The Inner Journey/2012 /acrylic/24″x24″
Sheldon’s recent painting “The Inner Journey” will be exhibited at Cre8ery Gallery from July 20th to 31st along with works by 48 other current members of the Manitoba Society of Artists. This exhibition celebrates the MSA’s 110th anniversary.
Opening Reception 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM July 20th at Cre8ery Gallery (second floor) 125 Adelaide Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
A daring young astronaut Jose
Loved floating in space all day
Zero gravity was astronomical
His friends found him comical
And gave him the nickname “No Weigh”
From Do Unto Otters, written by Grant Anderson, published by Pemmican Publications.
This smug, smiling wolf has a guilty secret…
Three friends decided by vote
to travel to Spain in a boat
but when they arrived
only one had survived
and it wasn’t the duck or the goat
From Do Unto Otters written by Grant Anderson, published by Pemmican publications.
Golden-cheeked warbler/2008/acrylic on canvas
Illustration from What Could You Do In Your Canoe? Written by Louise Gordey, published by Pemmican Publications.
Receiving the Vision/1998/acrylic on board/36″ x 24″
This First Nations girl is havesting corn kernels by rubbing the cobs against each other. Previous steps in the planting and harvesting process are illustrated below. From a set of educational sequence cards published by Native Reflections Inc.
Illustration from Do Unto Otters, written by Grant Anderson, published by Pemmican Publications.
Pemmican Publications and McNally Robinson Booksellers present the Book Launch of Kookum’s Red Shoes written by Peter Eyvindson and Illustrated by Sheldon Dawson.
May 12, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg, Grant Park, in the Atrium.
Kookum’s Red Shoes is a moving and sensitive account of one woman’s Residential School experience. Kookum (grandmother) is now an elderly woman, but she remembers well how she was torn away from her family, her home and her dreams when she was a young girl.
The story is told with the empathy, clarity and encouragement readers have come to expect from Peter Eyvindson, and illustrated with warmth and verve by illustrator Sheldon Dawson.
1994/acrylic on canvas/18″ x 24″