Saturday, December 18, 2010
Posted by G Dick at 4:13 PM
Date: Sunday December 19, 2009
Time: 11 to 5:30pm
7133 Pacific Rim Highway
Ray Sim – Salish Carver
Dorothy Jarvis – Tsimshian Painter
Erich Glendale - Kwakwaka’ wakw carver
Ahtsik Gallery Artist/Owner: Gordon Dick - Nuu-chah-nulth Artist
Come and see artists create their art in house. Observe wood carving, painting and jewelry making. Traditional singing will also be performed by local singer Aaron Watts. Enter a draw to win a Gift Certificate for Ahtsik Native Art Gallery.
· Gordon Dick feels fortunate to be able to practice his cultural art because his ancestors held onto their identity. Gordon carves jewelry and wood. Presently, he enjoys carving large pieces and structural art for homes and buildings.
· Ray Sim is a Salish artist who has lived in Port Alberni for 40 years and has been adopted by a Nuu-chah-nulth family. He has taught art at various local schools.
· Erich started carving in 1990. He carves in yellow and red cedar. He carves rattles, sculptures, bowls, talking sticks and started carving jewelry in 2006.
· Dorothy Jarvis is a local painter who has reconnected with her Tsimshian roots. “I am deeply moved by scenes of Aboriginal life and the spirits of the great totem poles.” She continues to explore her ancestral lands through painting.
Gordon Dick, Artist/Owner has succeeded in his dream of building and owning an art gallery to promote local First Nations artists. He encourages locals and visitors to come into the e eHegallery, see artists at work, view the art, do some holiday shopping and enjoy refreshments. Ahtsik Gallery is located at 7133 Pacific Rim Highway, Port Alberni.
Ahtsik Native Art Gallery has extended shopping hours up to Christmas from 10:30am to 6pm every day and closing at 4pm on December 24th. We are Closed Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years day. Regular Hours are 10:30 to 5pm Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun.
For more information, contact Gordon Dick at 250-723-3425 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by G Dick at 3:46 PM
Friday, October 8, 2010
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Read this news article in the Vancouver sun about the art scene in Port Alberni which covers Ahtsik Native Art Gallery.Inside Port Alberni: excerpt: On the way out of town, heading west toward Tofino, look out for Gordon Dick's new Ahtsik Native Art Gallery. It carries the work of many renowned Nuu-chah-nulth artists, such as Patrick Amos and Tim Paul, as well as Gordon Dick's own work. Dick is a young but already very accomplished carver --
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/Inside+Port+Alberni/3031755/story.html#ixzz0oIuKwXg6
Posted by G Dick at 10:39 AM