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Learn about Coast Salish art from artists at the Burke Museum, Seattle

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Jan. 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm with No Comments »
January 30, 2012 12:32 pm
Qwalsius Shaun Peterson, "North and South." Courtesy image.

This Sunday visitors to the Burke Museum of Natural History in Seattle can watch and learn about contemporary Coast Salish art from practising artists. Included are demonstrations and talks about weaving, carving, printmaking, multi-media and more.

Here’s the schedule:

10:30 am: Talk with Qwalsius Shaun Peterson, Tulalip/Puyallup (carving, printmaking, multi-media)

11:30 am: Talk with Jason Gobin, Tulalip (carving, printmaking, multi-media)

12:30 pm: Talk with Malynn Foster, Squaxin Island (weaving, carving, printmaking, multi-media)

1:30 pm: Talk with Darlene Peters, Port Gamble S’Klallam (basketry and weaving)

2:30 pm: Panel discussion with the artists on contemporary Coast Salish art moderated by Robin K. Wright, Curator of Native American Art.

10am – 3pm: Artists Ed Carriere and Darlene Peters will demonstrate their weaving arts. Darlene is a S’Klallam elder, weaver and teacher, she will demonstrate traditional Salish/Ravenstail weaving on her mother loom and will have a smaller loom for visitors to try themselves. Ed Carriere is a Suquamish elder, he will work on a coiled “life-story” basket with overlapping layers of cedar root, horse tail root, and bear grass.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 5. $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Burke Museum, University of Washington campus, NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE, Seattle. 206-543-5590, www.burkemuseum.org


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