Me Artsy

Me Artsy

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Me Artsy is the 2015 release by renowned Ojibwe playwright and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor. Extending his previous anthology concepts (Me Funny and Me Sexy), Taylor selected fourteen artists' pieces about their selected artistic disciplines, including the fine arts, theatre, music, cuisine, fashion and film. Their essays contribute to our understanding of contemporary Indigenous career choices, identity, and achieving social change through traditional and contemporary arts.

 The individuals include actor/playwright Monique Mojica, painter Marianne Nicolson, fashion designer Kim Picard, painter Maxine Noel, blues pianist Murray Porter, scholar Karyn Recollet, dancer/choreographer Santee Smith, director/actor Rose Stella, traditional drummer Steve Teekens, chef David Wolfman, filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, writer and storyteller Richard Van Camp, manga artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, and playwright Drew Hayden Taylor.

This important collection provides secondary, adult, and post-secondary readers insight into the scope of First Nations arts and artists. They are highly recommended.