The Angele Project

Various Artists

June 10 - July 14, 2006

The Angele Project
Albert Lalonde, grandson of Grey Owl and Angele. By Arlington Hoffman.

An exhibition that focuses on Archie Belaney's (Grey Owl's) marriage to Angele Egwuna, his initiation into the Ojibway culture of the Temiagami Anishnabi First Nations of Bear Island on Lake Temagami and various Northern Ontario artistic impressions of the local icon.

Arlington Hoffman is a North Bay artist who has researched Grey Owl's early years for a decade and Doug Mackey is a regional historian and published author. He has been interviewing residents and researching the emergence of the Grey Owl phenomenon since 1989.

The grandson of Archie Belaney, Albert Lalonde is a central spirit for the exhibition. As well as posing for paintings and visually echoing the visage of his grandfather, Lalonde provides a direct link to Angele and a family that history, in many ways, has forgotten.

The Angele Project & Anahareo Press Release (in Microsoft Word format)

Angele Project Event Itinerary
  • Opening Reception: The Angele Project
    Saturday, June 10, 2:00 - 5:00pm
  • Artists' Talk and Historical Reflection on the Angele Project
    Sunday, June 11, 2-5pm
  • Angele Day
    Thursday, June 15
    12:00pm - 2:00pm, The Grey Owl Movie screening
    2:00pm - 3:00pm, Tour Exhibition
    3:00pm - 4:00pm, Encore presentation of Artist Talk and Historical Reflection
  • Authors' Talks
    Thursday, June 15 7pm-9pm
    Armand Ruffo, author of Grey Owl: The Mystery of Archie Belaney and Hap Wilson, author of Cabin: A Search for Personal Sanctuary will be present for a book signing and presentation of slides of Temagami.

A Cultural Gathering (Mattawa)
Saturday, June 17, 2006


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