Eagle Hunting Nomads: An Evening with Allen Smutylo
On Wednesday, November 6 from 7:30-10pm, Governor General Literary Award Nominee, Allen Smutylo, will launch his new work, The Mongolian Chronicles: A Story of Eagles, Demons, and Empires.
This Rrampt event takes place at Heartwood Hall in Owen Sound where Smutylo will discuss his time living with the eagle hunting nomads of West Mongolia, and present the powerful artwork that depicts one of the last cultures on earth that hunt wild game on horseback using huge golden eagles.
With vivid prose, historical photographs and powerful artwork, he portrays a rarified world, governed by the weather, by the wellbeing of their animals, by the threat of predators, and by ancient customs and shamanistic beliefs – not unlike the life of their forefathers in the time of Genghis and Kublai Khan.
Doors open at 7:30 and The Charlie Bell Trio will entertain the audience before and after Smutylo takes the stage at 8:15pm to unveil his artwork and photographs. Following the presentation, book signings will be available with opportunities to ask questions.
The bar will remain open throughout the evening with charcuterie boards provided by Milk Maid for light snacking.
Tickets are $10 +sc and available both Online at Eventbrite and from Heartwood Home.
On Allen Smutylo:
Smutylo’s writing and artwork have come from 40 years of sea kayaking and backpacking expeditions throughout the Canadian Arctic, the west, east and south coasts of Greenland, Iceland, Alaska, Labrador, the Amazon, Antarctica, the Himalaya, the Ganges, Baja, Rajasthan, Patagonia, West Africa, Morocco and Mongolia.
His artwork is included in over 300 corporate and public collections. His work has been exhibited in dozens of solo shows and countless group shows nationally and internationally. He has won numerous awards including Graphex and the prestigious Sapporo International Print Biennial. His adventures and art were featured in Radio-Canada’s film The Last Frontier. He is represented by Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto, Skwirl Gallery in London, Circle Arts in Tobermory.