Join us for an afternoon of Two-Spirit conversations exploring the history of the Two-Spirit tradition(s) followed by a panel discussion of distinguished Two-Spirit performers exploring the intersection of Two-Spirit identify, performance, politics and community organizing.
War Paint: Drag Queens Prepare For Battle
The Brush Arbor Gurlz (BAGz) invite you to join them for a drag workshop.
The BAGz see drag as a way to transcend gender and express themselves politically through their performance art. They will demonstrate their transformation process with makeup, lashes and wigs while discussing Native issues, Two-Spirit identity, performance pieces, inspirations and empowerment by their alter egos.
AMP it UP – Aboriginal and Two-Spirit Media Training
Join us for AMP it UP, a practical, hands-on, media training/workshop to develop, strengthen and support work with media outlets.
Wouldn’t it be great if we had a personal publicist or a PR firm to manage and support our communication and media needs? Media outlets—newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television and Internet-based media/sites are important ways to inform a broad range of people about information, messages, issues, activities and events. Media is also an important tool in moving and shaping public opinion, discussions and conversations when done correctly.
The YVR Art Foundation – Call for Art Scholarship Applications
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The YVR ART FOUNDATION is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from BC and Yukon First Nations artists interested in applying for Youth or Mid-Career Artist Scholarships.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
2017 ART SCHOLARSHIPS
The YVR Art Foundation is now accepting applications for the
2017 Youth Scholarship and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship awards for
BC and Yukon First Nations artists.
Each award is valued at $5,000. Up to seven YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarships and up to two Mid-Career Artist Scholarships will be awarded. Youth Scholarship recipients will be brought to Vancouver for an awards ceremony and their art work will be exhibited at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for one year.
The deadline for applications is Friday, January 27, 2017.
Eligibility and criteria for the two scholarships include:
YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship
Are of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry
Reside in BC or Yukon
Be between the ages of 16 and 26
Are emerging artists who create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations’ culture
Have the goal of becoming a professional artist
Are accepted to study with a mentor or at a formal institution of learning
Commit to attend the Scholarship Award ceremony in Vancouver on May 26, 2017 and the ceremony in recognition of the completed work, one year later, on May 25, 2018
YVR Art Foundation Mid-Career Scholarship
Are of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry
Reside in BC or Yukon
Be age 27 or older
Create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations’ culture
Wish to further their art careers and/or extend their work into a new scale or medium
Have completed basic art training
Have achieved local and/or provincial recognition through public presentation of their artwork
Are accepted to study/work with an master artist; at a formal institution of learning; or on a special project that is of cultural significance to the artist’s community
Are able to submit a portfolio of artwork that demonstrates the artist’s commitment to their practice
Coming Soon: Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks
In case you missed our big news last month, MOA will soon be home to a significant collection of historical and contemporary Indigenous artworks and a new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks. The anonymous donation of more than 200 pieces of Indigenous art, worth an estimated $7 million, is believed to be the largest collection of Northwest Coast First Nations art to return to B.C. in recent decades.
Make Your Own Ceramic Art with MOA’s Artist in Residence
Javier Ramirez, a highly acclaimed ceramic artist from Mexico, is in residence at MOA until December 15. Drop by and visit him as he creates a Tree of Life sculpture for our collection. Or better yet, you can join Javier this Saturday for a rare chance to sculpt your own ceramic creations and have them fired in a dugout, wood-burning kiln on MOA’s grounds. Learn more and get tickets.
Unique Gifts Galore at our Winter Art Market
If you’re searching for thoughtful gifts for friends and family, you’ll find plenty of ideas at our annual Winter Art Market. Our wonderful staff at the MOA Shop have gathered up their favourite seasonal items and stocked up on your favourite gifts, such as this stunning shirt by Nuxalk artist Danika Naccarella, the winner of our t-shirt contest this year. The Winter Art Market runs at the MOA Shop until December 24.
Location: UBC’s Earth Science Building (ESB), Room 2012
Reception before the lecture: ESB Room 4133, 3:30pm
This lecture is open to the public and accessible by a general audience. Prof. Gerda de Vries, from the University of Alberta, is a highly engaging speaker, an internationally recognized mathematician, and a talented quilter.
Tuesday, May 10, 7-9 pm. Free admission. Cash bar.
We invite you to join us for the opening party for our new exhibition, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories.
Vancouver artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, is showcased in this provocative exhibition of works that confront the colonialist suppression of First Nations peoples and the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights to lands, resources and sovereignty. Learn more.
