Media Release: Cedar, Sage & Sweetgrass Indigenous Art Group to exhibit at The Gallery at Queen’s Park

Media Release
June 26, 2021
For Immediate Release 

Cedar, Sage & Sweetgrass Indigenous Art Group to exhibit at The Gallery at Queen’s Park in July 2021

New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to present an upcoming group exhibition by the Cedar, Sage and Sweetgrass Indigenous Art Group in The Gallery at Queen’s Park from July 2-25, 2021. The exhibition will feature a variety of Indigenous artworks in various mediums, including work by Kalum Teke Dan (Calgary), Uumati Kisoun (Victoria), and Susan Greig (New Westminster). On Saturday, July 3, there is an Opening Reception from 1 – 2 pm, featuring remarks from Elder Deanna Miller of the Katzie Nation, local dignitaries, and dancing by The Wild Moccasin Dancers. All are welcome to attend.

“As Indigenous Artists, we found that our art was not accepted to be part of shows in some of our community’s art galleries.” said Maryanne Lindberg, CS&SG spokesperson. “In speaking with other Indigenous Artists, we found that they experienced the same situation. We created Cedar Sage & Sweetgrass with the goal of giving Indigenous Artists a forum where they could show their best art, connect and encourage one another.”

The Gallery at Queen’s Park hosts monthly exhibitions that feature a variety of visual arts by a wide range of artists from the Metro Vancouver region. The exhibition program aims to reflect both the cultural and artistic diversity of contemporary art and serve as an educational forum for New Westminster and surrounding communities.

Following the most current Provincial Health Order, the exhibition and Opening reception will follow the Arts Council of New Westminster’s COVID-19 Safety Plan protocols and require masks and contract tracing upon arrival.

For more information about the exhibition, visit acnw.ca/galleryexhibit

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Exhibiting Artists

  • Kalum Teke Dan, (Feature Artist)
  • Zachary George (Grandson of Chief Dan George)
  • Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack
  • Autumn Whiteway
  • Jesse Gouchy
  • Jerry Whitehead
  • Uumati Kisoun
  • Susan Greig
  • Deanna Miller
  • Pat Calihou, Metis Carver
  • Maryanne Lindberg

Exhibition Dates: July 2 – July 25, 2021

Open Hours:   Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 10:00 am to 2:00pm
                        Saturday & Sunday – 11:00am – 4:00 pm

Opening Reception:  July 3, 2021 – 1:00pm
                                   featuring dancing by The Wild Moccasin Dancers at 1:30 pm


For more information:
Stephen O’Shea
Executive Director, Arts Council of New Westminster
info@acnw.ca | 604 525 3244 | www.acnw.ca
@ArtsCouncilNW (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook)
#ArtsNW


About Cedar, Sage, & Sweetgrass Indigenous Art Group
Cedar Sage & Sweetgrass Indigenous Art Group seeks to encourage and promote young Indigenous Artists. That has been accomplished through interaction with our Feature Artist and other accomplished Artists that are in our shows. We have been happy to have all three Indigenous Peoples recognized in Canada – First Nations, Metis, Inuit – represented at most of our shows. Each of our shows has its own uniqueness. The Artists are chosen for that particular show, including a Feature Artist. Some shows include Indigenous entertainment. Others have Indigenous food, wine, coffee, tea. It’s an opportunity to show all wonderful Indigenous things.

About the Arts Council of New Westminster
Founded in 1967, The Arts Council of New Westminster is a community arts organization built by individuals and member groups who share an interest in visual, performing, and literary arts. The Arts Council’s role in the community is to advocate for the arts and foster support for those engaging in artistic and cultural endeavours. Serving the community for fifty-four years, the ACNW continues to bring innovative new programming to New Westminster