October 3rd 2019, 7:00pm at the ACT Arts Centre
Speaking of Art and History is our bi-annual speakers series highlighting local artists and their use of heritage in their art. Our October speaker is Gerry Sheena.
Gerry Sheena is one of three new artists in residence for the City of Maple Ridge. Gerry is a Coast Salish carver who has been a full time artist for the past 30 years. He is coming from an artist residency for the Collingwood Neighborhood House in Vancouver, where he raised a 20 foot red cedar totem pole named “Ancient Cedars Journey Home.” The totem pole was carved outside of the community center with the help of three youth apprentice carvers over ten weeks. As part of his residency he plans to provide painting, designing, and carving workshops and to continue his
work of designing and carving large sculptures.
At Speaking of Art and History Gerry will be talking about his work as an artist and his connection between his art and heritage.