Mish Mountain Series: Treasure Island by James Simon Mishibinijima

Reflections on Water: The Artwork of James Simon Mishinibinijima


Water First is excited to be participating in the Creemore Festival of the Arts this year during this coming weekend of September 29th & 30th, 2018! We will be showcasing one of Canada’s foremost Native artists, James Simon Mishibinijima.

Mishibinijima is from Wiikwemkoong, Manitoulin Island, where we have just completed the inaugural Water First Internship program with great success. Mishibinijima will be sharing his work that reflects water and the Mishmountain art style. He has created a unique body of work over the past four decades which has attracted a loyal following in North America and overseas.

In his work he underscores the wisdom of the Elders’ teachings as a way to foster respect and peace. He also emphasizes the interconnectedness of all life and calls upon nations to preserve our natural surroundings for the benefit of our children.

The Creemore Festival of the Arts, presented by the Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society and part of Clearview Township’s Small Halls Festival, is a weekend-long celebration of art — one of the annual events that have made the village of Creemore a destination for creative inspiration and discovery.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity and visit the Water First office on September 29th & 30th between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.