Festival Prep Underway

The Youth Arts Initiative have completed their first large scale puppet as part of their plans for going to Anime North. They chose Haku from the Studio Ghibli production of Spirited Away. The YAI troop brought Haku to the Big Medicine Studio for a surprise visit to some of the youth participating in an Aanmitaagzi dance class facilitated by Penny Couchie.The YAI members gained important experience manipulating this 20 foot dragon before they navigate the streets of North Bay later this summer as part of the Active Arts Festival.

YAI is scheduled to create several more puppets this summer as part of the White Water Gallery and we look forward to their future creations.

YAI participants & Aanmitaagzi participants together in Big Medicine Studio.