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November 7, 2023
NORTH BAY— A business professional by day, Jennilee Peplinskie is Program Officer in the Labour Market Development Department at the Anishinabek Nation. During her spare time, Jennilee is an artist and her work is now on public display at Sunset Park in North Bay, Ont., as part of the city’s Art Panel Project.
North Bay is Jennilee’s hometown, where she graduated from Nipissing University in business administration with a major in marketing, and is a member of the Kebaowek First Nation.
“The Algonquin part of my roots is my mom’s side of the family. So that’s the North Bay-Mattawa area. Kebaowek is past Témiscaming, on the other side of the Ottawa River. That’s my Dad’s linage there.”
A new medium for Jennilee’s artwork has her immersed in creating images.
“Over the last year, I started working on my artwork a little more seriously. I’ve always dabbled in artwork throughout my life, but this past year, I bought myself a drawing tablet, an iPad, to draw with. It mostly became just for fun.”