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Ojibwe Artist Robert DesJarlait to Open Artist Gallery in Hinckley

Ojibwe artist Robert DesJarlait will open a solo exhibition at the East Central Regional Arts Council gallery in Hinckley this week.

DesJarlait received an Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund grant to create a series of works for the gallery, including 21 watercolor paintings depicting his visions of a tribal reality.

DesJarlait is from the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation and began his art career in 1984.

In a release, DesJarlait says, “My paintings are personal visions of a tribal reality. My stylized, figurative images compose a micro/macro-scopic Ojibwe universe. Interwoven in this universe are creation stories, history, customs, and traditions, and my central theme – Ojibwe Manidoowiwin, the tribal spirit of the Ojibwe people.”

The opening reception is Friday, February 17, from 5 to 8 PM, with an Artist Talk at 5:30 p.m at the ECRAC Gallery located at 540 Weber Ave, Hinckley. Additional dates to view the show include Saturday, Feb 18, 10 am - 4 pm, Feb 21 - Mar 8, Monday - Wednesday 12 - 4 p.m, and the week of March 13 - 17 Monday - Friday 12 - 4 p.m.

More information about the gallery can be found on the East Central Regional Arts Council website.

Ojibwe Mitigwaki Niimid (Ojibwe Woodland Dancers) by Robert DesJarlait - photo provided

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