From the Spirit: Rocky Barstad

From the Spirit: Rocky Barstad

“Rocky Barstad” Episode 8 (2005, 24 minutes)

From T'suu T'ina heritage, Rocky owns the Two Feathers Gallery in High River, Alberta. He has studied and traveled throughout Arizona and promoted Aboriginal Art and the importance of keeping it authentic in Europe. His paintings and bronze statues have made him one of the most successful First Nations artists in Alberta.

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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From the Spirit: Rocky Barstad