Events and Highlights from over the years, and those still to come .
Dreams of a Dreamer is a retrospective of the work of Ojibwe artist IceBear. This collection spans the period from the early 90’s. IceBear is what is called a Dreamer by his people, one to whom, as they say, ‘you can tell of your dreams, and he will draw you pictures in the sand’.
Ice Bear’s fine art has evolved over the past 30 years, from a graphic style that combined the forms and shapes of traditional Ojibway art, to a free flowing technique which provide richly toned paintings that can change colour and depth as sunlight moves, and day turns to night. His many years as art director, and over 5 years as muralist have given him a great interest in technique; how paint ‘works’, colour, brush-strokes, and layering, some IceBear paintings have close to 20 layers of paint and medium.
Dreams of a Dreamer, August 2022
Portals Gallery will be the location of this summer’s
IceBear exhibition, ‘The Modern Age Dreams of a Dreamer’
Hosted by Cowichan Public Art Gallery.
Opening July 28.
Watch this space for more information
Canadian Tennis Association Presentation at
Government House in Victoria
Artist’s Proof 1/5 of
NorthWest meets with approval!
Focus Magazine article, cover below
Focus magazine: the rest of the story
McMillan Arts Centre, Parksville
IceBear in Vienna with our Austrian host, en route to exhibition in Austria then on to Florence
Line up out the gallery door for exhibition in Coeur d’Alene
A very special private commission
IceBear with the Canadian Consul for Texas and Louisiana, at his exhibition in Dallas
IceBear was invited to be guest speaker at a citizenship ceremony held on Aboriginal Day in Vancouver, a few years ago
IceBear has designed the sleeves for a few of Ed’s beautiful CD’s Click on the image to visit his site and hear him
Victoria Arts Council exhibition
IceBear was invited to provide the artwork for the cover of this internationally distributed environmental magazine, a task he was honored to fulfill.
IceBear’s first studio coordinated multi cultural exhibition held in Victoria in the 90s
With renowned Shona sculptor Dominic Benhura, of Zimbabwe, working on a joint project as featured artists at Ukama Gallery
IceBear with Shona artist Dominic Benhura, of Zimbabwe, at Ukama Gallery in Vancouver, BC
Community Arts Council
of Greater Victoria 2008
IceBear’s first and so far only appearance in NY, the second was cancelled by hurricane a few days before it was to open
There were people from four states attending the More than Feathers
art show in Post Falls, Idaho