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Portraits of the north4Gerald Kuehl

The Biblio File
August 28, 2017

Meet author and artist Gerald Kuehl on Wednesday September 13, 2017 at 7:00 in the Pinawa Public Library!

Gerald is a self-taught pencil artist that grew up in Pinawa. Over the past 30 years he has drawn everything from fish to hockey skates. On a trip to northern Manitoba in 1997, the seed was planted for Portraits of the North, when he became fascinated by the stories of the people he met.  He was determined to capture the spirit and vitality of these people through pencil portraiture.  This decision has taken him over 90,000 km by car, plane, bus and train to many settlements and communities in the north.

During the years that Gerald has been pursuing this project, he has been directly involved in Aboriginal culture, which has given him a great understanding of his subject matter. His amazing collection of drawings includes the First Nations groups: Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree and Dene, as well as the Metis people.

Portraits of the North, Pencil drawings of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Elders of Northern Manitoba offers an incomparable glimpse into the experiences and history of more than one hundred elders from Canada’s North.  This is a stunning collection of portraits along with intimate profiles collected from oral accounts and anecdotes.

The evening will include reading and conversation with the author, along with book sales and signing.  Everyone welcome – refreshments provided.

Also please note that the library will be closed on Sunday, September 3, 2017 and Monday, September 4, 2017 for the Labor Day weekend.