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One of life’s most rewarding experiences is collecting fine art, and sometimes it’s best to take a little more time to make these acquisitions with ease. We understand and want to do everything possible to make collecting your next artwork more comfortable. At Coastal Peoples Gallery, we offer an interest-free layaway program and offer flexible terms which can be customized to your individual needs.
Alano, a Tahltan artist belonging to the Raven clan, has been immersed in Northwest Coast Native art from a very young age. At 13, Alano received a sculpture award from the School Board of Victoria. From there, his talent grew into a professional career under the tutelage of his cousin, Terrance Campbell, an accomplished jeweler and carver. In 2002 Alano attended a prominent jewlry-making school in Arizona under the instruction of Rick Charlie.
Consequent to completing this course, he began working wtih northern and southern descent artists, such as Jay Simeon, Marcel Russ, Philip Gray, Cory Bulpitt, Beau Dick, Mark Preston and Dempsey Bob, a leading contributor of knowledge and education to the next generation of artists from the Tahltan Nation. Bob collaborated on various projects with the artists, who in turn greatly inspired him to revisit the pursuit of his own artwork.
Currently, Alano has accomplished jewelry carver Rick Adkins instructing him on refining his designing skills. Alano continues to grow as an artist and to challenge his abilites. This has certainly progressed his artwork to another level among his peers. His pursuit of original paintings has led him to create graphics and works in the contemporary medium of glass.
The Beaver appears in Northwest mythology and is a family crest in many regions throughout the Northwest Coast. According to legend, the first Beaver was a woman, whose husband frequently went on long hunting and fishing trips. In his absence, his lonely wife took solace swimming, enlarging her pond with a dam and building her own water dwelling. Eventually, she transformed into a Beaver and their children were Beaver People, founding the Beaver lineage.
In mythology, they are often associated with the powerful undersea supernatural beings and the magic Giant Beaver can cause natural disaster with one slap of its wide, strong tail. Characterisically, the Beaver is known to keep to himself and cares little for the activities of the humans, except when they are directly affected. Thus, they often give wise advice so it is important to listen when they do decide to speak.