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Coast Salish Artists

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Sun., Feb. 5, 2012 | 10 am – 3 pm

Come to the Burke and learn about Coast Salish art from practicing artists. Demonstrations of basket and loom weaving by Ed Carriere and Darlene Peters, as well as talks and a panel discussion scheduled throughout the day. Participating artists include Ed Carriere, Darlene Peters, Qwalsius Shaun Peterson, Jason Gobin, and Malynn Foster.  

10:30 am: A talk with Qwalsius Shaun Peterson, Tulalip/Puyallup (carving, printmaking, multi-media)
11:30 am: A talk with Jason Gobin, Tulalip (carving, printmaking, multi-media)
12:30 pm: A talk with Malynn Foster, Squaxin Island (weaving, carving, printmaking, multi-media)
1:30 pm: A talk with Darlene Peters, Port Gamble S'Klallam (basketry and weaving)
2:30 pm: A panel discussion with the artists on contemporary Coast Salish art moderated by Robin K. Wright, Curator of Native American Art.

10am – 3pm: Artist Ed Carriere and Darlene Peters will demonstrate their weaving arts. Darlene is a S'Klallam elder, weaver and teacher, she will demonstrate Salish fiber art which includes samples of fiber and cedar bark weaving, and will have a smaller loom for visitors to try themselves. Ed Carriere is a Suquamish elder, he will work on a coiled basket he calls his “life story” basket because of its imagery of hunting and fishing over his life time. The imagery is imbricated with overlapping layers of cedar root, horse tail root, and bear glass.

Event included with museum admission; free for Burke members.