Woodland opens the Voices Yet to Come • Local, News • Two Row Times – Ontario News

Woodland opens the Voices Yet to Come • Local, News • Two Row Times – Ontario News


BRANTFORD – Four members of the art group The Group of Six came to the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford to present personal stories alongside Visual Artist Elizabeth Doxtater and Playwrite Falen Johnson on Saturday, March 25.

Although very shy, Imani Mitten poses with one of his art pieces depicting a lady smoke-dancer. Photo by Chezney Martin

Young Artists Kendall Jacobs, Kaya Hill, Imani Mitten and Frankie Warner told individual stories about their experiences in the Group of Six, and performed something unique to themselves—including some of their own personal stories outside of the group.

Johnson explained that her sister Naomi Johnson came up with the idea for Voices Yet to Come, and the duo worked together to make it a reality.

“The motivation came from my sister,” she said. “She was the one that came up with the idea for the evening. She’s a big fan of story telling and story-telling podcasts and I am too. She knew that and she knows I’m a writer too so we started talking about that and what we can do.”

Johnson said that her and her sister brainstormed as to who they would like to work with and being “big fans” of Doxtater, they decided to ask her.

“So, we talked to ‘Betts’ and she said she had this group of kids that she had been working with and that they might be interested, so she approached them,” she said.

Four of the six artists agreed and the night unfolded into both an emotional and beautiful presentation.

Beautiful examples of the Group of Six’s art work. Photo by Chezney Martin

Beautiful examples of the Group of Six’s art work. Photo by Chezney Martin

“Some of the kids wanted to tell longer stories, some wanted to tell shorter stories and some wanted to express through different…



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