Friday, 2 March 2012

Show #1: Imagery of a bear

Steve and I (Dor!) are hosts of “Hands & Tails” - a radio talk program that discusses arts, animals and everything under the sun. It's on air every Friday 10:00 to 11:00 AM at CFRU 93.3 FM (Guelph campus/community radio station)

This week we discuss about the imagery of a bear. We first hear from the perspective of a Metis artist Nathalie Bertin about her respect for the bear, and also the story of her first time hunting in her home of Muskoka. Steve talks to a honey bee farmer from Board's Honey about the difficulties faced when trying to get black bears from encroaching the farm land. Lastly, we talk to Guelph’s MSAC (Macdonald Stewart Art centre) art/education coordinator Aidan Ware on her stories with the Begging Bear statue (located at College Ave and Gordon St)

Nathalie's art works can be found here

Board's Honey farm (I bought their creamed cinnamon honey at Fair November and it is incredibly delicious.)

And Macdonald Stewart Art centre

Shown here is Nathalie's "The Big Caboose" which we have discussed about in our segment.

© ”The Big Caboose”, 2009, by Nathalie Bertin,

Next week, we will be talking about the versatility of the goat as a meat, dairy and fibre producer, as well as a companion. We’ll also share a story of a girl being chased by goats. Dr Paula Menzies will share her own experiences so stay tuned!

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