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"Elk Dreamers Dream" Linus Woods & (con't in Media Gallery) "Woodcarver" Bear Witness

Elk Dreamers Dream Linus Woods Friday, January 27 - Saturday, March 10, 2012 Artist Talk at 7pm | Opening Reception at 8pm, Friday January 27, 2012 ... Elk dreamers dream of how things are going to be coming up in the future. 500 years ago we didn't know the future unless we listened to the visions and dreams. I've painted some subjects that I've always wanted to paint and I've always wanted to paint for this show. Things I paint on my cave wall. What would compel me to paint this on my cave wall? Biography: Linus Woods is a Dakota/Ojibway Indian artist from the Long Plain First Nation in Southern Manitoba where he born June 3, 1967. While he has taken a few art and Native studies courses at Brandon University, and has studied with artists such as Jane Ash Poitras, he is largely self-taught. Linus sees his paintings as expressions and extensions of his spiritual journey. His art: acrylic, oil and collage on canvas are subtle works featuring pastel pallets and geometric shapes, and often including collaged images. Linus Woods is a winner of a the Peace Hills Trust Company Art Competition and his work is in the Peace Hills Trust Collection and in a number of other collections including Winnipeg Children's Hospital, Long Plain First Nation, Curtis Joony Productions, Brandon University and Mae Moore. In the Media Gallery continuing... Woodcarver Bear Witness Friday, December 2 - Saturday, March 10, 2012 This project was made in response to the murder of John T. Williams by a Seattle police officer. We decided to make this piece when we first heard the news reports that the officer who shot Williams four times was not being criminally charged. The idea was to produce an audio-visual work that could be used to create awareness for people and communities who otherwise would never have been exposed to Williams' death as well as to the ongoing violence against Aboriginal peoples in North America. Biography: Bear Witness is an Ottawa-based media artist who has been producing short experimental videos for over eight years. His award-winning works that have been exhibited nationally and internationally include The Story of Apinachie and her Redheaded Wrestler, BrokeDickDog, Drive By: A Road Trip with Jeff Thomas, In the Cut: A Video Mix-Tape. Bear also produces live audio-visual performances and co-founded A Tribe Called Red, a native DJ collective who produce music internationally known as Pow Wow-step, and hosts a monthly event called Electric Pow Wow.

Where:
Urban Shaman Gallery
290 McDermot, 2nd floor
204-942-2674
www.urbanshaman.org
When:
Friday, January 27, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
What:
Theatre & Arts > Galleries
Neighbourhood:
Centre
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