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IAIA A-i-R: Neel on KSFR
Tue, October 1, 4:00 pm–4:30 pm| Free
Tune into KSFR 101.1 FM to hear current IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Edwin Neel (Kwakwaka’wakw) in a conversation with IAIA Director of Marketing and Communications Eric Davis on “Through Our Eyes.”
September 3–October 25, 2019
Edwin Neel (Kwakwaka’wakw) was Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and has inhabited various cities on Vancouver Island. He currently resides in metro Vancouver, BC. Neel has recently obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts through the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Neel is a cultural producer of First Nations heritage: of the Kwagu’ł, and Ahousaht Nations from his father and mother’s side respectively. Neel is formally trained and instructed in the Kwakwaka’wakw form line and carving style by his father David Neel, an accomplished carver and jeweler. His father was initially instructed by the late Beau Dick, Wayne Alfred, and Lyle Wilson who’ve indirectly influenced Edwin Neel’s style of carving and formline design. Edwin has been given two traditional names of Kwakwaka’wakw and Nuuchahnulth origin. The name Kasolas was given to him during his father’s feast at the Museum of Anthropology, UBC in 1993, and the name Aanapis during his late maternal grandfather Henry Marshall’s funerary potlatch in 2014.
Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax.