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Art Exhibition | “Un’cha, Hope”
June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
We are hosting the art exhibition “Un’cha, Hope,” featuring the work of Indigenous artist Randall Bear Barnetson. Join us on Friday, June 24 from 7-9pm at the Michael Wright Art Gallery — all are welcome.
About Randall Bear Barnetson:
Randall Bear Barnetson is a multidisciplinary artist of Indigenous heritage. Randall Bear Barnetson is from the village of Nadleh Whut’en, the Dakelh nation, and of the Duntem’yoo Bear clan. Bear’s artistic practice interprets matters of modernity such as mental health and wellbeing, identity, culture, and spirituality, through the framework of Northwest Coast Indigenous art forms. Bear’s art and traditional storytelling has aided in reconciliation and decolonization efforts with settler organizations in discussing Indigenous culture and heritage.
Bear was born and raised in the urban Indigenous community of Commercial drive in Vancouver BC. Bear’s practice is currently based on the Unceded Territories of the Musqueam Coast Salish peoples as a guest. On this territory is Vancouver’s YVR international airport, from which Bear received the Emerging Indigeous Artist Scholarship award in 2022. Bear is enrolled in his Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.