Dec 082012
 
Clinton Work, Blind Halibut Fisherman,  Lattimer Gallery

Clinton Work, Blind Halibut Fisherman, Lattimer Gallery

The Lattimer Gallery in Vancouver is holding its annual Charity Bentwood Boxes event until December 8 2012. It is a silent auction, with all proceeds donated to the Urban Native Youth Association. The UNYA is a Vancouver organization which has been providing 21 prevention-focused programs and services to Native Youth since 1988. There are also matching donation offers from several organizations and individuals to augment the funds raised by the Gallery.

Participating artists include Justin Rivard, Phil Gray, Clinton Work, Richard Sumner, and Bradley Hunt. To view the works, see http://lattimergallery.com

The Lattimer Gallery’s 2012 Open House is on Saturday December 8 from 5 to 8 pm.

Dec 072011
 
Bradley Hunt, Makeshift Shelter. Lattimer Gallery

Bradley Hunt, Makeshift Shelter. Lattimer Gallery

For the past five years, selected northwest coast First Nations artists have donated their time, materials and creative efforts to the Lattimer Gallerys Annual Charity Bentwood Box Silent Auction.

In the process of raising donations for charity, these artists are
given the opportunity to create outstanding pieces by thinking
outside the box. All of the boxes have first been steam-bent and donated by Métis/Cree artist James Michels.
This year, the Lattimer Gallery and its participating artists raised $21,250 for Urban Native Youth Association, a Vancouver organization which has been providing 21 prevention-focused programs and services to First Nations youth since 1988 to help meet their immediate and longer-term needs. UNYAs work includes advocacy, community development, and providing youth with opportunities to provide input into their programs and services.
At the auction, notable high bids were
Robert Davidsons box at $5,000, Shawn Hunts box at $2,700, and Clint Works box at $2,500. Other interesting boxes sold were by Aaron Nelson-Moody, Gwaii Edenshaw, Barry Wilson, Sharifah Marsden and Phil Gray among others. More information at http://www.lattimergallery.com

Jun 032011
 
Jay Simeon Silver Box

Jay Simeon Silver Box

The Lattimer Gallery in Vancouver is celebrating an important anniversary this month, with an exhibition called Silver: Celebrating Twenty-five Years. Already online at http://www.lattimergallery.com/, the show will run from June 9 to 30 2011. You are invited to a reception on Thursday June 9 5 to 8 pm. The gallery opened 25 years ago as the Leona Lattimer Gallery during Expo ’86 and is now run by the founder’s grandson Peter. Twenty-five artists have created special work around the theme of silver: Sharifah Marsden a pendant and bracelet, Phil Gray a mask Mountain Goats of Temlaxam, and Jay Simeon a sterling silver box. Master artists’ work included are a pin/pendant by Bill Reid Thunderbird and Killerwhale, and Earl Muldon’s gold bracelet Killerwhale and Bear.

Nov 252010
 

In Vancouver, the Lattimer Gallery’s annual Bentwood Boxes for Charity will run from November 27 to December 10 2010. It is a silent auction of small hand-made cedar boxes decorated by northwest coast First Nations artists that will be sold in a silent auction, partly to raise money for the Aboriginal Health program at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. The boxes will be displayed at the Lattimer Gallery and the gallery’s website at http://www.lattimergallery.com.

Steam-bent Bentwood Box. Photo from http://lattimergallery.blogspot.com

Steam-bent Bentwood Box. Photo from http://lattimergallery.blogspot.com

There is an opening reception for the project on December 3 from 5 to 8 pm at the gallery at 1590 West 2nd Avenue in Vancouver. Tickets for reception are $30, to donate holiday gifts to foster children. Call 604 788 0042.