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Roll Out The Barrels: Jordan Village Pours on the Christmas Spirit

For release: Nov. 5, 2017
Jordan Village, ON – There is a proverbial buzz as Jordan Village ‘Decks the Halls’, but the best is yet to come. Christmas in the Village is an annual retail celebration and this year it takes place November 24, 25, 26th. This season we are adding style, flair and a flash mob of Santas.
We invite you Friday, November 24th at 6:00PM for a tree lighting ceremony unlike any other. Dust off those Santa hats as the village endeavours to create the largest group selfie of Santas. Gather around the tree and become part of the flash mob singing Oh, Christmas Tree in celebration. Join us for warm cocoa and cider until 8: 00PM. If you don't have a Santa Hat you can purchase one for $5 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Community Care.
The tree is the talk of the Village! How so? Well, what do you get when you lock a bunch of winemakers, retailers and event planners in a room and ask them to come up with “something very special” for their Christmas celebrations? The group has re-created the 2016 Jordan Village Wine Barrel Christmas Tree.
As Jordan Village is the home of Cave Spring Cellars, it only made sense to go with a vintage vintner’s theme. What better way than to use old oak wine barrels, stacked to form the shape of a tree? But, how do you top something like that? How about a 100-year-old antique grape press, pulled out of retirement! Once the base assembly was completed, it was handed over to a small team of very talented decorators who adorned the tree with greenery, lights, and decorations, creating something very unique and festive.
On Saturday and Sunday, the village will be a bustle with fashion excitement. Be sure to visit the stylish shops filled with wonderful gift ideas for your Naughty & Nice list. Shopping deals and treats throughout the weekend. In the spirit of holiday giving, each store will also be collecting donations for Community Care of West Niagara.
For more information about the, contact the Twenty Valley Tourism Association at 905-562-3636, or go to: http://www.twentyvalley.com/
Photo credit: Kenneth Lane Smith
Shared from Jordan Village Facebook Page
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2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection

Northern Expressions is pleased to announce that the official opening of the 2017 Cape Dorset Print collection is scheduled for October 21, 2017. The full collection will be available on the launch date at our website and store locations.

This year's collection (each in an edition of 50) consists of 30 images and features the last works of the late Tim Pitsiulak. Other well renowned and up and coming artists include: Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Saimaiyu Akesuk, Kakulu Saggiaktok, Qavavau Manumie, Annie Parr, Nicotye Samayualie, Ooloosie Saila, Nuna Parr, Pitaloosie Saila, Cee Pootoogook, Malaija Pootoogook, Shuvinai Ashoona, Simeonie Tevee and Ningiukulu Tevee.

Here's a preview of some of the outstanding work in this year's collection. Please be aware that these images are very low resolution and do not compare to the quality of the prints.

Email us at store@northernexpressionsart.ca to request a full preview in higher resolution.


Olu Falope

2017 Cape Dorset Print Collection
2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection
2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection
2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection
2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection
2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection


Celebrating Aboriginal Day 2017

In Canada, the month of June is National Aboriginal History Month. June 21, the first day of summer, is recognized as National Aboriginal Day, a special time to honour and celebrate our aboriginal peoples: First Nations, Inuit and Metis.

As I think of this years aboriginal day, the total acceptance, warmth and hospitality my wife and I enjoyed during our time in the Inuit territories of Nunavik and Nunavut and the Cree village of Whapmagoostui between 2007 and 2014, remains fresh in my mind. 

In Quaqtaq, we were eagerly invited to share in the community freezer as soon as we arrived. The community freezer was supplied with hunted food supplies paid for by the Municipal office. Supplies at the freezer varied with ample supplies of arctic char, lake trout, caribou sometimes and sometimes nothing at all. Nevertheless, this situation was no deterrent to our open invitation to partake. It was an honour system and in spite of recurrent scarcity, no one took more than was required.

While Whapmagoostui had no community freezer, the sense of hospitality was generally the same. During the goose hunting season, we received fresh and roasted goose from our Cree friends. Among the Cree, laughter was in no short supply and it was in their arena that I learned to skate without ever paying a dime.

As I often share with our customers at Northern Expressions, in showcasing aboriginal art, we strive to maintain an environment and tradition of warmth and friendliness in serving our customers. For us, the art we showcase projects the creativity, resourcefulness and resilience of our First Peoples. 

Happy National Aboriginal Day 2017!

National Aboriginal Day 2017 I Northern Expressions



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Northern Expressions Art Gallery is ONE

It has been quite an incredible experience since DAY 1- door opening at Northern Expressions.

....Not to bore you, but here are a few little details about our journey so far:

3 sleepless nights before opening
More sleepless nights after opening
4 great core team members
100's of man hours
100's tiny little details to work on
1 first customer
More sleepless nights
Wonderful customers

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