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September 2017

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

September 7, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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On Opening Night we launch the annual Edge Art Show and this year's featured new work. Arrive on time to receive a Tla-o-qui-aht Welcome led by local elder and beach-keeper Barney Williams. The Edge Art Show is an eclectic showcase of carved work from all corners of our coastal creative community. Many of our participating artists will be in attendance. We will be Live Printing on-site with new work by Ivy Cargill-Martin, Tania Willard, Marianne Nicholson, and Marika Swan. You will witness the thrill…

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

September 8, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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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:…

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

September 9, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
Free

Intro We will begin the evening with an Artist Talk with Melody Charlie, Ahousaht on her Indigenous Resilience photography installation: Through the lens of Melody Charlie, we are invited into the intimate world of close knit communities that are building resiliency through a resurgence of spirituality and traditional practices. Melody's candid shots of the day to day life of coastal Indigenous Peoples, remind us about what connects us all. Artist and Culture Keeper Roundtable Artists and culture keepers will share the…

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September 2018

Opening Night – Thursday, September 6th, 2018

September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Festival Opening Night  - Unveiled: The ƛaʔuukʷiatḥ Mural Project & The Edge Art Show    7pm Doors / 7:30pm Start Opening Night will begin with a Tla-o-qui-aht Welcome led by local elder and beach-keeper Barney Williams with songs from the Kliith Pitaap Taa Qumths Men’s Group. The ƛaʔuukʷiatḥ Mural Project will be unveiled, exploring our ancestral relationships with earth, wind, fire and water. This community engaged arts project is led by local cultural educator Gisele Martin and visiting muralist Fanny Aishaa. A…

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Totems and Tributaries – Evening Presentation with Featured Artists & Guests – Saturday, September 8th, 2018

September 8, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Totems and Tributaries - Evening Presentation with Featured Artists & Guests 7pm Doors / 7:30pm Start With our festival theme this year, Totems & Tributaries, we explore how individuals and communities can express identity, values, and political presence on the landscape through the visual language of the traditional and contemporary carving arts. Gitwilgyoots Totem Pole Raising, Lelu Island - Film Screening (3:23 min) - After 2 years fighting to protect the Skeena Estuary and wild salmon from an LNG terminal sited…

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Film Screening – Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick – Sunday, September 9th, 2018

September 9, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Shore, 368 Main Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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Film Screening of “Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick.” There will be an opportunity to stick around after the film for a Q &A session hosted by Beau Dick’s daughter Linnea Dick.   7pm Doors / 7:30pm Start Maker of Monsters gives an intimate look into the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Beau Dick worked within an ancient tradition and rose to the ranks of international success within the white cube world of contemporary art…

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