#TPPReflects : “When I look back to past #ThePowerPlantTO exhibitions my first thought is of 'Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture' from our Winter 2013 season. In this exhibition over 20 Indigenous artists – including the recently exhibited Maria Hupfield – mixed traditional and contemporary modes of expression. Together, they created powerful cultural hybrids to address critical issues such as land and language rights, reflecting the current realities of Aboriginal life and identity." More about Beat Nation: bit.ly/2sYTbC1
As we reflect on Canada’s history in our 150th year, The Power Plant also pauses to consider the institution’s 30 years as Canada's leading contemporary art gallery. Looking towards the future, we want to honour and remember those who were a part of 30 year legacy, thank them for their contribution, and invite them to continue on this journey with our 30 for 30 Giving Campaign. Join us! Share your memory using #TPP30for30 and donate today: bit.ly/TPP30for30
📷: Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture. Installation view: The Power Plant, Toronto, 2013. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid. #TBT#Canada150#ContemporaryArt#CanadianArt#FirstNationsArt#BeatNation
I am so thrilled to announce the FUNDRAISING campaign for the second session of Grant River Arts, a small, cultural relationship-building art program bringing children, communities, and artists together from Six Nations and their Canadian neighbours. Peace, mutual understanding, and respect through art 💜💜💜 we are hosted this time around by @kayanase.greenhouse 💜this project is inspired by the Six Nations Pen Pal initiative which ran for 10 years, and comes as a result of collaboration with a small group of language speakers, educators, and the guidance of some wonderful Six Nations citizens.
Please check it out and DONATE so we can start up in the winter season LINK IN PROFILE 😍✨🌙 https://www.gofundme.com/grand-river-arts-project #art#reconciliation#firstnationsart#childrensart#tworow#canadian#haudenosaunee#wampumrelationships#reconciliationart#children#kayanase#sixnations
This is an old piece of mine that hangs in our living room. The gouges are deep and I used industrial staples to create a mass in the upper portion of the house. Steel stitches weave around the perimeter. I like the composition and energy that this pieces has.
The old mural of famous BC faces is being covered by new pieces from Indigenous artists: Haisla Collins, Jerry Whitehead, Sharifah Marsden, Mehren Razmpoosh, Richard Shorty, and Vanessa Walterson
The background colours of black, white, yellow, and red represent the four directions of the medicine wheel and the three realms (earth, sky, and sea) of the peoples who live along the Northwest Coast. The mural is meant to honour all the First Peoples of Canada, their cultures, stories, and understandings.
Killerwhale with Eagle Pendant, by Gary Olver, Cree Nation
Walrus Tusk, Abalone
1.75 x 0.75 x 0.5”
Born in The Pas, Manitoba, 1966, Gary Olver originates from Northern Manitoba (Woodland Cree). He has been studying the northern First Nations art style since 1980 and has apprenticed under several well-known and accomplished carvers. Gary’s specialty is carved miniatures and he has incredible dexterity in creating works that are finely detailed and complex in design. His interests remain in jewelry and miniatures in catlinite, argillite, ivory, wood, and precious metals.
Available at Coastal Peoples Gallery, Vancouver • coastalpeoples.com
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Take home that perfect piece that commemorates your visit with us or shop online by clicking link in our profile. #slccwhistler
Ever wonder how @meghaanobrien creates such intricate weavings? Find out by visiting the Gallery Tuesday-Friday from 1-5pm to see her working on a new Chilkat apron. She'll be here starting today until September 1st!
More incredible masks at the Island Museum of Art. Awakshum, Wild
Woman, by legendary Kwakwaka'wakw artist Beau Dick. This one was crazy alive!
Wild Woman of the Woods, is a mythic being with dark skin and hair, about twice the size of a human being. She reputedly has great wealth, although by reputation she is slow-witted and has poor eyesight. She captures children and carries them in a basket on her back, planning to take them home to eat; the children typically manage to outsmart her and escape.
For inquiry about the piece please visit us at www.coastalpeoples.com
New Arrival Sisiutl Sculpture by Shawn Karpes
Red cedar wood, Acrylic paint
Shawn Karpes was born in Vancouver, B.C., on May 12th 1968. His training began in 1982 with George Hunt Jr., Jim Gilbert and Victor Newman during a Native art program sponsored by three levels of Victoria public schools. In this program Shawn began experimenting in three dimensional form and began concentrating on basic design, painting and woodcarving.
For the past three years Shawn has been working for the carving program at the Royal British Columbia Museum. In 2001 he volunteered to work on the ITUSTO restoration of the world’s tallest totem pole at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, B.C.
DON’T MISS Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week at Calling of the Drum Festival with the City of Vancouver!
July 26 – 29, 2017
VIFW aims to connect all Canadians with contemporary Indigenous regalia art, highlighting the innovation of world-class Indigenous artists and designers in traditional Coast Salish Territory.
Featuring the work of Dorothy Grant, Haida Nation • Hands Shawl by Dorothy Grant, available at Coastal Peoples Gallery, Gastown • and coastalpeoples.com •