Local Indigenous Artist and Sculptor, Kris Nahrgang is proud, and honoured, to release his latest work, the Unity Pole, commissioned by the Canadian National Exhibition, CNE, in Toronto for the upcoming CNE on August 18th, 2017.
This 28 foot pole is one of the first commissions by the CNE since the 1940’s, and the press release is August 16th, at the grounds at 10:30 the morning.
The pole was created to offer a story of Unity, and healing for all Canadians, and has been created to include a story of hope for relationships for all of us.
It is hand carved, and painted in bright Woodland style, it will represent a great vision of togetherness for all who come to view it.
Nahrgang has been strong in the Native Art scene of our area for over 20 years now, and has works with Nelson Mandella, Prince Andrew, Justin Trudeau, the Banks of Canada, and has represented Canada in the landings of Normandy in 1994 celebrating the day of the landing in Europe, to name just a few of his accomplishments.
He is being represented in his art by Artworld Fine Arts, Donna Child, in Toronto.
Kris has also just completed the filming of a 13 episode Television series for APTN, called Future History, Futurehistorytv, which he has created, is Executive Producer, and Host of the Series which will air in 2018.
The pole itself will be released to the press on the 16th, with an unveiling to the public at the opening of the CNE grounds for 2017 on the 18th.
Location for release, Heritage Court, Enercare Center, on the CNE grounds
We are proud that Kris Nahrgang will be doing only one show this year, the Kawartha Art Festival, Fenelon Falls, September Labour Day weekend 2017.