Power of the Feather Exhibit

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The Power of the Feather exhibition featuring Six Nations artist, Arnold Jacobs.

Arnold Jacobs (b. 1942) is an Onondaga (Turtle Clan) artist and former condoled confederacy chief living on Six Nations of the Grand River territory. He graduated from the studio art and design training prog artist for W. L. Griffin Printing in Hamilton for fourteen years. In 1984, he opened a commercial art gallery in his home before launching Two Turtles Gallery in Ohsweken, which sold his original artwork and promoted emerging Six Nations artists.

Jacobs is recognized for applying historical Haudenosaunee teachings to his commercial work, pendant jewellery, prints, paintings, and sculpture. He remains committed to empowering Indigenous youth through visual art and sharing Six Nations cultural practices with the world. From 2001 to 2008, his award-winning “flying eagle” design was embossed on Air Canada’s Boeing 767 jet, and in 2019 he was awarded the Ontario Arts Council’s Indigenous Arts Award. Jacobs’s work resides in private and public art collections in Canada and the United States including the
Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), Iroquois Museum (Howes Cave, NY), Canadian Museum of History (Hull, QC), and Woodland Cultural Centre (Brantford, ON).

The Exhibition will be on display at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, 20 Ava Rd. Brantford, Ontario, from March 23 to May 19, 2024.

Admission to the gallery is free. All are welcome. For more information about this event, please call Glenhyrst Art Gallery at 519.756.5932 or email

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4pm
Mondays and Statutory Holidays CLOSED


April 3, 2024 - May 19, 2024 (All Day)(GMT-04:00)


Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

email: info@glenhyrst.ca Email: education@glenhyrst.ca for classes

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