James Hart, Reconciliation Pole, UBC Photo: Ann Cameron The Reconciliation Pole now stands in a prominent position at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. A detailed explanation of the symbolism of the figures on the pole is in an article by Amanda Siebert at http://www.straight.com/arts/888571/haida-master-carver-james-hart-tells-story-indian-residential-schools-reconciliation See https://www.facebook.com/openspacevic/
Here is The Beat for April 2017, bringing you news of the art and
artists of the First Nations on Canada’s Pacific coast.
+ powerful exhibitions in Victoria at Open Space and the Legacy
Galleries, with new works by Marianne Nicolson
+ recipients of the BC Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations
Art are honoured with an exhibition at the Bill Reid Gallery in
+ a traditional pole nears readiness for Taaw (Tow Hill) near Massett
in Haida Gwaii
The passing of renowned Kwakwaka’wakw artist Beau Dick is a great loss
to his family, and to the art community, especially the many young
artists he guided and encouraged.