Artbeat – Arts & Culture from the Edge – May 28, 2021
My Happy Green Place’ by Jeanette Wilding a local Cree Native Artist

Call For Entry: Local First Nations and Metis Artists for June 1

In honour of our upcoming  guest artist, David Wilson Sookinakin, The Lumby Village Gallery is putting out a call for entry for local First Nations and Metis artists from all age groups. This is an opportunity to show a diverse range of artwork and craft from our own community, and to express yourself in your own unique way.

If you have a piece of artwork that you would like to share in the show, please come into the Monashee Art Gallery on or before May 31st and fill out the applicable forms.

Memberships may be renewed/obtained at time of delivery. MAC will need the following information for each piece of work:

Title, Medium, Size, Price (if selling), Description (how, why, when or where), Name of Artist.

(Please note that the Monashee Arts Council will receive 30% commission on any art sold during this show.)

Don’t miss out on the last days

There’s still time to join MAC as local artists of all ages and disciplines to share over 30 pieces of nature themed art in our May show “Nurturing a love for Nature”  running from Monday May 3 to Saturday May 29, 2021 in honor of Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman as he celebrates his 91st  birthday.

Enter MAC’s raffle  for a chance to win one of your own signed Bateman prints, or a Bateman art book.  Cost of tickets $2 each or 3 for $5.  Draw date May 29, 2021.

The Monashee Arts Council and Village Gallery are open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm at 1975 Vernon Street (Highway 6) Lumby.

Check out our next show!

“Pictograph Reflections” with artist David Wilson Sookinakin

David Wilson Sookinakin is a renowned First Nations artist from the Okanagan Nation. As a child, David looked for his own Nation’s art forms, but could only find a few pictographs. After discovering a book of local pictographs in the public library, he studied it extensively and went on to develop his own style of art from this.  “I create First Nations Art using ancient pictographs of my Ancestors to create a contemporary and new First Nations Art Form.” His expressive paintings are created on large canvases measuring 4 – 5 feet. Other mediums include drums and printmaking.

David expanded his skills and knowledge studying at the West Coast with Haida and Salish artists. He has become an accomplished artist who has added strength and vibrancy to the collective voice of First Nations artists. His accomplishments include being the winner of the 2012 BC Achievement Awards in Aboriginal Art. His famous work can be found in public art collections such as UBC Okanagan Campus and the Kelowna Airport.

With an ever-evolving creative path, David’s latest projects include a children’s publication, and creating new pictographs for his language. In the future, he would like to create a mural of picto-tiles for schools.

This show will run from June 1st to 30th.

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