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Grande Prairie Regional College graduate delivers holiday cheer

Morgan Zoe, a graduate of the GPRC Fine Arts program, had his artwork chosen to be displayed on packages by Purolator in Canada, as part of their “Light Up the Holidays” campaign.

His artwork was chosen to represent the Northwest Territories as one of 13 box designs by Purolator to celebrate emerging artists from the provinces and territories. Morgan was also nominated by an artist who had their artwork featured in last year’s contest.

“I think people all over Canada can relate to the feelings created through the artwork, like feelings of home and warmth and family,” says Morgan. “I used striking and contrasting colours to make the box stand out and to draw the viewer’s eye into the scene.”

After he completed the Fine Arts program, Morgan moved back to the Northwest Territories to continue working on his art. He is currently in the middle of what he calls his “Mona Lisa,” a 7’ by 4.5’ canvas that he has put close to 240 hours into so far.

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In an interview with GPRC, Morgan, a member of the Tlicho people, describes his practice as a little bit traditional and a little bit Indigenous futuristic. He describes the latter as projecting how Indigenous culture will transform in the years ahead. “I believe this is a huge untapped market right now, something like street art in the 2000s.”

The boxes are available for a limited time at Purolator shipping centres across the country. To check out more of his artwork, find Morgan Zoe on Instagram.

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