Tuesday, June 3, 2014

North Coast artist to have work showcased at YVR

Tsimshian artist and carver Kelli Clifton is about to once again have her work showcased to a rather large crowd.

Her latest work destined for a showing in a location that offers up a potential viewing audience that runs into the millions over the course of a year.

Ms. Clifton was in Vancouver last week as part of this years YVR Art Foundation Scholarship Awards, a celebration of achievement which will see one of her works of art on display at Vancouver International Airport.

In addition to the wide exposure that her work will receive at YVR, Ms. Clifton will also receive a 5,000 dollar scholarship to attend a formal art institute, or study with a mentor over the course of one year.

The Tsimshian artist who is currently a student at Northwest Community College, participates in the Freda Diesing program at the Terrace campus.

Her  2014 YVR Art Foundation scholarship opportunity marks her second time for recognition from the organization, having been selected by the YVR Art Foundation Scholarship award  panel in 2013 as well.

As part of the celebration of her success last week, Ms. Clifton also had the opportunity to take part in a number of events in Vancouver, attending presentations at museums and art galleries around the city.

To gain a better appreciation for her work, a review of some of her creations and past accomplishments can be found on her artists website.

Ms. Clifton was not the only recipient from the Northwest to be selected by the YVR Art Foundation this year, also receiving a scholarship for 2014 is Skil Jaadee White, a Haida artist, who currently lives in Masset.

The YVR Art Foundation program was founded in 1993 by the Vancouver Airport Authority, designed to assist the development of BC First Nations art and artists.

You can learn more about the YVR Art Foundation from this outline of the scholarship program.

More on the highly acclaimed Art and Architecture of YVR can be reviewed from this item on the YVR website.

More on the celebration of art from last week can be found from this article from the Georgia Straight.

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