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February 27, 2012

Burke Museum Hosts a Special Day with Coast Salish Artists

Sunday, February 5, 2012, 10 am – 3:00 pm
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

Seattle –Come to the Burke and learn about contemporary 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. This event is included with museum admission and is free for Burke members.

Activities schedule:

10:30 am: Talk with Qwalsius Shaun Peterson, Tulalip/Puyallup (carving, printmaking, multi-media)

11:30 am: Talk with Jason Gobin, Tulalip (carving, printmaking, multi-media)

12:30 pm: Talk with Malynn Foster, Squaxin Island (weaving, carving, printmaking, multi-media)

1:30 pm: Talk with Darlene Peters, Port Gamble S'Klallam (basketry and weaving)

2:30 pm: 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 traditional Salish/Ravenstail weaving on her mother loom 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.

Additional images available, contact burkepr@uw.edu

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The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursdays. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Prorated parking fees are $15 and partially refundable upon exit if paid in cash. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org. The Burke Museum is an American Association of Museums accredited museum. 

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Image: North and South. By Qwalsius Shaun Peterson, 2011.