The La Conner Museum of Northwest Art has undertaken a large project: Not Vanishing: Contemporary Expressions in Indigenous Art, 1977-2015 is an exhibition aiming to “examine the evolution of the Contemporary Native American Arts Movement and the works of artists living in the northwest, with significant emphasis on the Puget Sound and Plateau regions.”
The exhibition will fill the entire museum, and include works art by more than 40 artists. Joe David, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, and Susan A. Point are among them.
Tanis Maria S’eiltin writes about her work illustrated above:
Lynx pelts sustain treasured times in a frozen territory.
The snapping of metal jaws and blood are absent, present was the thrill of success.
Strong hands stitched furs into sellable forms.
Success was measured by one’s cunning abilities to supplement life.
The opening celebration of the show is on Saturday, October 10, 2015; curator Gail Tremblay will discuss the Native American Contemporary Art Movement at 1:00 pm.
La Conner, Washington, is about 140 km. or 90 miles south of Vancouver, and 67 miles north of Seattle. See http://monamuseum.org