SNAPline’s Colour Edition connects with a diverse range of voices to explore the interface of colour, art, and the world around us. Anong Migwans Beam contributed our featured article, Gathering Colour. Beam writes about her early and current impressions of colour, reflecting on the work of her parents as artists in teaching her the names of colours and the process of gathering ingredients for paintmaking. As April Dean, SNAP’s Executive Director, notes in the issue’s introduction, “Anong Beam’s writing and generous sharing of family history tell a story of pigment discovery, creation, and the indigenization of naming, pointing to a difference in knowing a colour’s name and experiencing a colour through all senses past and present.” Beam is a painter, mother, paintmaker, and curator living and working in her home community of M’chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island.
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