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September 2017

Edge Art Show – Opening Night – Thursday, September 7th, 2017

September 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

On Opening Night we open the doors to the annual Edge Art Show and this year's featured new work. The Edge Art Show is an eclectic showcase of carved work from all corners of our coastal creative community. Arrive on time to receive a Tla-o-qui-aht Welcome led by local elder and beach-keeper Barney Williams. We will be unveiling a new photography installation by Melody Charlie, First Nations Photographer. We will also be Live Printing on-site with new work by Ivy Cargill-Martin, Tania Willard, Marianne Nicholson, and Marika Swan.…

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Coastal Trade Routes – Artist Talks with Marianne Nicholson and Nicholas Galanin – Friday, September 8th, 2017

September 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Our Friday Night program Coastal Trade Routes honours the vast community networks that connect our stories up and down the west coast. Through the refinement and mastery of our dug-out canoes, coastal people's cultivated nation to nation relationships that wove our bloodlines together generation after generation. This evening we welcome two powerhouse artists from the northern coastline to share some insight into their work and world views. Opening Presentation: Nicholas Galanin (Yeil Ya-Tseen) will be sharing a slideshow of his creative art practice: “I…

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The Journey of Objects – Moderated Artist Panel – Saturday, September 9th, 2017

September 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Journey of Objects - Moderated Artist Panel  Thousands of carvings created from the flesh of this land have travelled the world carrying the story of this place with them. Cultural items such as headdresses, masks, totem poles, clubs, boxes, bowls, and rattles from our region are spread out through museums and private collections around the world. Some of these objects were utilized and cared for by coastal peoples for generations before being traded out of our communities. Others were created to satisfy…

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September 2018

2018 Carving on the Edge Festival

September 6, 2018 - September 9, 2018
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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The Carving on the Edge Festival celebrates traditional and contemporary carving arts with something for everyone from lovers of arts & culture to carvers of all skill levels. Full event details and schedule will be finalized in August, 2018. Subscribe to our newsletter to get updates on evening talks, workshops and all events.

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