Susan Point – Coast Salish artist – a profile

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by Janet Nicol

When Coast Salish artist Susan Point was getting her start back in the 1980s, she found galleries weren’t interested in her work with glass. “They said it wasn’t a native medium,” she recalls. “I didn’t care.” That commitment to her own vision has served Point well. One of the West Coast’s most acclaimed indigenous artists, she is a groundbreaker within her community and beyond, working not only with glass, but also a variety of other media – everything from carving to printmaking. She has produced many public art projects and her numerous accolades include appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada and honorary doctorates from four British Columbia universities.

So begins a story about Susan Point and her remarkable artistic family in the spring issue of Galleries West magazine. The full story is on-line at
http://www.gallerieswest.ca/artists/profiles/on-point%3A-art-a-family-affair-for-renowned-coast-salish-arti/
Watch for Ms. Point’s upcoming exhibit of more than 300 prints at Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Gastown (Vancouver) this spring. A book of her prints will also be available. More information at http://www.spiritwrestler.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=2_98

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