Title: Waiting for Ice to Melt (A temporary work, no longer on site)

Artist: Darlene Naponse   Exhibition year: 2008

Darlene Naponse is an Ojibway woman from Atikameksheng - Whitefish Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario, Canada. She is a writer, director, producer and poet. She is an independent filmmaker creating 'Rez-Style' films. She is committed to living and working from and in her reserve, while enjoying the technology outside her community. Darlene's short films and feature film have screened in different film/video festivals across Mother Earth, including the Sundance Film Festival in 2001/2002/2003. Her work has also been broadcasted on National and International Television. Darlene owns and operates award winning Pine Needle Blankets Productions an Ojibway Multi-Media Production company, located in Whitefish Lake First Nation, in Northern Ontario. For the last 7 years, Pine Needle Blankets Productions has served the needs of a Native and Northern clientele, creating professional broadcast productions, internationally screened films and producing high profile projects.