Saturday, October 3, 2009

Canadian Artist, Ice Bear (Chris Johnson) at his Dallas Exhibition

I have not chosen art, the painting and sculpture. It is a task, a responsibility if you will, given me by the Creator from birth. As a small child removed from home and family, speaking no English and placed in foster care in Toronto, drawing was often my primary means of communication. The elders of my people, whom I met for the first time a few years ago, tell me that even as a toddler, I drew. I am, they say, what the Anishinabe call a Dreamer.

You can find Ice Bear art at these fine galleries:
British Columbia,
CRS Trading Post, Brittannia Beach,BC
Coastal Carvings, Coombs,BC
Eagle Feather Gallery, Victoria, BC
House of the Spirit Bear, Vancouver, BC
Oak Leaf Gallery, Chemainus, BC
Sooke Harbour House, Sooke, BC
Turtle Island Gallery, Kelowna BC
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Whistler,BC

Elsewhere in Canada
Wah-sa Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Whetung Gallery,Curve Lake, Ontario

Agora Gallery, New York
American Indian Art Council, Dallas, TX
Turnbull Studio Gallery, Maui

Ice Bear's website:


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  3. My pleasure Melissa. My blog is meant to further understanding of the arts in Canada. You may do what you wish with it.


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