Here is The Beat, a monthly newsletter, for August 2015

with news about the art of the coastal First Nations.

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STORIES IN THIS ISSUE
Chief's Headdress

Chief’s Headdress

Until August 9, 2015, Haida artist/weaver Lisa Hageman Yahgulanaas is participating in an exhibition at Toronto’s Harbourfront in an event known as Planet IndigenUS. This organization, originally a festival, now partners with the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford Ontario and has come to encompass year round programming and resource building. The 2015 program at Harbourfront [Read more]

Haida Gwaii Heritage Centre

Haida Gwaii Heritage Centre

The Haida Gwaii Heritage Centre is one of the finest sights in the Haida Gwaii, aside from the extremely beautiful natural scenery. Saturday August 15 is the 7th Anniversary of the opening of the Centre at “Kay”, with events continuing throughout the day. “The Kay Anniversary offers us as Haida peoples a chance to share [Read more]

Lightning Serpents in Washington State

Lightning Serpents in Washington State

The Burke Museum at the University of Washington in Seattle is presenting a very special program on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 7 pm, Lightning Serpents in Washington State: Makah Culture and the Importance of Oral Histories. The program will be led by Micah McCarty, Executive Officer at Nisqually Tribal Council.   The Burke comments: [Read more]

Quench Water Fountain

Quench Water Fountain

Rande Cook’s much-admired water fountain Quench was installed in the city of Duncan BC in 2012, part of a project to recognize the superior quality of water in Duncan. Looking at the fountain, note the three water outlets: on top, at random mischievous Raven releases a spray of water from his nostril; in the middle, [Read more]

The Door Project

The Door Project

A project has been launched to promote the high quality of art and design we see based on First Nations art traditions on the coast. Artists and the BC economy will all benefit. The project originated from the Aboriginal Program at FPInnovations (FPI). The University of British Columbia Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP), FPI [Read more]

Sean Whonnock at Bill Reid Gallery

Sean Whonnock at Bill Reid Gallery

The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art has a special summer feature in connection with its exhibition The Box of Treasures: Gifts from the Supernatural. Kwakwaka’wakw artist Sean Whonnock is in the gallery until August 6, 2015, from 11 am to 3 pm, to meet with the public and answer questions. See http://www.billreidgallery.ca.

Dempsey Bob Drum Auctioned

Dempsey Bob Drum Auctioned

Stuart Rush, Chair of the YVR Art Foundation, shows a Drum to be auctioned as a fundraising project to support the Youth Scholarship fund of the YVR Art Foundation. The drum was designed by Dempsey Bob and painted by his assistant Danika Nolie. Photographs of the drums painted by outstanding Northwest Coast artists will be [Read more]