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A Totem Pole History: the Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire

Wed., Dec. 4, 2013 | 7 – 9 pm

$5 at the door. Free to Burke Museum members and UW staff/students.

Join Editor Gregory Fields, Coast Salish carver Felix Soloman (Lummi/Haida), and pigment and paint specialist, Melonie Ancheta, for a richly illustrated discussion of the life and influence of Joseph Hillaire who is recognized as one of the great Coast Salish artists, carvers, and tradition-bearers of the twentieth century. 

Prof. Fields will introduce the book, "A Totem Pole History: the Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire," along with the songs and stories recorded by Hillaire and his daughter, Pauline. Contemporary carver Felix Solomon, noted for his work in the revitalization and perpetuation of Coast Salish Lummi carving, will also present.

A Totem Pole History: the Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire
The book includes chapters by Felix Soloman, Bill Holm,  Barbara Brotherton, Skokomish artist and scholar CHiXapkaid Michael Pavel,  Melonie Ancheta,  and others. In addition to the book, a media companion (a DVD and two audio CDs) titled “Coast Salish Totem Poles” will be available and includes Lummi stories, songs, and an illustrated presentation of Pauline Hillaire interpreting several of her father's major totem poles.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. $5 at the door. Free to Burke Museum members and UW students/staff. 

Joe Hillaire
Pictured is Joseph Hillaire.
Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, 1961.

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