This year’s festival explored the embodied traditions of west coast carving, carried in the lives of individuals and communities. The featured programming, Evening on the Water, looked at carving arts in a variety of expressions. The week began with “Master Series: An Evening with Joe David.” Considered to be one of the most respected artists of the northwest coast, Tla-o-qui-aht artist Joe David presented on his career and works. Additional presentations included: Nuu-chah-nulth Artists 1900 – 1950 by Ron Hamilton; Traditions of Norwegian Viking Wood Carving with Christen Dokk Smith; ‘Return of the Weeping Cedar Woman’ with carver Godfrey Stephens.
Carving demonstrations ran throughout the festival, including a family day in the Tofino Village Green and a carving exhibition with a market and demos from feature carvers. Joe Martin and Carl Martin facilitated workshops on the Nuu-chah-nulth canoe and paddle, respectively.
Please fill out the form below. We will be reaching out prior to the event with links and information required to attend.