Double Launch with Kiona Callihoo Ligtvoet and Elisabeth Belliveau

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Join us at Audreys Books on October 20th at 7:00 for the double launch of two new works by artists Elisabeth Belliveau and Kiona Callihoo Ligtvoet. Belliveau’s CONDYLADY and Callihoo Ligtvoet’s We Were Younger Once are both part of the Conundrum25 series of pocketbooks.
About We Were Younger Once
Kiona — or Kiwi, as her family calls her—grew up living with her moshom (grandpa) and a revolving door of relatives on scrip land. Affectionately called “the farm”, Kiwi shares a small portion of her home—a spot where she played with her cousins, daydreamed about her future, listened to her families stories across generations, and learned about the complexities of heartbreak.
In We Were Younger Once, artist Kiona Callihoo Ligtvoet follows a non-linear series of mini memories of growing up as a dirt kid on the prairies, the wistfulness of leaving home, and the visits that will always bring her back.
About Kiona Callihoo Ligtvoet
Kiona Callihoo Ligtvoet (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist practicing in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 Territory. Kiona grew up West of the city near the hamlet of Calahoo where she lived with her moshom and relatives on scrip land. Her family lines are Cree and Métis descending from Michel First Nation, as well as Dutch/ mixed European.
Kiona’s work draws from feelings of loss and enfranchisement, but also from deep belly laughter and a gentle fondness for where the histories between herself and her family overlap and disperse. We Were Younger Once is her first book.
Elisabeth Belliveau spent her first two years in Amiskwaciwâskahikan/Edmonton social distancing in a 680-square foot condo. Fueled by increased espresso consumption, food delivery, and twenty-year-old Cindy Crawford workout videos, Belliveau attends endless online meetings and teaches so many virtual art classes that they all start to blend together. But even in pandemic times, life goes on, and Belliveau soon finds herself navigating much bigger challenges – like pregnancy and tenure.
In CONDOLADY, award-winning artist Elisabeth Belliveau considers the significant and insignificant moments that make up our lives—and sometimes change them completely.
About Elisabeth Belliveau
b. Antigonish Nova Scotia
Based in Treaty 6 Territory —Amiskwacîwâskahikan, Edmonton AB
BFA Alberta University of the Arts, MFA Concordia University MTL
Elisabeth is an artist and published author. Her studio work explores contemporary Still Life through a feminist lens. She employs close watching captured through moving image and sculpture. Her graphic novels unfold as diaristic, poetic reflections centered in sharing stories of women’s lives. Elisabeth has attended residencies including Tokyo Arts and Space, Studio Kura Itoshima, Ravi Belgium, Banff Center, Struts, KIAC, and the NFB/ ONF. Recent exhibitions include ‘Alone in the house’ at G44, MOMENTA Biennale de L’image, and Capture Photo, as well as an upcoming screening at Ordinary Day Film Festival in Stockholm.


October 20, 2022
7:00 pm
Audreys Books
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

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