Thursday, November 10, 2011

Saying it with Humour - The Art of Bill Powless

The "Saying it with Humour" exhibit is currently showing at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford Ontario.  One of the most interesting stereotypes about Native people is that of the "Stoic Indian".  Well I wonder where that comes from because laughter has always been a big part of life.  That is one common thing that I found no matter what community you visit anywhere on Turtle Island, you listen for the big loud belly laughs and you will find the Natives.

This piece is called "April's Fool".  This art show features original works as well as a lot of the cartoons Bill did for the local paper as well.  The opening featured Micheala Washburn debuting a character she has been working on for her comedy show.  If you ever get a chance to check her out I hightly recommend it.  

If you are in the Brantford area I hope you stop by the Woodland Cultural Centre to check out the show. I believe it runs until Christmas.  

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