Cedar: Tree of Life

September 15th – 25th, 2011

2011 Carving on the Edge Festival

This year’s festival focused on workshops and art shows in two communities, Ucluelet and Tofino.  The First Nations Art Show, “Cedar: Tree of Life,” was hosted at Ucluelet’s Wya Welcome Centre where workshops and storytelling took place with master carvers including totem building with Calvin Hunt and George Hunt Jr. On location in Tofino, Joe Martin and Carl Martin hosted a 10-day workshop, “Passing on Traditional Knowledge,” to teach canoe building.

The Wya Welcome Centre also hosted the Carving Workshops: Design, Tools, Storytelling. This year’s festival introduced the Carving Map, a feature guide of all carvings throughout the Esowista peninsula, from the tip of Tofino to the lighthouse in Ucluelet. 

Carving on the Edge Art Show featured contemporary carvings at the Shore gallery space in Tofino.

Festival at a Glance

Festival Poster

Credit: Schramm Design

Locations
Wya Welcome Centre, Shore Tofino, Wickaninnish Inn, Black Rock Resort,
Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, House of Himwitsa.
# of Artists
32
# of Exhibiting Artists
24
# of Workshops
5
# of Volunteers
12
# of Community Partners
15

Gallery

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