Sunshine House Welcomes Artist in Residence, Leigh-Anne Kehler

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Sunshine House is happy to welcome Artist Leigh-Anne Kehler as the Collaborating Artist for the Winnipeg Arts Council’s WITH ART program.

Leigh-Anne will be working with participants from all drop-in programs at Sunshine House over the course of 18 months in order to develop a narrative of experience to be later shared with the public. The ensuing art piece is slated to be complete Winter 2018.

Leigh-Anne Kehler is a professional storyteller, playwright, screenwriter, actor, and arts in education specialist. Her one-woman shows have toured Nationally and Internationally and garnered rave reviews. Northern Light Theatre (Edmonton), Theatre Projects Manitoba, and Prairie Theatre Exchange’s Carol Shields Festival have commissioned her for various stage works. When she’s not touring and telling personal and traditional tales or training teachers to use spoken word and drama in the every day classroom she is writing, producing, and performing. She believes that stories are the key to understanding our differences and appreciating our similarities.

This is Sunshine House’s second time participating in the WAC program, the first being a collaboration with local filmaker, Jim Agapito. The result of this was a feature documentary which can be seen here.

To learn more about this program and others put on by the Winnipeg Arts Council, please visit http://winnipegarts.ca/