Joe David, Drum
Photo: Kenji Nagai
The Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver is exhibiting 11 of the artist recipients of the BC Lifetime Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations Art. The award program has, since 2007, honoured a range of outstanding First Nations artists from 11 different nations within the province.
The artists work in diverse media: traditional masks, carvings, baskets and moosehide, as well as prints, sculptures and jewelry.
Co-curators Lou-Ann Neel and Beth Carter offer a public tour of the show on Saturday, April 8 at 2 pm. An artist’s talk by Morgan Asoyuf is on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 2pm.
The exhibition title, Xi Xanya Dzam (pronounced hee hun ya zam) is a Kwak’wala phrase describing exceptionally talented people. The BRG exhibition continues until September 4, 2017.
The 2016 Lifetime Award recipient was Susan Point, whose solo show continues at the Vancouver Art Gallery until May 28, 2017. DO NOT MISS!