Celebrating First Nations art and culture at RCA

Rotary Centre for the Arts hosts its first building-wide exhibition featuring First Nations arts and culture.

Painting by Tyrone Whitehawk

Painting by Tyrone Whitehawk

The Rotary Centre for the Arts will host its first ever building-wide exhibition celebrating First Nations Arts & Culture, featuring First Nation artists who currently reside in the Okanagan.

Though they are indigenous to the Okanagan these artists are brought together by their commitment to their own cultural heritage and their excellence as visual artists.

The exhibition will run from Sept. 2 to 30 and will be free to the public between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.

The artists represented in the show are:

Dr. Michelle Jack, Okanagan from the communities of (Sn Pint’ktn) in Penticton and Omak, WA.

Sheldon Louis, a member of the Syilx Nation

Barb Dawson, Taku River Tinglit from the Yukon

Cori Derickson, Suqinakin-Syilx

Dennis J. Weber, Metis from Saskatchewan

Louise Lambert, European and Algonquin decent

Tyrone Whitehawk, Cote First Nations from Saskatchewan

Hand drum

Csetkwe Fortier, Syilx (Okanagan) and Scewepmec (Shuswap) Nations, and

An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. with a special performance by Cori Derickson.

Please join in at the atrium at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave.

For more information contact Shannon Lester at 250-717-5304 or info@rotarycentreforthearts.com.


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