At the DEAF CULTURE CENTRE Thursday, June 21st – June 30th 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, with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, you are invited to join us at the DEAF CULTURE CENTRE on Canada’s National Aboriginal Peoples Day June 21st 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:
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.