Art AF – Episode July 3, 2017

This month we caught festival fever! We have a new episode with Tsēma Igharas, where we talk about obsidian, mining and our guilty pleasure of landscape painting. Tsēma Igharas (formally Tamara Skubovius) is an interdisciplinary artist and member of the Tahltan First Nation. She studied Northwest Coast Formline Design at K’saan (2005/06), has a BFA from ECUAD (2011) and MFA from OCADu (2016). Tsēma has shown in the notable group show Culture Shift, Contemporary Indigenous Art Biennale in Montreal and has shown her solo exhibit, Ore Body at Gallery 44 for Imaginative Film Festival (Toronto 2016). Tsēma graduated from the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program at OCADu showing her thesis work, LAND|MINE that connects materials to mine sites and bodies to the land. To see more of Tsēma's work check out her website To read about the performance, which happened in collaboration with M:ST, click…s-ejideh-push-it/ As always, our lovely theme music was made by Barnaby Bennett. If you need more ART AF in your life, follow us on instagram @artafpodcast and sign up for or monthly newsletter here: Jane and Claire would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge that we record this show on traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T’ina, and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. We would also like to note that the University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis” which we now call the City of Calgary. The City of Calgary is also home to Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.