Lummi Nation carver Felix Solomon first in WWU art-lecture series on Jan. 15

Lummi Nation carver Felix Solomon will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Western Washington University’s Miller Hall, room 138, in the first of a free lecture series hosted by the WWU Art Department.

A member of the Lummi Nation tribe and of Haida descent, Solomon taught himself the technique of creating the bentwood box, a native art specific to the Northwest coast. He also carves traditional Coast Salish masks and canoes.

The Contemporary Artists of the Pacific Northwest Coast lecture series brings four artists to campus to discuss historical and contemporary Northwest artistic practices. It complements the course “Indigenous Arts of the Pacific Northwest Coast,” taught this term by Julia Sapin, an art historian in the art department. Details: 360-650-3670.