Tobique First Nation is now home to an eye-catching structure.
Made with red cedar from British Columbia, the newly constructed yurt is home to the Neqoktuk Art Studio, a place for artists in the community to showcase their art, work on their craft, and engage community members and visitors.
The project was spearheaded by Shane Perley-Dutcher, councillor and visual artist.
He says the studio was built with hopes of using it to promote the arts, culture and heritage of the community in northwestern New Brunswick.
“We want this to be a destination for creativity,” said Perley-Dutcher. “We wanted people to come see the artists at work.”
Inside the studio is a gallery that showcases local artists. The work includes paintings, hand carvings, baskets,…