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First Nations Art Show ~ Gallery One Twenty One

by aanationtalk on January 7, 2014735 Views

From January 07, 2014 to March 01, 2014

Gallery One Twenty One (48 Bridge Street East, Belleville) is hosting its’ first ever “First Nations Art” show and sale entitled Spirit Woman from January 7 until March 01, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is going to be a very exciting show featuring David R. Maracle who is an internationally renowned artist, sculptor and musician.

Many members of the First Nations community will also be participating in the show. Carol Ann Maracle will be displaying some of her paintings, baskets, basswood flowers with sweet grass; corn husk dolls dressed in beaded buckskin. As a special treat, she will be making corn soup, bannock and strawberry drink for the opening reception.

Other artists include Carol Ann’s daughter, Pauline, crafting traditional bead work; Curtis Maracle who makes functional and beaded moccasins; Rebecca Maracle with her feather work from which she has created some lovely table top pieces; Ross Brant with his mother’s traditional native cook books; Shirley Martin and her daughters Lisa and Nancy who also do traditional beadwork; painter, Suzanne Brant; artist/author Narda Julg with her dolls, books and cards; painter, Jay Redbird and his father, Duke Redbird, have paintings and photos that have been painted using a unique technique; painter, Janice Brant; Trevor Brant will be showing carved antlers; and stone sculptures by Will Fisher.

At the opening there will be a smudging ceremony, after which Dona Knudsen, president of Gallery One Twenty One will introduce Marlene Brant -Castellano who will be making some opening remarks.

Saturday January 11 at 2 p.m. for the opening ceremonies and reception. Remember, Corn Soup, Bannock and Strawberry Drink are on the menu and everyone is welcome.


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