First Peoples Perspectives
Emily Carr opens its first ever
First Nations alumni show Monday.
News photo Mike Wakefield
etched glass table
is in the First Nations alumni show at Emily Carr.
Here"'and Now: First Peoples Perspective 1964-1997
brings together artists \who attend@d the Vancouver School of Art as cariv as the
-nid-'60s with those who attended Emilv Carr Art and Design Institute up until last May
Painter Frank Baker, multi-media artist Todd Baker, ceramicist Norma Nahanee and sculptor
Xwa Lack Tun (the artist formerlv known as Rick Harry), all from the North Shore, exhibit
their works alongside those of high-profile artists Robert Davidson and Bill Reid.
More than 50 artists from around the province as well as
from Eastern Canada and the U.S. Showcase their work. The show continues to April 6 in the
Concourse Gallerv. Emily Carr College of Art and Design is located at 1399 Johnston St. on
Granville Island in Vancouver.
First Nations Alumni Exhibition at Emily
Carr Institute of Art and Design, Concourse Gallery, March 25th - April 6, 1998
The objective of this exhibition is to acknowledge the
strength and persistence of First Nations Art and its diverse imagery. This exhibition
will offer First Nations artists who choose to work within their cultural identities
professional respect and acknowledgment. The Opening Reception will be on March 25th at 6
PM. The exhibition will be open to the general public 7 days a week, from 7:30 am to 10
PM. The exhibition will bring together a diverse group of First Nations artists from
British Columbia, as well as from Eastern Canada and the United States.
The event will inform and educate both First
Nations people and the community at large of the significant cultural contributions that
continues to be made by First Nations People as artists, individuals, and as a nation. In
addition, the event will promote an understanding of First Nation peoples, their art, and
the positive influences and contributions they have made to society as well as their
understanding and the concern for the natural environment. Thus far there are confirmation
from forty-two First Nations Alumni. they are as follows:
Frank Baker, Todd Baker, Keith Berens, Vernon Brown, Judy Chartrand, Robert Davidson, Tomoe Doumani, Melvin Dunn, Karen Frances, Peter George, Della Gibson, Danny Gonu, Rick Harry, Linda Gonu-Hudson, Heather Henry,
Bradley Hunt, Matthew Jacob, Fred Johnson, Lara Johnson, Marguerite
Laliberte, Zachary LongBoy, Mary Longman,
Ahasiw Maskegeon-Iskew, Kajola Morewood,
Nadia Myre, Norma Nahanee, Marianne Nicolson,
Ed Archie Noisecat, Connie Paul, Peter Pilfold, Arthur
Renwick, Bill Reid, Eric Robertson, Janice
Toulouse Shingwaak, Connie Sterritt, Saul Terry, Richard Thorne, Charlene Vickers, Laura Wee
Lay Laq, Chester Williams, Dana Williams, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.
underlined have links to bio's or sites
For more information call: Sylvia Iredale, Community Relations: 844-3871, Judy Chartrand,
844-3879 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain a list of native gatherings in Western
Canada: For British Columbia, contact Visitor Inquiries, BC Tourism Division, 1117 Wharf
St, Victoria, BC V8W 2Z2
Phone (604) 356 6363
Fax (604) 356-8246