Phone : 902-275-3933 

In Conversation with Alan Syliboy


Friday, June 21
11:00 AM

$15.00 plus taxes & fees – Adults
$7.50 plus taxes & fees – Youth (under 20)
General Admission

Run time: approx. 1 hr.

The Chester Playhouse is wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office at (902) 275-3933 to arrange accessible seating.

Babes in arms & children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

In Conversation: Alan Syliboy

In Conversation
June 21 
Join us In Conversation with artist, author, musician, filmmaker, and illustrator, Alan Syliboy.  

Alan Syliboy grew up believing that native art was generic.  “As a youth, I found painting difficult and painful, because I was unsure of my identity.”  But his confidence grew in 1972 when he studied privately with Shirley Bear. He then attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where 25 years later, he was invited to sit on the Board of Governors.  Syliboy looked to the indigenous Mi’kmaq petroglyph tradition for inspiration and developed his own artistic vocabulary out of those forms. His popularization of these symbolic icons has conferred on them a mainstream legitimacy that restores community pride in its Mi’kmaq heritage.

Alan still lives and works in Millbrook, NS, where he was born and raised.  He creates his art in his studio in Truro, NS.

Join host Liz Crocker this National Indigenous People’s Day to celebrate the life and work of one of Nova Scotia’s best-known artists.  


Unable to join us in person? We are pleased to offer you the chance to attend via Live Stream. Click HERE to reserve your virtual seat. A zoom link will be emailed to you after your order has been processed.


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