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Echoes Of The Flame: Art Inspired By The Lyrics Of The Tragically Hip

Song-Word Art House and The Tragically Hip invited me to create an original piece of art that incorporates lyrics of my choice from a Tragically Hip song. The song I selected was Fiddler’s Green, a painfully beautiful masterpiece about a mother losing her young son - the most difficult experience a parent could ever know. I am Mohawk, and the grandson of a residential school survivor. I connected the song to the thousands of Indigenous parents who experienced the same loss at the hands of the government and church. So many children who were taken away never returned. 

The painting is 48"X48" mixed media on plywood. 

The lyrics "September seventeen / For a girl I know it's Mother's Day” are written in Mohawk as a background texture, and “Her son has gone alee / And that's where he will stay" tangle up the feet of a broken mother.

It is an incredible honour to collaborate with Song-Word Art House and The Tragically Hip. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to participate in this exhibition. 

The Tragically Hip and Song-Word Art House will donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of original artwork included in this exhibition to the Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na language and cultural centre, located on a Mohawk reservation in Tyendinaga, Ontario. The funding will help build a school dedicated to teaching students their Indigenous language. 

To purchase this original painting or a print please visit https://song-word.com/michael-barber

The Echoes of the Flame exhibition at Bracebridge Hall will run from July 8 until August 28.

Echoes Of The Flame: Art Inspired By The Lyrics Of The Tragically Hip

Song-Word Art House and The Tragically Hip invited me to create an original piece of art that incorporates lyrics of my choice from a Tragically Hip song. The song I selected was Fiddler’s Green, a painfully beautiful masterpiece about a mother losing her young son – the most difficult experience a parent could ever know. I am Mohawk, and the grandson of a residential school survivor. I connected the song to the thousands of Indigenous parents who experienced the same loss at the hands of the government and church. So many children who were taken away never returned.

The painting is 48"X48" mixed media on plywood.

The lyrics "September seventeen / For a girl I know it's Mother's Day” are written in Mohawk as a background texture, and “Her son has gone alee / And that's where he will stay" tangle up the feet of a broken mother.

It is an incredible honour to collaborate with Song-Word Art House and The Tragically Hip. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to participate in this exhibition.

The Tragically Hip and Song-Word Art House will donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of original artwork included in this exhibition to the Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na language and cultural centre, located on a Mohawk reservation in Tyendinaga, Ontario. The funding will help build a school dedicated to teaching students their Indigenous language.

To purchase this original painting or a print please visit https://song-word.com/michael-barber

The Echoes of the Flame exhibition at Bracebridge Hall will run from July 8 until August 28.

LURE shirts will be available tomorrow @cabin.519 and July 2 at the FREE Tom Wilson and friends concert at Silver Lake Park in Port Dover. We will have a tent set up selling new designs and old favourites, along side our friends @sierrabarberart @thislittlelightapparel @schneiderartist and many more! Market opens at 11 and goes until dusk. Music starts at 4:30

LURE shirts will be available tomorrow @cabin.519 and July 2 at the FREE Tom Wilson and friends concert at Silver Lake Park in Port Dover. We will have a tent set up selling new designs and old favourites, along side our friends @sierrabarberart @thislittlelightapparel @schneiderartist and many more! Market opens at 11 and goes until dusk. Music starts at 4:30

NEW DESIGN 🚨 
Our new Tractor garments will be available July 2 at the Free concert in Port Dover, featuring Tom Wilson and guests. Genuine Folker Brand is proud to be a presenting partner and we will be setup in the local makers market with new garments and a nice selection of old favourites.

NEW DESIGN 🚨
Our new Tractor garments will be available July 2 at the Free concert in Port Dover, featuring Tom Wilson and guests. Genuine Folker Brand is proud to be a presenting partner and we will be setup in the local makers market with new garments and a nice selection of old favourites.

We are proud to be working with the Port Dover Board of Trade, Port Dover Lions Club, Veri Marketing and the Ontario Trillium Foundation to bring a FREE Long Weekend Concert Series to Port Dover. 
Mark July 2 in your calendar…. It’s going to be a blast!

We are proud to be working with the Port Dover Board of Trade, Port Dover Lions Club, Veri Marketing and the Ontario Trillium Foundation to bring a FREE Long Weekend Concert Series to Port Dover.
Mark July 2 in your calendar…. It’s going to be a blast!

I'm excited to announce that I was invited by LA-based Song-Word Art House and The Tragically Hip to create an original painting inspired by a Tragically Hip song of my choice. My piece incorporates lyrics from Fiddler's Green and is a 4'x4' mixed media painting. Images of my work will be released to the public and available for purchase on July 7th.

