On April 27th of 2015, Lattimer Gallery hosted a Yelp event after hours. Between 6pm and 8pm, Vancouver Yelpers were invited to browse our beautiful art collection while enjoying Nk'Mip 2012 Merlot and charcuterie provided by Quince Catering.
Established in Osoyoos in 2002, Nk'Mip (in-KA-meep) is North America’s first Aboriginal winery. The winery is a partnership between the Osoyoos Native Band and Constellation Brands Canada. The winery’s mandate is to produce award winning wines made from grapes grown on indigenous native soils. The Inkameep vineyard planted in 1968, produces some of the most prized grapes and further produces some of the most prized wines in the Okanagan Valley.
This invite-only Yelp event was run in celebration of and conjunction with Lattimer Gallery's current jewellery exhibition, Sharifah Marsden - Miigwetch. Lattimer Gallery has been carrying the jewellery and paintings of Sharifah Marsden for six years.
Sharifah is an Anishinaabe artist from the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation in Ontario who has been living in Vancouver for the past fifteen years, and she strives to fuse her cultural roots with Northwest Coast forms. As her first solo show, Sharifah Marsden - Miigwetch features jewellery pieces created over the past two years during the artist’s studies at the Vancouver Metal Arts School. The word 'miigwetch' means 'thank you' in the Ojibwe language. Under the instruction of European goldsmith Gerold Mueller, Sharifah has learned hollow form jewellery design and stone-setting, processes she has added to her existing arsenal of hand-engraving techniques.
Thank you to all who came out to our event. And thank you to Quince and Nk'Mip for contributing and making this such a successful night!