TIMBERWEST PHOTO (www.timberwest.com/2018/07/) Art by Fort Rupert Artist David Jacobson, who will be among the artists featured in the 2018 First Nation Cultural Art Showcase program at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria.

Fort Rupert artists featured in Royal BC Museum showcase

Dave and Johnathan Jacobson are featured artists in First Nation Cultural Art Showcase

Two brothers from Fort Rupert are among the artists featured in the 2018 First Nation Cultural Art Showcase program. Dave and Johnathan Jacobson from Fort Rupert, are two of the five artists featured in this year’s showcase.

The artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public in an immersive art experience in the outdoor upper plaza of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria for a week and then showcase their artwork at a two-week art show in September.

The other artists selected are Tom Hunt Jr. of Wei-Wai-Kum First Nation in Campbell River, Toni Frank of Shishalh First Nation in Sechelt, and the Good Family from Snuneymux First Nation in Nanaimo.

The First Nation Cultural Art Showcase is sponsored by TimberWest and the BC Royal Museum.

“Congratulations to the artists selected in this year’s program,” says Jeff Zweig, President and CEO of TimberWest via press release. “We were very pleased with the number of applicants and particularly impressed by their talent. It will be our privilege to showcase the selected artists’ work and share it broadly with the public. Through these artists’ original works and witnessing the creative process, we will deepen our appreciation of their cultural perspectives and personal heritage.”

Artist profiles and artwork will also be shared over the summer on TimberWest’s blog and social media channels.

“The Royal BC Museum as a venue for the TimberWest First Nation Cultural Art Showcase allows the public to interact, engage and learn from the artists in a manner that allows for open discussion and reflection,” says Professor Jack Lohman CBE, Royal BC Museum CEO. “During the summer months, the artists will have an opportunity to work next to Master Carvers Tom and Perry LaFortune, brothers and members of the Tswout First Nation, who are carving a 25-foot totem pole. The public will have open access to all the artists to learn and engage with them about their craft and culture.”

The Immersive art experience will take place every day from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. starting July 30 and ending on August 5 at the Royal BC Museum on Belleville St. in Victoria.

The Royal BC Museum’s goal is to explore the province’s human history and natural history, advances new knowledge and understanding of BC, and provides a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflection. The museum and archives celebrate culture and history, telling the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire.

Just Posted

Woss man attacked by black bear on remote logging road

“we are just monitoring the situation now”

Port McNeill Mayor Gaby Wickstrom wants to see previous cuts to public libraries reversed

The Ministry of Education has, over 10 years, reduced provincial library funding by $6 million.

Mountie says his good-byes to North Island Indigenous communities after years of demonstrating reconciliation between RCMP and First Nations

“It’s very humbling that you hear your name used in the community about good work that is being done”

UPDATED: New law centre serving B.C. region with highest rates of kids in care

Many cases reflect conditions of poverty, says Parents Legal Centre

OPINION: Port Alice needs a paradigm shift

“If we want work in Port Alice, we need to get to work”

‘Bad choices make good stories’: Margaret Trudeau brings her show to Just for Laughs

Trudeau says over the decades she has been suicidal, manic, depressed

B.C. couple bring son home from Nigeria after long adoption delay

Kim and Clark Moran of Abbotsford spent almost a year waiting to finalize adoption of Ayo, 3

Cumberland memorial ride set for deceased Island mountain biker

A memorial ride is set for Tuesday evening for the mountain biker who died in the trails last week.

Health Canada revokes licences of B.C.-based pot producer Agrima Botanicals

The agency said it notified the company of a suspension in November due to non-compliance with regulations

Deals, protests during Amazon Prime Day

The Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth says it is offering more than a million deals

Canadian national softball team wins second straight Canada Cup

Team Canada defeats Texas-based Scrapyard International in gold-medal game Sunday in Surrey

June sees drop in home sales, prices for real estate across B.C.: report

Sales dropped by 11.8%, while prices fell by 4%

Most Read