part.

Haubrick has already received pieces of work from 10 artists. One canvas is a multimedia colleague, the other is a fabric piece designed much like a quilt.

The Prince Rupert Community Arts Council is supporting her initiative and providing 10 x 10 canvas and wooden panels at cost to those who want to participate. The submission deadline is June 10.

The Butterfly Project exhibit will be shown on June 21, National Aboriginal Day, at e’Klek Tik Trading on Third Avenue West.

Haubrick will accept the pieces until the exhibition  at e’Klek Tik Trading where there will be some food and beverage during a silent auction where people can bid on the pieces. Proceeds will be donated to a charity in the region, which has yet to be determined.

Contact Christine Haubrick for more information, for supplies, or to drop off an artistic piece, 250-627-1144.

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