This DVD celebrates the life and work of Arnold Jacobs, a well known artist from Six Nations of the Grand River. This particular celebration was in conjunction with an exhibit here at Woodland Cultural Centre in 2008.
Arnold Jacobs is Onondaga, Turtle Clan of the Haudenosaunee. In the mid-1980s, Arnold began to reflect on the lack of traditional culture, artwork or stories present at his school and within his community. As a way of addressing this gap, he decided to devote his career to honouring and transmitting his people’s beliefs, spirituality and teachings through the arts.
Arnold was recently the recipient of the 2019 Ontario Arts Council Indigenous Arts Award. This DVD is a truly special story of his life in the art world, showcasing his works, his personal gallery, and his story.
Run time: 28 minutes, 35 seconds