Thompson artist Jasyn Lucas flattered by Manitoba Tourism Award nomination – Thompson Citizen

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2018436 Views

July 19, 2018

To Jasyn Lucas, being nominated for a Manitoba Tourism Award in the Indigenous tourism category makes him grateful for all the support he has received since moving back to Northern Manitoba from Vancouver and pursuing art as a full-time career.

“That’s pretty sweet to be recognized like that,” said the Thompson artist, who was nominated by Community Futures North Central Development (CFNCD), an economic development agency that helped him launch his art and tattooing business. “They’ve helped me out with my business plans and stuff growing up. They were always there for support.”

Lucas and his partner Nikki Brightnose opened their gallery/studio/tattoo parlour The Gift of Art at the corner of Selkirk Avenue and Public Lane three years ago, but still have people wander in who never knew it was there.

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