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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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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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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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