From the Tragically Hip page:

Announcing a one-of-a-kind art exhibition, “Echoes Of The Flame: Art Inspired By The Lyrics Of The Tragically Hip'', presented by Song-Word Art House. It will be open from July 8th through to August 28th at Bracebridge Hall in Muskoka, ON. A portion of the proceeds generated from the sale of the original 18-piece artwork collection will be donated in support of the Tsi Tyônnheht Onkwawén:na language and cultural centre. 

“We are so pleased and gratified to see the music we created, transformed into new artistic expressions…like seeds we scattered that have taken root and are now in bloom.”

The full artworks collection (originals and limited edition prints of each artwork) will be available for viewing and purchase at Bracebridge Hall beginning July 8th as well as online here - https://song-word.com/the-tragically-hip

I'm excited to announce that I was invited by LA-based Song-Word Art House and The Tragically Hip to create an original painting inspired by a Tragically Hip song of my choice. My piece incorporates lyrics from Fiddler's Green and is a 4'x4' mixed media painting. Images of my work will be released to the public and available for purchase on July 7th.

From the Tragically Hip page:

Announcing a one-of-a-kind art exhibition, “Echoes Of The Flame: Art Inspired By The Lyrics Of The Tragically Hip'', presented by Song-Word Art House. It will be open from July 8th through to August 28th at Bracebridge Hall in Muskoka, ON. A portion of the proceeds generated from the sale of the original 18-piece artwork collection will be donated in support of the Tsi Tyônnheht Onkwawén:na language and cultural centre.

“We are so pleased and gratified to see the music we created, transformed into new artistic expressions…like seeds we scattered that have taken root and are now in bloom.”

The full artworks collection (originals and limited edition prints of each artwork) will be available for viewing and purchase at Bracebridge Hall beginning July 8th as well as online here – https://song-word.com/the-tragically-hip

Kiln pint glasses and shot glasses are now available @cabin.519 in Port Dover, just in time for the long weekend. Who will you be partying with this May 24?

Kiln pint glasses and shot glasses are now available @cabin.519 in Port Dover, just in time for the long weekend. Who will you be partying with this May 24?

I’d like to thank those that nominated and voted for me as the Top Visual Artist in the Spirit of Norfolk Awards, I sincerely appreciate it. I’m very fortunate to live and work in Norfolk and I’m very proud to call it my home. Congratulations to all the other winners and nominees and thank you to @989myfm @oldies997 and to the sponsors for making this happen.

I’d like to thank those that nominated and voted for me as the Top Visual Artist in the Spirit of Norfolk Awards, I sincerely appreciate it. I’m very fortunate to live and work in Norfolk and I’m very proud to call it my home. Congratulations to all the other winners and nominees and thank you to @989myfm @oldies997 and to the sponsors for making this happen.

@cabin.519 is restocked and open today 11-5. With over 40 Norfolk artists and makers, there’s a great selection of Local to choose from. Located at 114 Main St., in Port Dover - across from the Arbor.

@cabin.519 is restocked and open today 11-5. With over 40 Norfolk artists and makers, there’s a great selection of Local to choose from. Located at 114 Main St., in Port Dover – across from the Arbor.

Tickets are now available for this awesome evening of Norfolk goodness. October 23. 3-9. Wine. Beer. Art. Food. Music. Friends. Tickets are available @cabin519 or on the Cabin 519 website. See you there!

Tickets are now available for this awesome evening of Norfolk goodness. October 23. 3-9. Wine. Beer. Art. Food. Music. Friends. Tickets are available @cabin519 or on the Cabin 519 website. See you there!

New Norfolk Heritage design. Tone on tone in pigment dyed black hoodies, ladies sage hoodies and vintage raglan baseball style. These garments are part of the Norfolk County Library Lifeline fundraiser to prevent cuts to library services here in Norfolk. Details at Folker.ca

New Norfolk Heritage design. Tone on tone in pigment dyed black hoodies, ladies sage hoodies and vintage raglan baseball style. These garments are part of the Norfolk County Library Lifeline fundraiser to prevent cuts to library services here in Norfolk. Details at Folker.ca

Thank you to everyone that purchased a Black Shirt to support the Woodland Cultural Centre and their Save the Evidence Campaign. 

Today I made a donation of $3000 that will help restore the Mohawk Institute… Canada’s oldest Residential School. 

The response to the Black Shirt has been amazing and I can’t thank everyone enough.

I’ve had a lot of requests for shirts since we sold out, so I’m now taking preorders. Hoodies and T’s can be ordered now at www.folker.ca The garments will be available for pickup or delivered before the end of September. 

If you don’t need a hoodie or T, but would like to help, please consider a donation to the Save the Evidence campaign by visiting www.woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Thank you to everyone that purchased a Black Shirt to support the Woodland Cultural Centre and their Save the Evidence Campaign.

