From the Spirit: Michael Massie

From the Spirit: Michael Massie

“Michael Massie” Episode 21 (2009, 24 minutes)

Michael Massie was born in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and is an artist of Inuit, Métis and Scottish descent. He studied at the College of the North Atlantic in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, and now lives in Kippens, Newfoundland. His work includes drawing, carving in wood and stone and silversmithing and he has exhibited across North America and in Europe.

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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