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Yaletown
1024 Mainland Street
Vancouver BC
Canada V6B 2T4

P: 604.685.9298
T: 1.888.686.9298
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E: coastalpeoples@telus.net
 
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Mon - Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun + Hol: 11:00am - 6:00pm
After hours: Open by appointment only

Closed: Christmas Day; Boxing Day; New Year's Day

Near Skytrain station - Yaletown/Roundhouse
Gastown
312 Water Street
Vancouver BC
Canada V6B 1B6

P: 604.684.9222
E: coastalpeoples@telus.net
 
Hours
Mon - Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun + Hol: 11:00am - 6:00pm
After hours: Open by appointment only

Closed: Christmas Day; Boxing Day; New Year's Day

Near Skytrain station - Waterfront

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In Memory: Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok

In Memory: Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok

April 20, 2012 Earlier this month, Arviat artist Lucy Tasseor passed away during a time in which the Art Gallery of Ontario had a featured exhibition of her works on display, and she will always be remembered for her distinctive minimalistic carvings.

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April 20, 2012 Earlier this month, Arviat artist Lucy Tasseor passed away during a time in which the Art Gallery of Ontario had a featured exhibition of her works on display, and she will always be remembered for her distinctive minimalistic carvings.

In 1934, she was born in Manitoba and over time eventually moved to Arviat where her early carvings of animals were replaced by figurative work.  Her themes were primarily of mother and child as well as family and community.  

While her greatest influence was her grandfather's stories, she allowed the material to dictate its natural shape as the inspiration for its final form .

Her work has been exhibited internationally and throughout Canada in major collections.

The AGO's exhibition in Toronto continues through to June 3, 2012.

Her remarkable individuality as an artist will be missed.

We welcome you to view her work and biography through our Inuit and/or Artist Biographies link.

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Kesu' Exhibition at MOA

Kesu' Exhibition at MOA

March 17 - September 3, 2012, The Audain Gallery, MOA.

Kesu': The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer honours a man who embodies 'indigenous modern' before the term was invented, but preferred the descriptor 'whittler' or 'doodler' to 'Kwakwaka'wakw artist'.

Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw art is renowned for its flamboyant, energetic, and colorful carving and painting. Among the leading practitioners was... more ...

March 17 - September 3, 2012, The Audain Gallery, MOA.

Kesu': The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer honours a man who embodies 'indigenous modern' before the term was invented, but preferred the descriptor 'whittler' or 'doodler' to 'Kwakwaka'wakw artist'.

Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw art is renowned for its flamboyant, energetic, and colorful carving and painting. Among the leading practitioners was Doug Cranmer (1927-2006), whose style was understated, elegant, and fresh, and whose work quickly found an international following in the 1960s. He was an early player in the global commercial art market, and one of the first Native artists in British Columbia to own his own gallery. A long-time teacher, he inspired generations of young Native artists in his home village of Alert Bay and beyond.

The exhibit shows a wide range of Doug’s artistic works in two and three dimensions in wood and paint, from totem poles, a canoe, masks, bentwood boxes, bowls, and prints, to his important “Abstract series” of paintings on mahogany plywood. Works and words by his students are also included in the exhibit, which is organized as a series of overlapping modules that reflect different aspects of the artist’s life and work.

Dr. Jennifer Kramer, MOA Curator, Pacific Northwest, and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UBC, curated the exhibit, and authored the accompanying book, which is available in the MOA Shop.

Excepts taken from MOA.

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In Memory: Derek Wilson

In Memory: Derek Wilson

September 13, 2011 Recently the Hereditary Chief of the Haisla Nation, Derek Wilson, passed away leaving behind a legacy of more ...

September 11, 2011 Recently the Hereditary Chief of the Haisla Nation, Derek Wilson, passed away leaving behind a legacy of incredible art works.

Born in 1950 in Kemano, Derek learned of his heritage and Haisla dialect from this elders and created his first cedar carving at 8 years old under the tutelage of his uncle Henry Robertson.  Decades later as he progressed his design skills as a self-taught artist, he transitioned into jewelry carving which became a lifelong devotion.

