Weekdays, Creating Ads. Sunday, Invoking Spirits.

Weekdays, Creating Ads. Sunday, Invoking Spirits.Sometime around 9:30 a.m. on weekdays, Itzhak Beery enters a second-floor office in Greenwich Village to preside over his piece of the material world. It is an advertising agency, the latest he has owned in a 30-year career. Five computers await him, each thrumming with software for graphic design. Shelves hold the awards he has won.

On Sunday mornings, though, Mr. Beery returns to cover all the practical apparatus with sheets. From a cabinet, he withdraws volcanic stones, candles, finger cymbals, bottles of rum and cologne, each with symbolic value. He arranges these on a red cloth, and lays beside them a carton of eggs and bunches of red and white carnations.

Artists painting aboriginal mural

Artists painting aboriginal muralUrban aboriginal artists in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside are creating what may be the city's largest mural.

The giant 743-square-metre mural is a labour of love for five aboriginal artists who have been working for a month on the west wall of the Orwell Hotel on Hastings Street.

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Down-under wonder: Carrollton artist brings aboriginal works to Oxford gallery

Down-under wonder: Carrollton artist brings aboriginal works to Oxford galleryMaybe it’s the accent — he was born in an “itty bitty” English village that no longer exists and then moved to Australia in his 20s. It might be his hands, which are always flying and pointing and clapping to explain the points of his many captivating stories. More than anything, it’s likely the vivid, captivating stories themselves about his extraordinary life experiences.

Aboriginal art has stories to tell

Aboriginal art has stories to tellSun Valley-area residents have connections to the greater world at large, which often offers the community rare educational and learning experiences.

Aboriginal elders: leave things alone

Aboriginal elders: leave things aloneTHANKS, but no thanks - that is the response of Holroyd’s Aboriginal people to a proposal to rename four sportsgrounds with indigenous names.

David Williams, of Merrylands, and Rex Sorby, of Guildford, said they consulted Darug elders on the idea and agreed not to rewrite history.