Art of George Littlechild

Artwork by George LittlechildThe works of George Littlechild will fill the Nanaimo Art Gallery, campus location, 900 Fifth Street, from February 20 to March 28, 2009. The exhibition, 'Red and White Inside Out' will also feature an artist's talk scheduled on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at 12:00 noon.

Littlechild is a member of the Plains Cree Nation, part of the Cree Nation, the largest First Nation in Canada. He currently resides on Vancouver Island. He's an artist of international reputation and his work is celebrated for its exciting use of colour, its themes from a Plains Cree background, and its spirit of playfulness. Littlechild has had a stellar career as a professional artist; his many credits include exhibitions and gallery acquisitions throughout Canada, United States, and in Europe, Australia, and Japan. In addition he is an illustrator and has written several critically acclaimed children's books, including "This Land Is My Land", "A Man Called Raven", and "What Is the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses"?

When asked by curator Fran Benton what inspires him he commented: "My main concern is I think where we are today as a civilization is critical. We could lose this planet. It's time to get motivated, get going and do something. It's up to humanity, the community, and the individual. Will there be great great descendants on this planet? That is my inspiration at this point in time."

Join George Littlechild and gallery staff for the opening reception on Friday, February 20, 2009, from 7 to 9 pm at 900 Fifth Street, building 330, Nanaimo. For more information please call 250-740-6350 or email [email protected]

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