PAINT: THE PAINTED WORKS OF LYLE WILSON continues at the Maple Ridge Art Gallery until July 28
Hear Haisla Lyle Wilson speak on June 30, and enter to win an original Lyle Wilson silver brooch!
Come out to the Maple Ridge Art Gallery on Saturday June 30, and you’ll not only get to see his exhibition `Paint’ – you’ll also have the opportunity to hear Lyle talk about his work, his Haisla ancestry and how it has impacted on stories behind the 40 artworks in this exhibition. As if this wasn’t enough to bring fans of First Nations art out to the show, there’s even a chance to win an original Lyle Wilson silver brooch, donated by the artist himself! The talk begins at 11:30 and tickets are available until 12:00 noon on the day. The draw will take place at approximately 12:30 pm.
Artist: Lyle Wilson (Haisla)
(retail value $800)
sterling silver – actual size 1 ½ diameter
Other details of the raffle are available at http://www.theactmapleridge.org/Lyle-Wilson-raffle
Tickets for the raffle are available at the Maple Ridge Art Gallery which is normally open from 11am to 4pm from Tuesday through Saturday.
Acrylic on rag matboard, 17 x 11 ½ inches
Collection of the artist
Photo: Jenn Walton
The Lyle Wilson catalogue/book Paint: The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson, as well as T-shirts and posters (including the image ‘Halibut’ as above) are also available in the Gallery Shop.
Lyle Wilson (born 1955) is an artist of Haisla ancestry based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He works in the mediums of wood, metal and paint in a personal style that frequently incorporates traditional Haisla forms and narrative themes. He is considered a leading Northwest Coast aboriginal artist with works in the
collections of the Royal BC Museum, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Art Gallery and Vancouver International Airport, as well as numerous private collections. His artwork, research and writing are featured in a number of publications, notably The Transforming Image: Painted Arts of Northwest Coast First Nations (McLennan/Duffek, 2000); The Totem Pole: An Intercultural History (Jonaitis/Glass, 2010); and Spirit Faces: Contemporary Masks of the Northwest Coast (Wyatt, 1994) and Mythic Beings (Wyatt, 2003)
The Maple Ridge Art Gallery is located within The ACT Arts Centre and Theatre at 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC. It is normally open from Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm.
For further information please call 604-476-4240 or 604-476-4241.