Olympic Aboriginal art exhibition and auction set for October 16 and 17

The public will have a chance to meet over 50 of the artists behind some of the installations of Aboriginal art permanently installed at Vancouver 2010 Winter Games’ venues and view a selection of their paintings, carvings and photography at a two-day exhibition starting next Saturday, October 17.

The exhibition will feature more than 50 artworks by master and emerging First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists from every region in Canada. The pieces on display as part of the exhibition will be displayed in February and March at several venues as part of a larger celebration of Aboriginal culture during the 2010 Winter Games.  Admission to the exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre is free.

Aboriginal Art

An auction of highlighted artworks will also be held Friday, October 16 with proceeds from the auction to go towards the Vancouver 2010 Aboriginal Youth Legacy Fund.

For more information visit http://www.vancouver2010.com.

Aboriginal Art Auction
Friday, October 16 from 5:30 pm to 10 pm
Pan Pacific Hotel

Aboriginal Art Exhibition
Saturday, October 17 from 9 am to 8 pm
Sunday, October 18 from 9 am to 6 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre, Hall A (999 Canada Place)
Admission is free

 

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