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Fantastic dancing bear carved by well-known carver Joanie RageeFantastic dancing bear carved by well-known carver Joanie RageeFantastic dancing bear carved by well-known carver Joanie RageeFantastic dancing bear carved by well-known carver Joanie RageeFantastic dancing bear carved by well-known carver Joanie RageeFantastic dancing bear carved by well-known carver Joanie RageeFantastic dancing bear carved by well-known carver Joanie Ragee

ON HOLD– Dancing Bear by Joanie Ragee

$950.00

Artist: Joanie Ragee

Community: Cape Dorset

Year: Unknown

Media: Serpentine

Description

Dancing bears are a common subject matter in Inuit art carvings, this is a stunning example of that theme. Joanie Ragee captures movement in his carving very well. This bear carved from a gorgeous piece of serpentine. Ragee is an artist from Cape Dorset, the capital of Inuit art.

 

Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 6 x 6 x 9.75 in

About Joanie Ragee

Joanie Ragee (Juanie)

Date of Birth: May 2, 1986 Male

Place of Birth: Iqaluit, NU

Mother: Napachie Ragee

Father: Kooyoo Pudloo

Joanie Ragee began to carve at age 14. He was taught by his older brother Siutapik and learned many traditional carving methods from his grandfather, Inuk Munamie.

EXHIBITIONS:

January – February, 2009 Small Treasures
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia

Summer 2009 Summer Celebration
Images of the North
San Francisco

March – April, 2010 Vancouver Olympic Exhibition
Canadian Arctic Gallery
Basel, Switzerland

May – June, 2010 Polar Bears
Canadian Arctic Gallery
Basel, Switzerland

January – February, 2011 Small Treasures 2011
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia

June – September, 2011 Bear Farandole
Kulik Art Inuit
Quebec City. Quebec

October, 2011 Stone and Paper
Cape Dorset 2011
Native Art Gallery
Oakville, ON
(illustrated catalogue)

January, 2012 Small Treasures
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
Vancouver, BC

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