May 28, 2011

2011 Annual YVR Art Foundation Scholarship Reception

On May 27th, Peter Lattimer attended the 2011 YVR Art Foundation Scholarship Reception. More accurately, he was the MC for part of the event and introduced the young, talented award recipients.
The YVR Art Foundation sponsors an annual scholarship program which provides First Nations students with the financial means and the opportunity to work with an established artist to hone their skills within the visual arts. At the end of their term, their final project is exhibited at the YVR for one year.
Congratulations to Cherish Alexander (Tsimshian), James Harry (Squamish), Bryan Joe (Cowichan), Cody Lecoy (Penticton / Esquimalt) and J. Hjalmer Wenstob (Tla-o-qui-aht).
Above is an image of Cody Lecoy with one of his pieces. Cody plans to develop his own personal style within Northwest Coast design by fusing traditional landscape painting with portraiture, while being mentored by Lawrence Paul Yukweluptun.

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