WAG to Screen Film on Life of Aboriginal Artist Carl Beam

WAG to Screen Film on Life of Aboriginal Artist Carl Beam

By Tyler Sutherland

Continuing by showcasing the work of artist Carl Beam, the Winnipeg Art Gallery will run a film highlighting the life of one of Canada’s leading aboriginal artists next month.

“Aakideh: The Art and Legacy of Carl Beam” will offer an intimate look at Beam, who passed away in 2005. He earned a reputation for being fearless, visionary, and, ultimately, unforgettable. As a child on Manitoulin Island, Beam was given the Ojibwe name Aakideh, meaning “one who is brave” or “braveheart.”

The Winnipeg premiere will screen at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the WAG’s front desk or at the door.

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