Author Archives: Michelle LaRiviere

About Michelle LaRiviere

Michelle is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, writer, and Reiki Master currently based in Windsor, Ontario. She has exhibited internationally, and her practice includes traditional as well as digital media. Michelle also taught visual arts to secondary school students for ten years. Currently she has gone back to her foundational roots, and is exploring figurative drawing in graphite on paper.

Emerging

I am emerging from a long pause where deep healing, deep reflection, and much needed self-care were needed. Babies are born, loved ones die, life as we know it often shifts into a new and unfamiliar reality. We adjust… and … Continue reading

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The White Umbrella: Imitators in the Long Shadows of Cultural Appropriation

The backstory: Toronto artist, Amanda PL, has been called out for cultural appropriation and plagiarism. Widespread outrage within First Nations and artistic communities resulted in the cancellation of her upcoming exhibition. To make matters worse, a video was released where … Continue reading

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Runes

“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.“  Marcel Proust In 1983, my boyfriend gave me a set of Viking Runes. By that time we were a few years into our relationship, and … Continue reading

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