Today I made a donation of $3000 that will help restore the Mohawk Institute… Canada’s oldest Residential School.

The response to the Black Shirt has been amazing and I can’t thank everyone enough.

I’ve had a lot of requests for shirts since we sold out, so I’m now taking preorders. Hoodies and T’s can be ordered now at www.folker.ca The garments will be available for pickup or delivered before the end of September.

If you don’t need a hoodie or T, but would like to help, please consider a donation to the Save the Evidence campaign by visiting www.woodlandculturalcentre.ca

Old School.
Finished this Friday the 13th design and printing garments now. Available @cabin.519 next week, just in time for the big day.

Old School.
Finished this Friday the 13th design and printing garments now. Available @cabin.519 next week, just in time for the big day.

This design was created after hearing the news of graves discovered at residential schools across the country. I didn't plan on making shirts using this graphic... it was created as a personal healing exercise, but after the response on social media and discussions with The Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, the Black Shirt is now available for purchase. $20 from every shirt will go directly to Woodland Cultural Centre's - Save The Evidence Campaign. My Grandmother was a residential school survivor and I can’t think of a better way to honour her and the rest of the children than by Saving the Evidence.

You can purchase your shirt on our website Folker.ca

This design was created after hearing the news of graves discovered at residential schools across the country. I didn't plan on making shirts using this graphic… it was created as a personal healing exercise, but after the response on social media and discussions with The Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, the Black Shirt is now available for purchase. $20 from every shirt will go directly to Woodland Cultural Centre's – Save The Evidence Campaign. My Grandmother was a residential school survivor and I can’t think of a better way to honour her and the rest of the children than by Saving the Evidence.

You can purchase your shirt on our website Folker.ca

Remember that time the Americans burned everything to the ground? We do. New design for @genuinefolkerbrand

Remember that time the Americans burned everything to the ground? We do. New design for @genuinefolkerbrand

Father’s day shopping made easy. 

Introducing the Folker All Star lineup - T’s, hoodies and baseball shirts available for preorder now. What better way to celebrate Dad than by helping men across the country. $5 from each garment sold will go the Canadian Cancer Society to help Canadian men and their families dealing with prostate cancer. These garments are preorder only and will be available for curbside pickup June 18-19 if ordered before June 11. Shop now www.folker.ca

Father’s day shopping made easy.

Introducing the Folker All Star lineup – T’s, hoodies and baseball shirts available for preorder now. What better way to celebrate Dad than by helping men across the country. $5 from each garment sold will go the Canadian Cancer Society to help Canadian men and their families dealing with prostate cancer. These garments are preorder only and will be available for curbside pickup June 18-19 if ordered before June 11. Shop now www.folker.ca

One in every four women in our community face abuse.

Mothers’ Day is May 9th and to celebrate I’ve created garments that will benefit Haldimand Norfolk Women’s Services and the good work they do to help those that face violence in our community. $10 from every Hooded Zip and $5 from every T and Tank will go directly to the Shelter. What better way to celebrate Mom than to help someone in a time of need? These are preorder only - available for curbside pickup May 6-7.

Shop now www.folker.ca

One in every four women in our community face abuse.

Mothers’ Day is May 9th and to celebrate I’ve created garments that will benefit Haldimand Norfolk Women’s Services and the good work they do to help those that face violence in our community. $10 from every Hooded Zip and $5 from every T and Tank will go directly to the Shelter. What better way to celebrate Mom than to help someone in a time of need? These are preorder only – available for curbside pickup May 6-7.

Shop now www.folker.ca

Maps of Norfolk Cty. by @genuinefolkerbrand These beauties are laser engraved in walnut ply and wrapped in a solid walnut frame. Finished size is 16”x16” and available from the website. You can also purchase from @popuonorfolk in Port Dover today, April 3 open 10-4.

Maps of Norfolk Cty. by @genuinefolkerbrand These beauties are laser engraved in walnut ply and wrapped in a solid walnut frame. Finished size is 16”x16” and available from the website. You can also purchase from @popuonorfolk in Port Dover today, April 3 open 10-4.

Genuine Folker Brand is having a pop up shop at Pop Up Norfolk in Port Dover, Saturday March 20, 10-4. The shop is filled with Folker garments, beer glasses, hats, hand pulled tobacco bags, laser engraved maps of Norfolk and more. We will be sharing the space with our friends @thislittlelightapparel

Genuine Folker Brand is having a pop up shop at Pop Up Norfolk in Port Dover, Saturday March 20, 10-4. The shop is filled with Folker garments, beer glasses, hats, hand pulled tobacco bags, laser engraved maps of Norfolk and more. We will be sharing the space with our friends @thislittlelightapparel