Native artists will show, discuss their work at Whatcom Museum

Supported by a grant from Humanities Washington, Northwest Indian College present a Native Arts Celebration and art market from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St.

Native artisans will show and sell their work and demonstrate their processes. Participants include Ethel and Floyd Warbus, Cristie James, Kelly Yazzie, Faunt Visser, Lisa Telford, Theresa Parker and Ernistine Gensaw. Vistors can meet established and up-and-coming artists, buy original work, and learn about traditional materials and techniques, such as weaving with cedar bark.

Nooksack storyteller Tammy Cooper Woodrich will share stories at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., and flutist Peter Ali will perform from 2 to 4 p.m.

At 7 p.m. Saturday at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St., Theresa Parker, educational curator for the Makah Cultural and Research Center and renowned basket weaver; award-winning Haida weaver Lisa Telford; Tanis S’eiltin, artist and instructor at Fairhaven College; Becky Blanchard, co-director of Seattle’s Stonington Gallery; and moderator Elaine Grinnell, Jamestown S’Klallam renowned basket weaver and storyteller, will discuss their work and issues facing Native artists today.

Both events are free for museum members; $3 suggested donation nonmembers. Details: 360-778-8930, whatcommuseum.org.