Whatcom Museum showcases B.C. painter's works

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 26, 2014 

Lyle Wilson, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham

"Paint: The Painted Works" of Lyle Wilson opens Saturday, March 30, 2014 at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St. The exhibit, which runs through July 6, celebrates Wilson's achievements as a painter, writer and indigenous language advocate.

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"Paint: The Painted Works" of Lyle Wilson opens Saturday, March 30, at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St. The exhibit, which runs through July 6, celebrates Wilson's achievements as a painter, writer and indigenous language advocate.

As one of the masters of Northwest Coast painting, Wilson, a Haisla artist from Kitamaat village in northern British Columbia, builds on traditional forms to create art that is deeply personal yet rooted in his heritage. The exhibit features 58 works, mainly paintings depicting aspects of the land and sea that Wilson has created over the past two decades.

His work can be found in more than a dozen organization's collections, including the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, Vancouver's Museum of Anthropology and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Several special events take place during the exhibit's run. Details: whatcommuseum.org.

Reach Margaret Bikman at margaret.bikman@bellinghamherald.com or 360-715-2273.

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