Featured Artist: Linus Woods
Linus Woods was born on the Long Plain Reserve in Manitoba in 1967. He is a descendant of Sioux and Ojibway parents. Linus studied art at Brandon University in Manitoba and shortly after spent some time apprenticing with internationally renowned artist Jane Ash Poitras (RCA). Since 1994, Linus has traveled extensively throughout North America intent on acquiring native legend and folklore from the different Aboriginal nations across Turtle Island. During this time Linus participated in many ceremonies and experienced cultures steeped in their distinctive tradition. In some cases, he lived with people who only spoke in their native language and practiced a traditional way of life. It is these experiences that have influence Linus’ works and that are the subject of many of his paintings.
Linus has received numerous awards & prizes for his art work. His paintings can be found in many corporate and private collections throughout Canada and the USA.
“Arrival of Autumn,” artist Maxine Noel
Located in the heart of the 124 Street Gallery District, the Bearclaw Gallery specializes in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit art. You can find paintings, stone sculptures, wood carvings, clay works, jewellery, crafts, and gifts. The wide selection of original artwork showcases the creativity, varied experiences, traditions, and histories of leading Indigenous artists in Canada.
The gallery features works by internationally acclaimed First Nations artists like Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Alex Janvier, Jane Ash Poitras, Maxine Noel, Roy Thomas, Jim Logan, Aaron Paquette, Jason Carter, Linus Woods, and many others.