Meet our Artist-in-Residence and Facilitator: Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is finishing her residency at Parrsboro Creative with this public event on Saturday, August 28th 11am-1pm. She is a fibre artist and weaver from Fredericton, NB.

Participants will be invited to make or take home a hand-stitched heart to hang in memory of these children lost to genocide.

Together, we will learn about Truth and Reconciliation and leave with action items/a personal plan to decolonize our minds and bring peace and justice to Residential School victims.

“As a fibre artist and weaver, I enjoy traditional weaving on four or eight harness looms, tapestry weaving on small and large looms, and I enjoy community projects such as my “hang-a-heart” project. This project is a tribute to Indigenous children who did not return home from Residential Schools. This is important to me since I worked with First Nations in NB for many years with the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) and am an advocate for reconciliation.”

Attendees are asked to follow all current COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing and wearing masks.

This event takes place within Mi’kma’ki, the unceded territory of L’nu/Mi’kmaq people, where we are grateful to live and work. Parrsboro Creative would also like to thank the Ship’s Company Theatre for providing a sheltered outdoor space for this event.

Please email us at or call 902-728-2007 to register (free).

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