FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2019
ARTS WHISTLER CELEBRATES LÍL̓WAT ARTS AND CULTURE WITH NEW EXHIBITION
Pala7míntwal̓ i ucwalmícwa múta7 ti tmicw: The Land and People Are One
will run from May 15-26, 2019 at the Maury Young Arts Centre
WHISTLER, BC – Arts Whistler is proud to deliver arts and culture on the beautiful traditional territory and unceded land of the Líl̓wat and Squamish Nations. This month we’re shining a spotlight on the beautiful work of Líl̓wat artists and we invite everyone to explore their work at the Maury Young Arts Centre.
“We are thrilled to be working with Lois Joseph and the Líl̓wat Nation to present The Land and People are One,” said Arts Whistler Executive Director, Mo Douglas. “The Líl̓wat Nation is the Indigenous community nearest to Whistler and this is an excellent opportunity to get to know our neighbours better by experiencing and sharing arts and culture.”
Celebrating the creative talents of the Líl̓wat Nation, the exhibition will showcase contemporary Líl̓wat artists, carvers and artisans, including carvers Jonathan Joe and Ashley Joseph, weaver Vera Edmonds, painters Rick Nelson and Levi Nelson, and traditional regalia maker Lois Joseph. The exhibition also features captivating photos from the Líl̓wat community’s cultural celebrations including the Líl̓wat Nation Rodeo, powwows and other cultural gatherings, many by Pemberton photographer Simon Bedford.
All are invited to the exhibition’s opening reception on May 16, 2019. The evening will include official welcome songs from Líl̓wat leaders, delicious Indigenous-inspired appies courtesy of the Squamish Líl̓wat Cultural Centre, and a chance to meet some of the artists.
The exhibition runs from May 15-26, 2019.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 6:30 to 8:30pm | Free Admission | Maury Young Arts Centre
About Arts Whistler:
Arts Whistler is passionate about Whistler, about arts, and about making arts and culture an integral part of day-to-day life. Operating out of the Maury Young Arts Centre in the heart of Whistler Village, Arts Whistler runs a variety of creative classes, showcases an exciting lineup of live shows for Arts Whistler Live! and hosts year-round free-admission exhibits in The Gallery to support local artists and their craft. Annual events include the Whistler Children’s Festival, Whistler Street Entertainment, Arts Whistler Holiday Market, We Heart Local Art and Art on the Lake. Arts Whistler creates bold, inspiring and engaging experiences and supports an arts and culture sector in Whistler that’s welcoming, accessible and collaborative.
Laura Walker, Communications Specialist