Coast Salish Art
Ovoids Aren’t Everywhere: Coast Salish Art and Aesthetics
Thursday August 8, 2024, 6:30pm
Offered by Lopez Island Historical Society
By donation at the door: Adult $10.00
Coast Salish art has its own aesthetic that has been overshadowed by the well-known black, red, and white formline designs of the northern Northwest Coast. Join us to learn about the many variations in regional styles on the Northwest Coast and witness the breath of aesthetic choices that artists made in past times through to today. We will take a close look at the flourishing of contemporary Coast Salish art throughout the Salish Sea and particularly some of the dramatic new installations of Salish public art in our region.

Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse is associate professor of art history at the University of Washington, curator of Northwest Native art and director of the Bill Holm Center at the Burke Museum. With Aldona Jonaitis she edited Unsettling Native Art Histories on the Northwest Coast (UW Press, 2020). As curator, she collaborates with First Nations communities and artists to identify research priorities and to activate the Burke Museum’s holdings in ways that are responsive to cultural revitalization efforts.