From the Spirit: Jim Hart

From the Spirit: Jim Hart

“Jim Hart” Episode 5 (2005, 24 minutes)

A member of the Eagle clan from Old Massett in Haida Gwaii, Jim Hart is one of the Northwest Coast's most accomplished artists. He worked with Bill Reid from 1980 to 1984, carved several totem poles for private commissions and, as a hereditary Chief, is committed to working with emerging young artists from his community.

This 26-part series of half-hour documentaries presents the work and thoughts of a diverse group of Aboriginal artists. Twenty-four of them are Canadian--from British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Ontario; the other two are American--a painter from Montana and a glass blower from Seattle. By definition, artists are people who live on the edge, and Aboriginal artists have had a tougher journey than most.
The stories in this series are from artists who would not quit, even in the face of adversity and who have made a difference to both their communities and to the world of contemporary art.

Directed by: Raymond Yakeleya, Bill Stewart
Produced by: Raymond Yakeleya, Bill Stewart, Earth Magic Media

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