Please come and join us at the City Atrium Gallery at North Vancouver City Hall on Tuesday, June 19 from 12:15 – 12:45pm for a free artist talk and weaving demonstration with Cheximiya Allison Burns Joseph. Cheximiya will speak about her work on display as well as give a demonstration on the weaving techniques used to create her exquisite pieces.
Born in North Vancouver, Cheximiya is from the Squamish Nation and has been an Aboriginal Ambassador for her Nation and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre since graduating from Carson Graham Secondary School in 2006. Cheximiya began wool weaving in the summer of 2008 and has since continued to express herself through her pieces and to pass on the Squamish Nation tradition of wool weaving.
Cheximiya uses traditional techniques with a modern flair in her weaving, and many of her pieces are found on display at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC). Cheximiya’s practice focuses on weaving pieces and donating them to her community. She does all her weaving in her spare time or as a learning tool for guests to the SLCC.
If you would like to attend this free event please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 604.988.6844.
About Art in the Community:
The Art in the Community programme has a mandate to celebrate and enable emerging and professional artists through a professional exhibition in a public space, which serves to promote artists, to increase public awareness of art and to make original art by local artists accessible to the general public.