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STORIES IN THIS ISSUE
Neo-Totems

Neo-Totems

The Macaulay & Co. Fine Art is showing Neo-Totems, work by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun in its gallery in Vancouver. The artist has created sculptures in wood, various configurations of the “ovoid” one of the basic and dynamic forms used in the traditional art of the Northwest coast. The works are free-standing or sometimes wall-hung, painted [Read more]

Bill Reid Collected

Bill Reid Collected

Bill Reid Collected is a new book about the renowned Haida artist, by anthropologist Martine Reid. Featuring the largest chronological collection of Reid’s works of full-colour photographs and images, with an introductory essay titled Bill Reid: Deeply Carved by Dr. Reid. The Vancouver Public Library is hosting a book presentation by the author, who is [Read more]

Dr. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, Curator of Northwest Coast Art

Dr. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, Curator of Northwest Coast Art

The Burke Museum in Seattle has named Dr. Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse as the new Curator of Northwest Coast Art. Currently the Associate Director of the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art at the Burke Museum, Dr. Bunn-Marcuse manages the Center’s Native artist grant program and publication series with UW Press.  She curated [Read more]

Master Carver Teaching at Langara

Master Carver Teaching at Langara

Squamish master carver Aaron Nelson-Moody is teaching West Coast Aboriginal wood carving at Langara College. See http://splashingeagle.ca/

Four Faces of the Moon

Four Faces of the Moon

The grunt gallery in Vancouver presents Four Faces of the Moon, a multi-media installation that provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the elaborate sets, puppets, and props created for a new stop motion animated film by the same name. The story is told in four chapters, which explore the reclamation of language and Nationhood, and peel [Read more]

The grunt mural project

The grunt mural project

The grunt is also involved in a mural project for the nearby Native Education College. Lead artists Corey Bulpitt, Sharifah Marsden and Jerry Whitehead recently held a series of workshops with the Urban Native Youth Association’s Young Bears Lodge and other community members to collaborate on these designs. On the west wall of the NEC [Read more]

Haisla Artist Lyle Wilson at MNBC

Haisla Artist Lyle Wilson at MNBC

The Museum of Northern British Columbia in Prince Rupert is presenting Haisla artist Lyle Wilson’s work in PAINT until late August. On the opening night, Wilson donated the painted panel he had created during his research at the Museum of Anthropology on the old Tsimshian houseboards, created as facades of traditional buildings. There will be [Read more]

North Vancouver Community Arts Council Supporting New and Emerging Artists

North Vancouver Community Arts Council Supporting New and Emerging Artists

North Vancouver Community Arts Council has a program to encourage new and emerging artists. Indian Art from the Edge is a small private company offering support for talented Indigenous artists who have lived on “the edge” of homelessness, social and health challenges. Together they have created a show. Artists exhibiting include Edwin Wadhams, George Matilpi, [Read more]

Coast Salish Artist Dylan Thomas Exhibit at Alcheringa Gallery

Coast Salish Artist Dylan Thomas Exhibit at Alcheringa Gallery

Dylan Thomas is a young Coast Salish artist whose panels and prints will be exhibited in August at the Alcheringa Gallery in downtown Victoria, at 621 Fort Street. An online catalogue of the show is at http://www.alcheringa-gallery.com/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/sacred-geometry.html

Legacy Gallery Merging Printmaking and Installation Art

Legacy Gallery Merging Printmaking and Installation Art

The Legacy Gallery has decided to do some creative curating with its latest exhibition from its extensive collection of First Nations prints. The eight artists represented created banners, by printing their images on shimmering semi-transparent fabric. Further projects merging printmaking and installation art are to come. The show runs until October 1, 2016. On September [Read more]

YVR Art Foundation Call for Grant Applications

YVR Art Foundation Call for Grant Applications

The YVR Art Foundation has put out a call for grant applications for its Masterpiece Study Program, grants which enable First Nations artists living in BC and the Yukon to travel to museums to study works of art created by the masters of their culture. The deadline is September 30, 2016. See www.yvraf.com/programs