Hiy’ám’: A Return Home
A cross-cultural, community engaged art project connecting land, community and the meaning of home. What might home mean to Squamish people? What might home mean to people who live on traditional Coast Salish Territory? What might home mean to the marine and terrestrial animals of the land? The Ferry Building Gallery is launching Hiy’ám’: A Return Home, a new community-based cross-cultural art project co-led by artists Melanie Rivers/Tiyaltiwet (Squamish Nation) and Janey Chang (Ancestral Skills Educator). This project invites participants to explore the theme of Returning Home. What might home mean to Squamish people? What might home mean to people who live on traditional Coast Salish Territory? What might home mean to the marine and terrestrial animals of the land? Each community session will explore one of these questions and participants will be able
learn ancestral skills like painting with local pigments locally sourced and made, experiencing the different stages of the process of making fish leather, nature prints using natural pigments and items foraged on the beach or from nature.
All Ages Welcome
For more information about this project and the artists involved, please visit the Ferry Building page
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