AUGUST 2014

 

This is the seventy-ninth issue of The Beat, a free, independent newsletter that brings you news about the artists and art of the Northwest coast.

Wonderful events are happening along the coast! In the Haida Gwaii, in the Nass River valley, in Nanaimo, and in many other communities as well.
In Vancouver and Victoria, lovely exhibitions can be enjoyed at the Bill Reid Gallery, the Museum of Anthropology and in smaller commercial galleries such as the Fazakas Gallery and the Alcheringa Gallery, and many others.

Best wishes,
Ann Cameron and Dave Dumaresq.

STORIES IN THIS ISSUE
Salmon Eddy (Salish Fish Trap)

Salmon Eddy (Salish Fish Trap)

Close by the Olympic Oval sports building on River Road West in Richmond BC, in the residential project River Green, a new work by Musqueam artists Susan A. Point and Thomas Cannell has been installed. The sculpture is in a landscaped courtyard, but visible and visitable to pedestrians walking or biking on the West Dyke [Read more]

Nisga’a, the Museum

Nisga’a, the Museum

Hli Goothl Wilp-Adokshl Nisga’a is the beautiful museum of the Nisga’a nation in Laxgalts’ap (Greenville), in northwestern British Columbia. In addition to the museum’s permanent collection of Nisga’a treasures and culture, the museum is currently hosting a small exhibition of art created in 1928 by Canadian painter Emily Carr in the Nass River Valley. This [Read more]

Haida Heritage Centre Sixth Anniversary

Haida Heritage Centre Sixth Anniversary

The Haida Heritage Centre and the Haida Gwaii Museum will hold a special celebration on Saturday, August 16, 2014, to mark the sixth anniversary of the grand opening of the Haida Heritage Centre in Skidegate. The Centre, called “Kay” locally, will host a clan parade with family fun and cultural celebrations, including storytelling and dance [Read more]

Aboriginal and Women’s Rights Advocate, Mabel Stanley

Aboriginal and Women’s Rights Advocate, Mabel Stanley

Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology has a small difficult-to-find display well worth seeking out. Go behind the Multiversity Galleries, on into the Textile Research Room. Don’t Give It Up! The Lives and Stories of the Mabel Stanley Collection is open to the public until January 4, 2015. The exhibition honours a prominent Kwakwaka’wakw advocate for Aboriginal [Read more]

Record, (Re)create. Salish Weave Collection

Record, (Re)create. Salish Weave Collection

At The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford British Columbia, near Vancouver, a new exhibition of First Nations prints by fourteen Coast Salish artists runs until September 7, 2014. Record, (Re)create: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection. The show, organized by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, presents works from a private collection [Read more]

Call for Artists

Call for Artists

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art has sent out a Call for Artists. The Gallery is inviting artists and curators to submit proposals for solo and group shows in 2015 – 2016, featuring the contemporary art and culture of First Nations artists throughout the Northwest Coast. The deadline is August 30, 2014. For [Read more]

Where I Come From

Where I Come From

The Alcheringa Gallery in Victoria has opened Where I Come From, a two-artist show of work by long-time friends Coast Salish artist Chris Paul and Tlingit Mark Preston, exploring “themes of ancestry, tradition and family through contemporary abstractions using paper, wood, glass, metal and serigraphy.” The exhibition continues until August 23, 2014. http://www.alcheringa-gallery.com  

Reconciling Self

Reconciling Self

At the Nanaimo Art Gallery, an exhibition of work by Connie Watts, Reconciling Self, runs until September 6, 2014. The artist’s work, Hetux, in the Vancouver Airport, is known and admired by many thousands of visitors each year. This show “addresses issues of cultural-mixing and exchange, through the lens of a First Nations artist working [Read more]