Morning Star – Gambeh Then’
Alex Janvier, R.C.A. is Dene suline from Cold Lake First Nation, Alberta. Alex’s colorful Original Works of Art, often inspired by nature and his culture, include many murals. The Dene suline people used the Morning Star as a traveling guide at night.
Alex Janvier’s masterpiece Morning Star, painted in 1993, adorns the dome of the River Salon in the Museum. The mural rises seven stories above the salon and covers 418 m2. Janvier completed the work in just over three months, with the help of his son Dean. Morning Star illustrates the history of the land we live in from the artist’s Dene Suline perspective and expresses hope of mutual respect.