Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday With Us
O Canada! In honour of Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday, NoMiNoU is releasing a limited edition maple leaf design featuring artwork by one of the artists we collaborate with: Haida Nation artist Eric Parnell. To celebrate, we are hosting Eric at our Winnipeg store from June 23-25 and invite you to come see the art he created for our maple leaf leggings.
Eric will be appearing at our Winnipeg store at The Outlet Collection (555 Sterling Lyon Parkway), during the following times:
Friday, June 23 from 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, June 24 from 12:00pm-8:00pm
Sunday, June 25 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Eric will have some of his limited edition art for purchase, along with the art made for the maple leaf leggings. He will available to sign his art as well, so drop by for a visit!
ABOUT THE LIMITED EDITION DESIGN
The design is a maple leaf with a Haida Eagle. Eagle is one of the most important beings in Haida art and mythology. It is respected for its intelligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myths are usually noble characters. Eagle Spirits are associated with lofty ideals and the pursuit of freedom. The maple leaf, of course, represents Canadiana.
These maple leaf leggings will be available for a limited time to mark this historic moment in Canada’s history.
ABOUT ERIC PARNELL
Eric Parnell has been active as an artist since 2002, yet his artistic heritage as a member of the Eagle clan of British Columbia’s Haida Nation goes back many centuries. He has worked at many jobs over his life, but making simple sketches (“doodling”, as he calls it) was always a pleasure for him. His partner, also very artistic, began to notice his talent and encouraged him to devote more time to his drawings and to show them to the public. He took her advice.
Eric describes himself as “self-taught,” saying that “books were my teachers”. He studied the traditional Haida art forms in books on this subject, learning the formal descriptions of the shapes and subjects of paintings and carvings, and adapting and creating his own distinctive paintings within this tradition. He also began to share with other artists, absorbing their examples and suggestions, but always following his own inner vision of what he wanted to portray. Eric specializes in limited edition prints, though originals can be acquired. He also applies his impressive talent to drums, garments, table tops and ceremonial attire.
ABOUT EAGLE & RAVEN – YIN YANG
In legends, Raven is credited for releasing the Sun and creating the Moon, Stars and Universe. Eagle is respected for its intelligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision. Yin Yang is not indigenous to the Haida art form, but incorporating this symbol depicts how Eagle’s and Raven’s seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary.
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