Monday, May 1, 2017

Canada 150 project

I finally got my rear in gear and framed the rest of my miniature pictures for the Canada 150 project.

Clockwise from upper left: print by Jackson Beardy, First Nations artist; Niagara Falls; Dionne Quintuplets; Northern Lights; Men of the Deeps, Cape Breton; and Mile 0, Alaska Highway, Dawson Creek, BC
Jackson Beardy (1944 - 1984) was a prominent member of the Indian Group of Seven which first met in 1973 and disbanded in 1975. (I know that it should be First Nations but that was how it was referred to at the time.)

A sad note: In 1970, to commemorate Manitoba's Centennial, an even was held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Jackson Beardy's work was featured at the celebration and, proudly, he showed up at the gala with his family...but security guards wouldn't let them enter. (Wikipedia)

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