My Family III

šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Richard Hunt Kwakwaka’wakw Facebook Link Twitter From the left, the design features a bear holding a baby bear. Bear is used in the dance of the Animal Kingdom and Mother bear is dancing with her baby. The bottom is the Sisiutl, or two-headed serpent. Sisiutl was … Read more

Faces

šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Studio 101 Eastside Arts Society Link Facebook Instagram Twitter Studio 101 is an Eastside Arts Society program dedicated to supporting diverse and engaging artistic experiences for Vancouver’s Eastside youth. Many Eastside schools have limited exposure to professional artists and arts experiences beyond the classroom. Studio 101 … Read more

Looking Back

šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Jerry Whitehead Cree Facebook Instagram Twitter As we look back at our lives, childhood was a memorable time, being allowed to play with other children freely at our gatherings. Guided by our elders and ancestors spiritually to where we are now and beyond. Whether we are … Read more

Beauty That is Brave

šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Rashmi Tyagi South Asian Link Instagram Beauty that is brave symbolizes the triumph of sisterhood, and celebrates the indomitable strength of being a woman. The female figures in the artwork are mirror reflections of each other, emphasizing that self discovery is possible when we choose to … Read more

The Spirit Child

šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery The Spirit Child Odera Igbokwe Ethnicity Instagram Twitter The spirit child is the purest version of ourselves. They represent the inner child that roams freely between the physical and spiritual realm. They freely jump from the precipice to start new journeys, knowing they are protected by … Read more

Dragon Sea

šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Dragon Sea Kristina Luu Vietnamese Canadian Link Instagram Twitter Ha Long Bay, also known as Vịnh Hạ Long, is a world UNESCO site and one of the many natural marvels of Vietnam. The name translates to “Dragon Landing Bay”. Local legend says that a dragon descended … Read more

grounded

šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery grounded Damian John Tl’azt’en Link Inspired by the question of the wholeness, this piece uses the idea of the warrior and tries to imagine it from its most whole, its most healthy place. In that place there is a sense of the ground, of being connected … Read more

Talking to the Moon

šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Talking to the Moon Jade Hanuse / Anuximana Nuxalk, Kwakwaka’wakw, and Wuikinuxv Facebook Instagram I created this piece because I often find myself having conversations with the moon.  To be a balanced functioning society, we follow the phases of the moon to know when to hunt … Read more