Tuesday, April 24, 2007

on Shaw TV tomorrow at 6 pm

Johanna Ward from the Shaw TV Express program came to the Museum this morning to film her show. The Express airs tomorrow (April 25) at 6 pm and Johanna will introduce you our current exhibition, highlighting several historical and contemporary objects on display.

Deborah Jacobs, Director of the Squamish Nation Education Department, explains how a series of Cultural Capital programs has brought people of the Squamish Nation and West Vancouver together and built an artistic and cultural foundation from the past to the future. Xwa lack tun's sculpture, recently installed in the Ambleside Park, will also be featured.

This Express program airs the following times:

Wednesday April 25 at 6 pm and 10:30 pm

Thursday April 26 at 3 am, 6 am, 6:30 am, 8 am, 8:30 am, 10 am, 10:30 am, 2pm and 3pm.

Sunday April 29th at 1 pm and 6:30 pm

Monday April 30th at 12 midnight and 2:30 am.

Please be sure to watch one of these shows and send us your comments!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Next Enduring Traditions Talk

Come join Sharon Fortney, who will deliver a talk:
Enduring Traditions: A Look at Contemporary Coast Salish Coiled Basketry
on Wednesday May 9th at 6:30 pm at the Museum.

Local researcher Sharon Fortney will give an informal slide presentation and answer questions about the coiled cedar root basketry made by the Salish peoples of British Columbia and Washington State. The presentation will cover how these baskets are made, what they are used for, and provide advice on how to care for your personal basketry collections.
Sharon is happy to look at Coast Salish baskets belonging to audience members after the slide presentation!
DO NOT MISS this special opportunity!

Sharon Fortney has worked with, and for, several Coast Salish communities as a museum professional and contract researcher. Currently she is working on her doctorate in anthropology at the University of British Columbia, focusing on the experiences of Coast Salish communities who work with museums. Sharon has done several years of research on coiled cedar root basketry, wrote a thesis, and curated an exhibit on the topic. She has Klahoose ancestry (Northern Coast Salish) and enjoys working on cultural projects that promote the sharing of knowledge and cross-cultural understanding. She would be happy to look at Coast Salish baskets belonging to audience members after her presentation.

Photo credit:
Basket with Tumpline, courtesy of the Squamish Nation
Shopping Basket with diamond variant design
Mary Capilano, Squamish Nation, Circa 1920. Private Collection
Photos by Urban pictures.com

Monday, April 16, 2007

Northwest Coast First Nations Lecture Series

April 18th from 6:30 pm at the West Vancouver Museum ($10)

Insight / Incite:
Three First Nations Artists Working Tradition Here and Now - Marianne Nicolson, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Charlotte Townsend-Gault, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Visual Art at the University of British Columbia, was a co-curator of Land, Spirit, Power: First Nations at the National Gallery of Canada in 1992 and has curated exhibitions of work by Yuxweluptun and Rebecca Belmore for the Belkin Gallery at UBC. She has written extensively about contemporary First Nations art, most recently ‘Rebecca Belmore and James Luna on Location at Venice: The Allegorical Indian Redux’ for the journal Art History. She is currently editing with Ron Hamilton and Jennifer Kramer, The Construction of Northwest Coast Native Art: An Anthology.

Photo credit:
Mother, Earth, and Child, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
2006 Acrylic on Canvas, courtesy of the Buschlen Mowatt Galleries.
Photo by Urbanpictures.com.