September 6, 2005
Source: Simon Fraser University:
Objects of Bright Pride: auction to feature Northwest Coast Art
Dr. George MacDonald, President, Bill Reid Foundation, 604.682.3455
Paula Fairweather, Bill Reid Foundation, 604.682.3455
Marianne Meadahl, SFU Media & PR, 604.291.3210
September 06, 2005
The Bill Reid Foundation and Simon Fraser University will present Objects of Bright Pride: A First Nations Art Auction, featuring Northwest Coast Art, on Thursday, October 27, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver.
The event will benefit Bill Reid Foundation projects and the establishment of the Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Art Studies at SFU, and is one of the events celebrating SFU's 40th anniversary.
The auction will feature works created by outstanding First Nations artists including: Bill Reid, Jim Hart, Reg Davidson, David Boxley, Corey Moraes, and Christian White. Works will include: masks, jewellery, wood carvings, woven materials and other cultural pieces. It will be an opportunity to view and bid on works by internationally established and emerging artists. The auctioneer will be Barry Scott of Maynards. An online auction catalogue will be available at the end of September.
Tickets are $150 each or $120 each for a group of 10 or more, and include: a First Nations-inspired buffet reception and live and silent auctions. For more information: www.billreidfoundation.org/auction or email billreidfoundation.org/auction
About the Bill Reid Foundation
The Bill Reid Foundation has sponsored seminars, supported scholarships, published books and promoted the arts through exhibitions. It is currently involved in a bold new initiative: a National Gallery of Aboriginal Art proposed for Vancouver.
About the Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Art Studies at SFU
The Bill Reid Centre, in conjunction with the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the National Research Council (NRC), will build a resource of 2-D and 3-D digital images, for the educational use of students at SFU and for access by students elsewhere via the internet.
- 30 -