B w posterBruce Barry is an Ojibwe visual artist known best for his art on the Movie poster for Clint Eastwood’s film Indian Horse. His work is collected internationally in public and private collections. He is much requested to attend communities and teach art skills to both youth and adults using accessible, and local natural materials. Economical materials, especially in remote communities allow for those who attended to continue to use their new skills. Not only do those attending his workshops make wearable art that is a statement of personal and community identity, but they also learn how cultural awareness can be a foundation for a healthy and full life.

The visual world reflects our lived life. Symbolic expression can be a powerful tool in life – images and colours can inspire and create a solid footing for beliefs and objectives in ones life. Art can empower people to have a voice. Much of the challenges in life are reflected in creating art, and for Indigenous people who are a visual people, art makes their world better.

A member of the Sandy Bay Ojibwe Nation in Manitoba, culture teachings form part of what is known to be a consistent positive workshop. He lives off grid and is much at home in remote communities or more urban teaching locations.

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