Written in the Earth: Coast Salish Art

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  • Fall 1995 - December 31, 1997
  • Northwest Coast art motifs, carving styles and principles of design have ancient roots dating back 3,500 years. The exhibit presents examples of antler, stone and wood carvings from archaeological sites in Coast Salish territory on the south coast of BC. Comtemporary Coast Salish art is the living legacy of this ancient art tradition as shown by the work of contemporary Musqueam, Sto:lo, and Saanich artist featured. This exhibition offers both an archaeological and First Nations perspective on the significance of these heritage objects such as the blue heron figure and atlatl shown here.

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Written in the Earth: Coast Salish Art

This exhibit presents examples of antler, stone and wood carvings from archaeological sites in Coast Salish territory on the south coast of BC, as well as contemporary works by First Nations artists.