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Susan Point

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Salmon Spawning Run by Susan Point


A PROJECTTenTenTen commission

for the Mint Museum of Craft + Design Uptown

Opening October 2010


"I, a Coast Salish artist, devoted a great deal of time to researching,

trying to revive the art form, attempting to educate the public and my children

to the fact that there is another form of native art unique to British Columbia."






 As a Coast Salish artist who has lived on the Musqueam First Nation Reservation in Vancouver, British Columbia, her entire life, Point's work is driven by expressing her cultural heritage.  At the beginning of her career, Point decided to concentrate her art on Coast Salish traditions.  In March 2004, she was appointed to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Over the last three decades, she has created carved and painted pieces that reflect traditional images of the past. Her work has been commissioned by the Vancouver International Airport, Stanley Park in Vancouver, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the UBC Museum of Anthropology, among others. 



Online Resources   



Video of Susan Point creating and displaying her art during the 2010 Winter Olympics:




Video of Susan Point talking about her piece integrated into the Richmond Olympic Oval building in Richmond, BC:




Galleries with additional information 



Print Resources Available from the Mint Museum Library



 Edited by Laura Brown, intern for The Mint Museum Library

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