Edge Exhibit Gallery Opening
The Edge Exhibit honours the traditional and contemporary art forms of coastal carving communities.
Thursday, September 8th
7:00PM - 9:00PM


Carving on the Edge Festival


Carving on the Edge Festival



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Opening Protocol & Prayer by Levi Martin

Welcome to the Traditional Territory by Youth from Wickaninnish Community School

Welcome by Christine Germano, Ivy Cargill-Martin & Ilia Poichuk 

Introduction of CEF Board, Staff and Thank Our Sponsors

Featuring Singing Performance 

Elder Grace George and the Wickaninnish Community School Students

Featuring Dance Performance 

Amos Family Women Dance Group 

Artist Introductions - Carvers and Weavers Present

Youth Stories - Students share their stories from the "Through Our Eyes" Project


Film Screenings - Carver to Carver - A series of Films by Claudia Medina
(looping in the film room)
Gordon Dick in conversation with Marika Swan

1) Art, Healing and Tradition (20 min)

2) Creating Balance, Art Within Community (20 min)

3) The Ceremony of Daily Life (20 min)

4) Gordon Dick in conversation with Kelly Robinson (55 min)

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Carving on the Edge Festival

The EDGE Art Exhibit is a showcase of carved and weaved works from all corners of our art community. Discover the relationship between the carver, the weaver and the coast as you explore the vast variety of art styles from traditional to contemporary, innovative to whimsical, art of all levels. This year’s exhibit will feature Through Our Eyes, a youth photo and writing project, and artist-led tours.

The Opening Night will feature special performances by the local Amos Family Women’s Dance Group and youth singers from the Wickaninnish Community School led by Elder Grace George.



The Shore Pier (368 Main Street)


7:00PM - 9:00PM




Carving on the Edge Festival

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