February 13, 2010

Olympic Artist Demonstrations

Northern Tutchone artist Richard Shorty and Tsimshian/Cree artist Phil Gray will be working at Lattimer Gallery during the Olympics. Richard will be painting at the gallery from Feb 12-Feb 17 and Phil will be carving a mask from Feb 19-Feb 28. This is a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to see two established artists in action!

Richard has been painting for over twenty years and is well-known in BC for his limited edition prints and originals. Born in Whitehorse, Richard has lived in Vancouver for much of his adult life.

Phil is a young and extremely talented painter, jeweller, print-maker, and wood-carver. Phil was recently included in two major exhibitions. The first was the 'Challenging Traditions' exhibition at Ontario's McMichael Gallery, a show that was dedicated to exploring innovative and experimental works from the Northwest Coast. The second was 'Continuum: Vision and Creativity on the Northwest Coast' at Vancouver's Bill Reid Gallery, which highlighted 23 established Aboriginal artists from BC, Washington State and Alaska.

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