Image Contributed The Industrious Peoples exhibit runs from Friday (April 7) to June 30 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

Artwork inspired by First Nations culture on display at Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Opening reception is Friday (April 7) from 7-9 p.m.

Kwagiulth elder James Brotchie is sharing aspects of his mother’s life with Nanaimo art lovers.

Brotchie has collaborated with artists to share memories and events that happened during his mother’s, Sarah Martin-Sampare, lifetime. He worked with Nixie Barton, Gerda Hofman, Lynda Hyndman, Paul Jorgensen and Grant Leier to artistically represent the lives and industry of Kwakwaka’wakw.

The result is the exhibit The Industrious Peoples. The opening reception is Friday (April 7) from 7-9 p.m. at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. The exhibit will run from April 7 to June 30.

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