Metis Songwriter Working With Female Inmates

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 at 13:29



A Metis artist from Alberta is lending her talents to female prisoners in Prince Albert.


Cheryl L’Hirondelle is a performance artist and singer who specializes in songwriting.


She is holding classes at the Pinegrove Women’s Correctional Centre this week.


The purpose of her visit is to show residents how they can express themselves and tell stories.


Judy McNaughton is a director with Common Weal Community Arts, the group coordinating the event.


She says an original song created and recorded through the collaboration will be showcased to the public later this year at an art exhibit in Prince Albert.


L’Hirondelle wraps up her work with the inmates tomorrow.