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

with news about the art of the coastal First Nations.

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STORIES IN THIS ISSUE
The Rivers Monument

The Rivers Monument

In January, the latest commissioned work of art at the Vancouver Airport was unveiled. The Rivers Monument by Marianne Nicolson in the A-B Connector area combines modern media with ancient petroglyphs and totem poles of the Pacific Northwest Coast to “reverse relationships of industrialization and commercialization which have tended to be oppressive to Indigenous Peoples [Read more]

cesna em - City Before the City - Tour

cesna em – City Before the City – Tour

  Exhibitions about the history and living culture of the Musqueam people, cesna em, City Before the City, have opened at three museum locations in Vancouver: the Musqueam Cultural Centre, the Museum of Vancouver and the UBC Museum of Anthropology (see The Beat January 2015). Each venue has approached differently the telling of the story [Read more]

Written as I Remember It

Written as I Remember It

On March 1, 2015, Sliammon elder Elsie Paul will be at MOA to launch her book Written as I Remember It published by UBC Press, available for $34.95. At the event Elsie and her collaborators will present their experience writing this book about the life of a Sliammon woman born in 1931, raised by her [Read more]

Transformation

Transformation

  From March 3 to 8th, the Dancers of Damelahamid and MOA present the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, first school programs, Signature Performances, and the popular Festival Stage. For the best in BC First Nations dance, go to http://damelahamid.ca/festival For more about all MOA events see http://www.moa.ubc.ca  

Daphne Odjig at the Cube Gallery

Daphne Odjig at the Cube Gallery

Daphne Odjig was born and raised on the Wikwemikong Reserve on Manitoulin Island in Ontario 95 years ago, but has lived since 1976 in British Columbia, continuing her work in a style close to her Potawatomi and Odawa roots.   Her latest show, in Ottawa at the Cube Gallery, opens on February 8 2015, and [Read more]

Gallery News

Gallery News

  After twenty years of exhibiting Northwest Coast art, Vancouver’s Douglas Reynolds Gallery would like to recognize this milestone with a group exhibition that will feature some of the best gallery artists. The celebration is planned for June 20 2015. The Gallery has asked us to mention that they are looking for an experienced gallery [Read more]

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis, an exhibition of new work by Coast Salish artist Chris Paul and Tlingit artist Mark Preston will be held by the Alcheringa Gallery but at Victoria’s historic Union Club. The artists use the print medium to express their own personal stories about the joining of traditional and contemporary art-making, the past and the present, [Read more]

Maynards Auctions

Maynards Auctions

  Maynards Auctions in Vancouver will hold its Northwest Coast & Inuit Art auction on May 6, 2015. The work by Henry Hunt illustrated here is 28.3 cm. high, and estimated to sell for $1,000-1,500. http://auctions.maynardsfineart.com

Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage

Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage

  Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and Burnaby is presenting a Colloquium during February and March, Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage. Speakers include Rosita Worl, President of the Sealaska Heritage Center, and Grand Chief Edward John of the Tl’azt’en Nation. She will speak at SFU Burnaby at 3 pm on February 26. To reserve a seat, [Read more]

AKOS Extended

AKOS Extended

Corey Bulpitt’s exhibition AKOS has been extended to February 15, 2015, at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver. See http://www.billreidgallery.ca