Students and tutors from the Frieda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art were welcomed to the museum by Haisla hereditary chief Sammy Robinson. (Photo Gerry Leibel)

Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art exhibition at the museum

Last week of the exhibition - don’t miss it

The Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art exhibition is on at the Kitimat Museum and Archives until March 30.

The exhibition showcases the artwork of students completing their fine art certification and diplomas at the school in Terrace. The school is the only school of its kind in Canada, focusing on traditional First Nations Pacific Northwest Coast art with a view to developing fine art skills, and offer the First Nations Fine Arts program, instructed and mentored by world-renowned artists Dempsey Bob (Tahltan/Tlingit), Stan Bevan (Tahltan/Tlingit/Tsimshian), and Ken McNeil (Tahltan/Tlingit/Nisga’a). Visiting artists, dignitaries and cultural advocates enhance the learning environment with their knowledge, wisdom and experience.

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