We see little glimpses of artists’ lives through their work. But what’s in the neutral zone: the space between being at centre stage – having everyone pay attention to your work – and your regular life? We ask Edmontonian Susan Sneath, who moved away from a life in theatre, radio and TV. And we speak to renowned artist Joseph Sanchez, one of the Professional Native Indian Artists Inc (aka the “Native Group of Seven”), about how their fight to get Indigenous art embraced by the mainstream changed the way he saw himself. MacKenzie Art Gallery curator Michelle LaVallee talks about creating an exhibit of the group’s work touring across Canada.
The episode first aired on March 9, 2016.