The University of Victoria’s Legacy Gallery Downtown is featuring Perpetual Salish: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection with “creative and vital” Coast Salish artists, including Susan Point, Maynard Johnny Jr., Chris Paul and Dylan Thomas, until January 10, 2014. The exhibition is curated by lessLIE.
Salish Reflection: Coast Salish Art and Artists on Campus is a smaller exhibition at Legacy Downtown honouring Coast Salish artists Chris Paul, Maynard Johnny Jr., and knitters May Sam and the Olsen family (Adam, Joni, and their mother Sylvia), who were part of the University of Victoria’s Artist in Residence Program through the Department of Anthropology between 2011 and 2013. During their 3 month residency these artists taught students about their own artistic practices as well as aspects of Coast Salish history and contemporary culture.
For more on all three UVic shows, see http://www.uvac.uvic.ca