September 13 through 27, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 7 p.m.
September 16 through October 20, 2007
Gallery of the Korean Consulate
Curator: Luis Ramirez from Fundarte Latinoamerica
The Jaguar meets the Eagle:
Expresiones de Arte Contemporáneo Kuna y Anishnaabe
The Arts Project
Mon, July 16, 2007, The London Free Press
While the National Day of Action last month was one way to get the message out about the plight of aboriginal people, Moses Lunham and Oswaldo DeLeon Kantule have another plan.
Through their art, they tell the tales of indigenous people in North and South America.
The two have combined their efforts to produce a unique show, which opened last Thursday at The Arts Project.
The Jaguar Meets The Eagle: Expressions of Contemporary Kuna and Anishnaabe Art draws attention to the difficulties, but also the beauties of indigenous life and strives for unity among all.
Lunham, an Ojibway from Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, said he supported the Day of Action, that drew attention to the poverty, social problems and land claim issues that discourage First Nations people. But he wants his message of his art to be positive.
"Unfortunately, the mainstream media focus on negative. (My art) is about positive energy.
"Indigenous cultures throughout the world are still very much alive and it's us artists who help keep it alive," said Lunham, who is also a freelance graphic artist.
Circles fill the work as a way to promote unity, but also to show the cycle of life. Animals are also predominant.
The invitation to the opening reception showed Lunham's painted eagle and a jaguar by DeLeon Kantule. The animals are used as ancestral symbols to unite the people of the Americas.
Using his wife Angela as an interpreter, DeLeon Kantule said he hasn't seen such a North-South collaborative art show before and he wanted to see what the effect would be.
"He does cultural promotion where ever he goes," she said.
"He wants to raise awareness about his people in Panama and Colombia, who also face racism."
DeLeon Kantule, who is a member of the Kuna nation, has been residing in London for several years.
His wife said he finds people here accepting, although when his sister came to conduct a sewing workshop as part of this exhibition, she received a lot of unexpected attention when she wore her traditional dress.
Besides the circle and animals, Lunham's and DeLeon Kantule's paintings use similar colours and design.
"Lots of people who have already visited the show have asked if they painted together because there's a visual similarity between them," Angela said.
Some of Lunham's art was completed as late as last week. "It's pretty fresh," he said.
Represeted by Spence Gallery, Tarima 1449
Shakespeare: Made in Canada
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, University of Guelph
Colores de Latinoamerica
Featuring the works of:
« NATURE ET VIE » (Naturaleza y Vida)
November 29 through December 8, 2006
EXPOSITION D’ŒUVRES D’ART SUD-AMERICAINES
December 6 - 29, 2006
September 15 - 22, 2006
555 de Ave. Road esquina norte-este de St. Clair
ETOBICOKE ART GALLERY
Maison des Cultures Amérindiennes
Manolo Caracol y Weil Art presentan:
Inauguración el miércoles 9 de noviembre , 2005
For info. call Weil Art(507) 264-9697
Artist's Books: Written Images of the First Nations
June 13 to August 31, 2005
Bibliothèque nationale du Québec
First Peoples' Festival 2005 - June 16 - 19, 2005
Organized by Terres en Vues / Land Insights
Oswaldo presentará una muestra de sus obras y
Thursday June 16, 1 P.M.
Salón Iberoamericano de Artes Plásticas
Vernissage and typical Panamanian breakfast
Celebrating 100 years of Panamanian Independence
Opening August 20, 2003
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