Thursday, August 26, 2021

BC Bus North makes for travelling art gallery for Indigenous artwork

The BC Bus North fleet in Prince George, this week the debut of the
new Indigenous themed artwork on the buses was revealed.

(Photo from BC Transportation Minister Rob Felming's twitter feed)

When the BC North Bus pulls into Prince Rupert at 7:25 tonight, a sample of some of the talented artists of the Northwest and beyond will be on display, with the opportunity to view as easy as watching a bus drive by.

British Columbia Transportation Minister Rob Fleming outlined the arrival of the new artwork this week through his twitter feed.

The art initiative was introduced earlier this year by the Province, BC North Bus and the Northern Indigenous Arts Council. The unveiling of the finished work took place in Prince George on August 23rd.

Four artists were selected as part of the initiative to provide the art that now is on display on buses as they cross the Northern region of the province.

Included in the artists roster are two Rupertites Timothy Foster a Gitxsan member and Kari Morgan, a Nisga'a member from Prince Rupert who is well known across the Northwest for her work, having studied at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at Coast Mountain College in Terrace.

We Are North w/Sunset Sunrise -- Timothy Foster
We Are Connected - Kari Morgan

Clayton Gauthier of Prince George and Michelle Stoney of Hazelton round out the four artists that participated in the project.

Some background on the artists can be found from this item from the Northern Indigenous Arts Council.

The BC North Bus arrives in Prince Rupert on Thursday and Saturday evenings and departs back to Prince George on Friday and Sunday mornings, the schedule can be reviewed here..

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