Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Meet Native Artist Gordon Coons

There will be a reception for artist Gordon Coons at The Edge Center gallery in Bigfork from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, October 28. The reception is open to the public at no charge. This exceptionally colorful exhibit of his work is on display during October and Saturday October 29 is the last day it will be shown.

Gordon Coons is of Ojibway and Ottawa heritage. He is an enrolled member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe of northern Wisconsin and now lives in Minneapolis. Gordon Coons is a self-taught artist, creating works in a variety of mediums including linoleum block print, acrylic, pen and ink, and stone and wood carving. Although his artwork is more contemporary, each piece portrays a unique view of traditional native stories, incorporating strong family influences into the image.

Gordon's art has been shown around the country, including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

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