City of Richmond

Lulu Series: Art in the City presents Connie Watts
March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Richmond City Hall Council Chambers
6911 No. 3 Road

Redefining Northwest Coast Art in Public Spaces

A strong attachment to nature and quest to live in balance stems from the First Nations’ ways of being and living life. These ways are what guide many First Nations’ artists and are reflected in their artwork which exhibits an intricacy of detail and richness of iconographic language.

Artist, designer and curator Connie Watts will present an overview of her experiences working with Aboriginal artists across Canada as well as creating her own work for public spaces in cities. Connie is of Nuu-chah-nulth, Gitxsan and Kwakwaka’wakw ancestry and lives in Port Alberni. This talk will be preceded by a short performance by country music duo, Georgia Rain.