We use our wall space to feature local artists and share some of the incredible talents that we have in our area. This fall, Russell Noganosh is the featured artist. Russell was part of our group show last summer and we instantly fell in love with his style and art.
Russell Noganosh is an Algonquin/Ojibway born on Henvey Inlet First Nation in the year 1956. In 1957 at the age of 7 months old, he was illegally apprehended from his mother and placed in a foster home. At the age of two years old he was transferred to Sundridge, Ontario. He had taken up the art of soapstone carving in Toronto in 1977, it was suggested to him by Cecil Reeser. He left Ontario in 1979 and headed west where he attended Plains Indian Culture Survival School. He met Isaac Bignell, a Cree artist from The Pas, Manitoba where he learned the sponge technique of painting from Isaac. For the next 34 years, he dedicated himself to this form of art, forming his own style of contemporary and traditional art themes. He works with acrylic paint on canvas, paper, and birch bark. Russell has traveled throughout North America selling his artwork and doing art shows.
This showing is sponsored by Lakeland Holdings Ltd.