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Coast Salish Art and Artists

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Sat., Apr. 6, 2013 | 10 am – 3 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members

Join the Burke Museum for a special day about Coast Salish art. Explore the incredible artwork of local Native American artists, who are experts in mediums such as weaving, sculpture, print-making, carving, and more. Talk with practicing Coast Salish artists and watch demonstrations of their work. Attend film screenings throughout the day in the Burke Room, and try your hand at a communal weaving piece on a large loom.

Art demonstrations include:

  • Coast Salish weaving on tabletop and upright frame looms
  • Cedar bark basketry weaving
  • Hand spinning yarn with a spindle whorl
  • Acrylic on paper pieces
  • Film screenings of Teachings of the Tree People: The Work of Bruce Miller and Killer Whale and Crocodile

Participating artists include Bill and Fran James, Heather Johnson-Jock, lessLIE, Luke Marston, Danielle Morsette, and Karen Reed.  

Coast Salish Art programs are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and 4Culture.

Reflecting Mountains.
By Danielle Morsette.
Gifts of the Forest, by Heather Johnson-Jock.
Photo by Harry von Stark .