Featured on this web site are several jewelry pieces, which are currently available beginning here .

His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Anthropology, the Vancouver Centennial Museum and a 1967 museum collection in England. In 1981, one of his gold rings was gifted to Queen Elizabeth, and in 2000 he travelled to Sweden with his brother Barry and uncle Henry to raise a commissioned pole as as replacement for an existing G'psgoalux Haisla Totem [c.1900].

His memorial took place on Friday, September 9th at the Vancouver Friendship Centre.

We'll remember Derek as a gifted artist but, more than that, he was a gentle soul who will be dearly missed.

To view more of his works and biography, we welcome you to view these through our Jewelry and Artist Biographies links.

 

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In Memory:  Russell Smith

In Memory: Russell Smith

July 8, 2011 This year, one of the most recognized carvers of his generation passed away.  Russell Smith came from a great family lineage as a descendant of six ...

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July 8, 2011 This year, one of the most recognized carvers of his generation passed away.  Russell Smith came from a great family lineage as a descendant of six chieftain bloodlines.

As a young child, he began to learn traditional dance from his elders and became a skilled perfomrance artist as well as an acclaimed wood and jewelry carver.

Born in 1950 in Alert Bay, Russell began his career in 1968 and within a year was asked by Bill Holm to assist in the restoration of a Southern Kwakiutl Long House in Seattle.  He studied wood carving under the tutelage of Doug Cranmer and Larry Rosso at the Vancouver Museum.

With the encouragement of his cousin, Lloyd Wadhams, he began a lifelong passion  in jewelry-making and learned the art of repousse from Bill Reid, Gerry Marks and Phil Janze.

He took on apprentices to teach select artists the various techniques used with the mediums of gold and silver.  In his own unassuming and quiet way, he eagerly shared his knowledge.

Featured on this web site is his Raven Ladle (Box of Treasures exhibition), which is currently available here.

We welcome you to view more of his works and biography through our Jewelry, Sculptures and/or Artist Biographies links.

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Tojo and Friends for Japan Benefit

Tojo and Friends for Japan Benefit

May 31, 2011 A benefit for the Canadian Red Cross will be held at Tojo's Restaurant in Vancouver on Sunday,

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May 31, 2011 A benefit for the Canadian Red Cross will be held at Tojo's Restaurant in Vancouver on Sunday, June 12th to help those affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Jann Arden and The Canadian Tenors will provide an intimate performance for guests, and the event will be emceed by Vancouver's own Vicki Gabereau.

This culinary event will feature the city's top chefs including Japanese Master Chef Hidekazu Tojo and his friends Pino Posteraro (Cioppino's), John Bishop (Bishop's), Wayne Martin (Crave Restaurant), Ned Bell (Rosewood Hotel Georgia), Quang Dang (Diva at the Met) and pastry chef Eleanor Chow (Chambar) to create some of the best cuisine. Vancouver's top mixologists will be serving up fresh cocktails at the bar - David Wolowidnyk (West) and Dani Tatarin (The Keefer Bar).

Subsequent to the gallery's previous participation at Ganbare Japan!, and in support of this cause, a donation of Coast Salish artist Joe Wilson's "Journey of Hope" (red version serigraph - framed) will be in the silent auction (click artist bio here ).

Journey of Hope (Red)

Advance tickets for this event can be purchased by calling 778.877.2390 or email tojosforjapan@gmail.com. Tickets to this unique event are $1000 each. Only a limited number of tickets will be available and will not be for sale at the door.

Journey of Hope is an exclusive limited-edition of 200 (30 x 30") - the "Red" series will be available to purchase at the gallery with proceeds donated by Coastal Peoples Gallery going to this cause.

We welcome you to join us at this event to help raise funds for the Canadian Red Cross in support of their efforts in Japan.

We hope to see you there.

 

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