Native and Inuit Community News
Glen Nipshank, a Cree member of the Bigstone First Nation, Alberta, and a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Sante Fe, New Mexico, has been competing and displaying pottery in the American South West for the last 20 years.
He has won many prestigious juried Indian art awards and continuously displays his art in the annual Santa Fe Indian Market.Under the famous potter Jacquie Steven’s guidance, Glen combined Cree symbols and worldviews with traditional Southwest Indian pottery techniques to develop a unique contemporary style that accentuates form, shape and design. Since entering the world of professional artists in 1984, Mr. Nipshank has used his evolving sculptural forms to interpret spiritual, political, and environment events.His work also explores human relationship bonds and the delicate but powerful forms of the female body.
His art is coveted by major galleries and collectors and has been featured in numerous premier galleries, magazines and art shows. Some of these venues include the Smithsonian Institute of Art, the Heard Museum, the New York Museum of Art and Design, the Museum of American Indian and the Philadephia Museum of Art.
Birch Bark Basket Making: Traditional Baskets, Modern Materials
St.Albert, Saturday, February 28 from 1:30 – 4 pm, guided program with instructor from 1:30 – 3 pm.