FIRST THINGS FIRST - A LITTLE ABOUT THE ARTISTS
PA System (Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson) work in textile, printmaking, painting, video, and public art. PA System has created collaborative, socially-engaged projects in Nunavut and Nunavik for 10 years, including their ongoing Embassy of Imagination initiative based in Cape Dorset, NU. They created award-winning public artwork for Vancouver's 2014 Year of Reconciliation. PA System exhibits their work in institutions worldwide, such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, University of New Mexico Art Gallery, and the Guanlan International Printmaking Base in China. This year, PA System is travelling to Winnipeg with Guest Artist Parr Josephee.