Storytelling Series: Marven Nelligen

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Sunday, 29 September 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Storytelling Series
Meet artist Marven Nelligen to hear his journey as an artist in Halifax, his experience with making art a career and the challenges of understanding and mastering the business side of it, and learn about some of the work he’s done in the community.
Marven grew up in the community of Uniacke Square where he began his career as an artist from a young age. He started out drawing portraits, painting murals, and airbrushing t-shirts. Over the years, Marven has done a lot of work within his community and abroad, engaging in youth programs and facilitating a number of community art projects. These days, Marven is focused on growing his business; a company called Marvelous Design that creates websites, branding, and unique art installments.
The oral tradition of storytelling is one that is a part of many cultures. For the Indigenous and the African Nova Scotian community, storytelling is a tradition that is engrained in our cultures. It is a way of learning and knowing that has been crucial to gaining better understanding of who we are.
Given that there are growing demands and the rise of social media and other competing societal pulls, making time for storytelling within our family time has become more challenging.
With this Storytelling Series we hope to centre the practice of oral storytelling in the modern world and provide an opportunity to focus on intergenerational learning, sharing, and experiences. We give voice to the Elders and knowledge keepers in our community and provide an opportunity for community and the public to be a part of this journey of wisdom inheritance with us.
Hosted by LaMeia Reddick, the Storytelling Series will be an informal gathering in the gallery space.