Squamish Nation artist Xwalacktun (Rick Harry) is almost finished his latest project. Since April, the carver and designer — whose monumental work He-Yay MeyMuy (Big Flood) sits at the entrance to the Audain Art Museum — has been chippijng away at a new house pole for the Big House at the Cheakamus Centre in the Paradise Valley near Squamish. "By tomorrow we might even have all of the details done," he says while taking a break from carving with his three-man team.
Dance, music and play is the order of the day at the annual Whistler Children's Festival, with Juno award-winning children's performer Norman Foote, the Shao Lin Hung Gar Lion Dance Team, and magician Leif David among the entertainment on show. Also performing are Circus Fungus, Peter G-G, Ruloops and The Can-Do Band. Workshops that are available include arts and crafts, art-bots, beading, drumming, creating birdhouses, dreamcatchers and lanterns. There are also magic, and wearable art workshops.
All zoot suits and slingbacks are welcome! The Point will be jumping into the 1940s at the artist-run centre's annual fundraiser, Sin & Gin Joint — and along with some hopping music, there is the era's aesthetic to get into. "A big part of it this year is that it is a dress-up night, we're wanting people to wear attire from that era," says organizer Stephen Vogler. "We're flexible. To dress like the 1940s, you can get away with a lot of different possibilities.
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