No RSVP required. Opening remarks will be given at 7:15 pm by MOA Director Anthony Shelton and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. A full-colour publication accompanying the exhibition will be available for purchase from the MOA Shop.
Join us this summer for a spectacular trip to Haida Gwaii, in which you will explore the islands from north to south. Exclusively for MOA Members, this truly unique journey takes place from July 17–23, 2016, and will be hosted by our Curator of Education, Dr. Jill Baird.
You’ll encounter living cultural traditions and treasures, unforgettable coastal landscapes, and outstanding artists and knowledge-holders. Haida Gwaii will be shared with you by those who actively work and learn to sustain the rich traditions of the islands.
Would you like to know more? Download the trip itinerary (PDF).
Interesting in booking a space? Call Adventures Abroad at 1.800.665.3998.
Questions? Contact Gwilyn Timmers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next @ MOA
Tues, Mar 8 / Tour: Crocodile Man Exhibition Concept Tour
Thu, Mar 10 / Seminar: The Liminal Life of Collector Adrian Jacobsen
Thu, Mar 24 / Seminar: To Touch or Not To Touch
Sun, Apr 3 / Closing: (In)visible: The Spritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art
Sun, Apr 3 / Talk: A Fire Tiger’s Tale on the Ceremony of Rebellion
You are invited to join Dr. Glen Coulthard, who will read from his critically acclaimed book, Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). Intertextual: Art in Dialogue is an ongoing reading group held across a range of visual art institutions in Vancouver that takes place between January and October 2016.
Dr. Coulthard is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and part of the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at UBC. He has written and published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of Indigenous thought and politics, contemporary political theory and radical social and political thought.
Tuesday, March 8, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC
Inuk woman from the Kivalliq wins national quilting award
Veronica Puskas wins an award for excellence at Quilt Canada’s national juried show
CBC NewsPosted: Jun 26, 2014 5:57 AM CTLast Updated: Jun 26, 2014 12:43 PM CT
Veronica Puskas, who grew up in Nunavut’s Kivalliq region, won the award for Excellence in Work by a first-time exhibitor award at Quilt Canada’s national juried show in St. Catharines, Ont. (Courtesy Veronica Puskas)
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A former resident of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories has been recognized at a national quilt show.
Veronica Puskas, who grew up in Nunavut’s Kivalliq region, won the award for Excellence in Work by a first-time exhibitor award at Quilt Canada’s national juried show in St. Catharines, Ont.
Veronica Puskas’ quilt, called ‘Pillars of Strength,’ is based on a photo of her mother and grandmother at the Meliadine River near Rankin Inlet in 1950. (Canadian Quilters’ Association)
Her quilt, called Pillars of Strength, is based on a photo of her mother and grandmother at the Meliadine River near Rankin Inlet in 1950.
Puskas says the quilt honours her grandmother, but making it also helped her.
“I hope to encourage people that are going through difficult times that through doing some artwork or doing something to make something beautiful is very cathartic,” she says. “It helps you deal with the emotions and the hurt while doing it.”
Puskas says she started working on the project many years ago and then set it aside. In the end, it was truly a labour of love.
Detail from Pillars of Strength. (Canadian Quilters’ Association)
“Mom used to tell us you can do better than that and that’s all I kept hearing.”
Puskas’ quilt was selected out of about 80 entries in her category.
Marilyn Michelin, chair of the event, says Puskas’ skill is remarkable.
“To do people in a picture is just unbelievable,” she says. “The talent that people have for that.”
Puskas now lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
She says she’ll keep using Nunavut and the North as inspiration for future projects.
Nuliavuk by Veronica Puskas was recently displayed at a local exhibit in Ontario. (Yellowknife Quilters’ Guild)
The Peabody Essex Museum has received a $750,000 grant to expand a fellowship program intended to train aspiring Native American museum professionals. The three-year grant, awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will enable the museum to increase the number of fellows it admits annually, extend the program to 12 weeks, and introduce more formal mentoring programs.
“We’re absolutely delighted to be partnering with the Mellon Foundation,” said PEM director Dan Monroe. “It offers an opportunity for more young Native American leaders to significantly strengthen their capabilities to be successful in many cultural arenas — be it in their communities or in the context of their existing institutions, whether it’s an art museum like PEM or another organization.”
First created by the museum six years ago, the Native American Fellowship program is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country. Reserved for students of Native American or native Hawaiian descent, the program provides specific fellowships in curatorial, educational, media, and manuscript processing. Read More…