THIS SAT 16th & SUN 17th 10am – 4pm at The Waap Galtsa'p--Longhouse, Northwest Community College, Terrace, BCIf you love Native Art, then this event is not to be missed! Everyone Welcome!
The students at Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art are having their year end exhibit. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10 am to 4pm on Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th.
The exhibit will showcase the work of some of the finest up coming artists in the region. Works include carvings and paintings, from masks and paddles to intricate framed designs.
The Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art brings all nations together in the pursuit of higher education, and sets new standards for aspiring artists. It is the only School of its kind in Canada, focusing on traditional First Nations Pacific Northwest Coast art.
The School offers the First Nations Fine Arts program, instructed and mentored by world-renowned artists:
Stan Bevan (Tahltan/Tlingit/Tsimshian),
Ken McNeil (Tahltan/Tlingit/Nisga'a).
The school's newest teacher is Dean Heron.
Dean Heron is Kaska/Tlingit and member of the Wolf Clan from Teslin, Yukon. Dean has had many significant projects, including work at Kitselas and at the longhouse at NWCC.
Dean started teaching at Freda Diesing School in the fall of 2010 and is an alumni of the school.
Visiting artists, dignitaries and cultural advocates enhance the learning environment with their knowledge, wisdom and experience.
For more details via Facebook search for the event “Freda Diesing School Year End Exhibit”
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Visit Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art from the NWCC website below.
This is a photo of myself pounding a piece of deer hide in order to prepare it for a drum. My ancestry is Ojibway.
This is a photo of Tsimshian artist Robert Moses White. Robert commends the teachers and atmosphere at Freda Diesing School as helping him to hone his skills.
This is a photo of Haisla artist Nathan Wilson.
This is a photo of Nisga'a artist Carmen Rhoads holding a paddle that she completed as a class project.