Haisla Artists exhibit opening, May 10, 2024

Robin Rowland 
Haisla Nation Chief Jasee Sam Robinson speaks at the opening of the Kitimat Museum and Archives Haisla Artists exhibit. (Robin Rowland)

The Kitimat Museum and Archives opened the Haisla Artists Indigenous Art Exhibition with a ceremony at the City Centre Mall in Kitimat on the evening of Friday, May 10, 2024. It is the first group show that features Haisla artists (there have been indvidual shows in the past).

The opening at the mall featured photographs of Haisla artists at work in past years and drumming, singing and dancing from the Haisla Braid Singers & Dancers.

Checking out the photo exhibit at the Haisla Art opening May 10, 2024 (Robin Rowland)
Dawn-Marie Peterzen of Bläckfisk Catering prepares a feast. (Robin Rowland)

The opening featured catering by  Kitimat’s Bläckfisk Catering (Facebook link) and Darcie Grant’s fried bread with syrup.

Museum Executive Director Louise Avery welcomes people to the Haisla Art opening May 10, 2024, (Robin Rowland)
Katherine Johnsen, Museum Chair, speaks at the Haisla Art opening  May 10, 2024 (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Nation Chief Jasee Sam “Sammy” Robinson welcomes guests at the Haisla Art opening,  May 10, 2024 (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Nation Chief Jasee Sam Robinson at the art exhibition opening. (Robin Rowland)
Katherine Johnsen,  Museum Chair. presents a gift to Sam Robinson at the Haisla Art opening May 10, 2024. (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Elder Marilyn Furlan watches the Haisla Art opening May 10, 2024. (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Braid Singers & Dancers. (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Braid Singers & Dancers. (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Braid Singers & Dancers. (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Braid Singers & Dancers. (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Braid Singers & Dancers. (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Braid Singers & Dancers. (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Braid Singers & Dancers. (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Braid Singers & Dancers. (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Braid Singers & Dancers. (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Braid Singers & Dancers speak to museum staff. (Robin Rowland)
A visitor views  paintings by Shoshanna Wilson at the Haisla Art May 10, 2024 (Robin Rowland)

 

Haisla Art opening May 10, 2024,  left to right works by Barry Wilson, Kevin Paul, Kevin Paul and Wilfred Wilson.(Robin Rowland)

 

The Frog by Dustin Gaucher. (Robin Rowland)
“Unboxing our History,” a quilt by Joe Starr documents the history of how residential schools came to Cimo’ca (Kitimat)  (Robin Rowland)
Transition Savour Fin by Paul Windsor represents a Killer Whale fin. (Robin Rowland)
Haisla Art opening May 10, 2024. Mask by Mike Robinson .(Robin Rowland)
Haisla Art opening May 10, 2024. Mask by Mike Robinson.(Robin Rowland)
Haisla Art opening May 10, 2024. Works by Cheryl Grant and Candice Wilson.  (Robin Rowland)

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