Category Archives: Art

Art in Herstory

From the archives: Ellen Neel (Herstory 2012)

Ellen May Neel was the first and most famous female carver of West Coast totem poles. She was born in 1916 at Alert Bay on Cormorant Island, off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Her parents were Charles … Continue reading

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Herstory 2015 hot off the press!

The Saskatoon Women’s Calendar Collective received its copies of the 2015 issue of Herstory: The Canadian Women’s Calendar today! The beautiful cover art is by Iris Hauser; see more of her work at http://www.irishauser.ca.

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From the archives: Pitseolak Ashoona (Herstory 1974)

Featured in Herstory 1974, artist Pitseolak Ashoona was “part of one of the last generations of Inuit who grew up with the traditional lifestyles enjoyed by the North American Inuit since before 1000 BC.” (Wikipedia) Pitseolak began drawing in the … Continue reading

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From the archives: Annie Pootoogook (Herstory 2010)

Annie Pootoogook’s work was recently featured in MASS MoCA’s Oh, Canada exhibition, which will be showing in several venues across Atlantic Canada for three months starting June 27, 2014, and then in several Calgary venues starting Jan. 31, 2015. “I … Continue reading

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This week in Herstory 2012: artist Eve Kotyk

Eve Kotyk is a Canadian painter (encaustic on canvas) who writes young adult fiction. Encaustic is an old technique of applying pigments using beeswax as a carrier. Her painting, “The Muse: Daring” is featured this week in Herstory 2012. For … Continue reading

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