Press Release – Ruby Creek Art Gallery Open House
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 24-Sep-14
You are invited to experience an evening of music, dance, & art
The Ruby Creek Art Gallery will be hosting an Open House
Agassiz, BC: The Ruby Creek Art Gallery, owned and operated by the Skawahlook First Nation, has arranged an entertaining open house event to be held on the evening of October 24th from 6PM until 9PM. In keeping with our mission to promote the finest Pacific Northwest Coast artists, we invite all art lovers to join us and experience what our gallery has to offer.
The Ruby Creek Art Gallery does a phenomenal job of displaying beautiful Native art pieces such as cedar and soapstone carvings, silver and gold jewelry, framed prints, original paintings, and drums. However, gallery manager, Mike Bellegarde, states, “We believe that art appreciation should go beyond the visual aspect of just ‘seeing’ the art pieces. We want our visitors to also feel the beat of the drums and to hear the voices of the artists, we want them to smell the cedar as it is being carved and, through story, to get a glimpse into the mind of the carver as a piece of cedar is brought to life. We believe that our Open House event will give our visitors that holistic experience and a better understanding of the art pieces that we have on display.”
Some of the highlights of the evening that we have planned are:
- Cultural sharing of song and dance by The Git Hayetsk Dancers
- Native flute music by Eagle Child
- Art exhibition by Mike Dangeli, Nisga’a artist
- Art exhibition by Pascal Pelletier, Métis artist
- Appetizers and refreshments will be served
- Performances will begin at 6:15PM
About Ruby Creek Art Gallery: Located on scenic highway #7, between the towns of Agassiz and Hope, we are committed to promoting the work of the finest Northwest First Nations artists. The gallery is owned and operated by the Skawahlook First Nation. We take pride in our extraordinary collection of Pacific Northwest Native art, which includes limited addition prints, gold and silver carved jewelry, hand carved boxes, chests, and plaques, handcrafted drums, soapstone and textiles.
For more information contact Mike Bellegarde at the Ruby Creek Art Gallery at (604)796-0740 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org