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Canada 150 Celebration Aboriginal Day Featuring Deaf Indigenous Artist, Paula Wesley

June 21

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Paula Wesley Exhibition
It’s Not Magic, But It Feels Like Magic

At the DEAF CULTURE CENTRE  Thursday, June 21st – August 21st 2018


“I am a First Nations artist because it is the conduit to release the ideas and visuals I carry daily.  Since I was a little girl I have pursued my own exploration of creativity, rooted in the unconscious mind and nurtured with daily practice using a variety of mediums of artistic expression. I am very passionate about my new exploration of art.”

 Paula Wesley – Stó:lō / Tsimshian

In celebration of Canada 150, the DEAF CULTURE CENTRE invites you to join us on Aboriginal Day to see and experience the amazing accomplishments of Paula Wesley.  Paula’s gifted hands and Deaf creative spirits brings her artworks into being.  Explore her individual creative journey and sources of inspiration, her textures and colours, and the Deaf stories that her artworks tell.




Open to the public, the DEAF CULTURE CENTRE will have:

  • Collection of works done by Paula Wesley for display and for sale. 
  • Meet the Artist
  • Paula will show you how to create a small banner,  participants will choose an animal and create a banner using  traditional and adapted techniques
  • 3:00 Cake cutting to celebrate  the accomplishments of Paula Wesley and Canada Day 150
  • Fundraising Raffle Draw


Born in Terrace, BC, Canada in 1976, Paula Wesley started experimenting with art at age 4.  Her late grandfather, a renowned Tsimshian carver acquainted Paula with wood sculpting and design and applied these skills to her functional art designs and sculptures years later.   In 2010, Paula began studies at Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at Terrace, B.C.; she studied under Stan Bevan, Ken McNeil, and Dean Heron learning the techniques of Old and Modern Masters as well as art history.  Each of her experiences has taught her a passion for knowledge about the art as well as continuously developing new ways to explore and expand her creativity.



June 21




15 Mill Street
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3R6 Canada