In February the Blue Cabin welcomed two new residents Chepximiya Siyam’ Cheif Janice George and Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph, both accomplished weavers and teachers from the Squamish Nation. Chief Janice George graduated from Capilano University, North Vancouver BC, and the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM, USA. She feels her education at these schools […]
Time has gone by fast for Angela George who was incredibly busy in December and January wrapping up her residency at the Blue Cabin. While working on her master artwork Weaving Governance during her residency at the Blue Cabin, George participated in five official Blue Cabin events which included studio visits, artist talks and weaving […]
Carole Itter will present an informal talk about her artwork and writings during her 35-year residency at the Blue Cabin. She will be joined by artist Krista Lomax for a conversation about their times spent at the cabin, and a screening of Lomax’s 11-minute documentary entitled the blue cabin.
Squatters have been a fixture in Burrard Inlet since before Vancouver was created. Their story encompasses the history of Gastown and Kitsilano, the dispossession of Indigenous people, the evolution of Stanley Park, the hobo jungles of the Great Depression, and the search for affordable housing in an always-expensive metropolis. Author Daniel Francis describes this history, illustrating his talk with photographs both archival and contemporary.