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2021 Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, Student Exhibition

The 2021 Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art Student Exhibition runs from March 5th to 27th, 2021 at the Kitimat Museum & Archives. Pieces by talented first and second-year students will be on display, and will be available to purchase. Come see first-hand the skill of these hardworking emerging artists.

The Upstairs Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Covid-19: Gallery capacity is limited to 3 people and masks are required upon entry to the building. Learn more about the COVID-19 policies the Museum has in place.

About the School

The Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art was created by founding Instructors Dempsey Bob, Stan Bevan, and Ken McNeil in 2006 in partnership with Coast Mountain College. The campus is located on the unceded territory of the Ts'msyen Nation and is open to all Nations. The program is unique and is the only art school of its kind in all of Canada. The program is committed to the revival of traditional Northwest Coast Art, Culture, Language, and Art History. Within the program students learn drawing, design, painting, and carving traditional Northwest Coast Art. These art skills are utilized and developed in Professional Development which gears students to exhibitions in the North with the opportunity of exhibiting in Vancouver at the years end. The program opens many opportunities for serious artists and exposes students to other potential careers related to art and culture. The legacy of the program is currently being carried on by alumni instructors Nathan Wilson, Nakkita Trimble, Arlene Ness, and Stephanie Anderson.

Source: Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art


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Kitimat Museum & Archives

The Kitimat Museum & Archives opened in October 1969 and has served Kitimat citizens for the past fifty years as the place for community and natural history, and an exhibition centre for visual arts.

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