for more information on culture, see Inuit Art Information Resource Articles.
Thursday, June 30, 2005
To see more on culture of this region, see Northwest Coast Indian Art articles.
If any collectors of Inuit art cannot find what they are looking for in my gallery, there's always a possibility that I can find something suitable for them. For other examples of Inuit art that I had located for clients, see Locating Specific Inuit Art.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Monday, June 27, 2005
It will be going to a very lucky lady in Mississauga, Ontario this week. It's always a bit sad to see such a nice Inuit sculpture go but then again, it's great to have more of Johnnylee's work out there. There are a few more Inuit sculptures done by him at my gallery. The lead dancing polar bear on the Free Spirit Gallery home page was done by Johnnylee.
To see more exquisite artwork of this type, see our gallery's Inuit Sculptures section.
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Friday, June 24, 2005
Captain Connie McCloud wanted to show young people the healthy side of their Northwest Coast Indian culture and encourage children to be proud of who they are. "There's a lot of grieving, hardship, drug and alcohol abuse that our children are confronted with, " said Connie McCloud. "Being a part of a canoe family offers a chance to celebrate with others their true spirit and identity. It brings back their culture, language, dance, and develops leadership. They learn to work together to accomplish the journey," she added.
Thursday, June 23, 2005
In addition to languages, let's hope that other aspects of Native American culture such as art do not vanish as well. To see some beautiful artwork, see Free Spirit Gallery Native American Art.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
The Akitsiraq Law School was a partnership between the University of Victoria and Nunavut Arctic College. Law professors from across Canada flew to Iqaluit (capital of Nunavut) of to teach courses. For many students, attending a law school outside Nunavut and Arctic Canada was out of the question. "I would have had to enrol my children in different schools because they are all at different levels. And having to go through that would have been totally impossible for me," said graduate Aaju Peters, who has five children. Siobhan Arnatsiaq-Murphy, another graduate, says leaving the Arctic would mean leaving behind her culture and language. "The North doesn't always have to go to the South and operate on southern standards. Southern standards can come to the North and be alive here and be enriched by us," she said.
The students are starting jobs across the country, including one graduate who got a job as a clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. The Akitsiraq was intended as a one-time program, but there have been discussions about offering it again in the Canadian Arctic.
For more information on culture and the arts of Arctic Canada, see Inuit Art Information Resource Articles.
Monday, June 20, 2005
As soon as the new carvings arrive, I will do a post to announce it. In the meantime, feel free to see other beautiful Pacific Northwest Native art carvings.
Friday, June 17, 2005
Thursday, June 16, 2005
See Canadian First Nations Art Articles for interesting information on the native culture.
To see more information on the region's culture, see Northwest Coast Indian Art Articles.
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
If Canada is to be ranked high on a list of the best places to live in this world, I think the areas where our First Nations people live must be taken care of. They have a rich culture that we should be proud of. For more information on First Nations culture, see Native Canadian First Nations Articles.
In general, properties that make it on National Trust's list gain powerful awareness although it doesn't ensure that they will be protected. The list began in 1988 and 160 properties have been identified to date ranging from urban districts and rural landscapes to Native American landmarks and sports arenas.
For examples of artwork from the north, see Free Spirit Gallery Eskimo Art.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Monday, June 13, 2005
I am willing to bet that there are many other similar laws and bylaws still in existence in areas located in both the United States and Canada. I'm sure that nobody actually enforces these archaic laws today but they should still be finally wiped out since they are an insult to Native American Indians and Eskimo Inuit peoples as well. We should be doing everything we can to celebrate our different heritages and enjoy our different cultures freely.
For more on Native American Indian culture, see Native American Indian Art Articles.
Sunday, June 12, 2005
I've decided to give my brother a large Inuit sculpture of a walrus as a wedding present. His new home with his future wife is basically a starter home without much art of any kind yet. I thought that a really nice Inuit sculpture will help enrich their new home together. It will help them to start transforming their present typical home style of recent grads/career beginners to established home owners.
For Inuit sculptures that will help you enrich your own homes, see Free Spirit Gallery Inuit Art.
Friday, June 10, 2005
Saturday, June 04, 2005
If we receive multiple orders on any specific piece, of course the first customer to place an order will be considered the purchaser of that piece. So if you see anything that you really like in our gallery, we suggest that you get your order in before anybody else.
We will try to check our e-mails while we are away but this of course will be dependent upon available internet connections. In the meantime, all of the wonderful Inuit art and Northwest Indian art will be available for your viewing pleasure and our secure shopping cart is still functional to take your orders while we are away. Of course, all our informative articles and eCards are available all the time.
Until we return on June 12, have a great week!
Friday, June 03, 2005
Sometimes, I come across other fine art items by other cultures and in the case of the Ukrainian pysanka (pysanky) eggs, it was my significant other who introduced me to them (she's Ukrainian Canadian). I bought some off a local Ukrainian artisan in Montreal and since they can be considered fine art, I put them in my gallery. They are real chicken or goose eggs that have been emptied and the patterns on the shells are extremely intricate. An example is shown below. This is fine art for sure!
Thursday, June 02, 2005
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
To see Alex Janvier's design of the white buffalo as well as other Native Canadian Indian art designs used on Canadian coins, see the Native Coins article.
For contemporary artwork, see Free Spirit Gallery Native American Indian Art.