10403 124 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5N 3Z5
Some of the finest art by local and national First Nations artists is featured in this 124 Street gallery.
|Store Type |||Art|
|Cross Street |||Stony Plain Road|
Profile Last Updated: January 08, 2009
As its name suggests, this gallery specializes in First Nations and Inuit art. You will find everything from paintings and sculptures to arts and crafts. The diverse selection of art that is embraced by this gallery represents the diverse selection of artists represented and, on a larger scale, the diverse selection of people occupying Canada. By embracing and appreciating the art in this gallery, you are making a statement about your appreciation for and understanding of the First Nations and Inuit people and their art.
Some of the artists featured in the Bearclaw Gallery have received acclaim from across the country and even across different countries and continents. It features art by Daphne Odjig and Norval Morrisseau, both of whom are internationally known and have recently received the Order of Canada. It also features several other famous artists, including Alex Janvier, Roy Thomas, Jane Ash, Jim Logan, George Littlechild and several others.
Spiritual Subject Matter
First Nations people are usually very spiritual and that aspect absolutely comes through in their art. However, though there are several images of the Eagle Spirit and other spiritual figures, the subject matter varies greatly. You can find images of animals, romance, the bathing of a child and a violent battle. Their connection to nature is apparent in the way they portray animals in their artwork.