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Sho Sho Esquiro and Clarissa Rizal Exhibit

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Thu, 09/24/2015 - 11:58am

Miranda Belarde-Lewis, Sho Sho Esquiro and Clarissa Rizal plan the floor layout of their next year’s October 2016 exhibit at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.

A year after the initial idea of an exhibit featuring traditional and contemporary Northwest Coast regalia and clothing with Sho Sho Esquiro and Clarissa Rizal, we finally met up at the house of Curator Miranda Belarde-Lewis to review the basics of the exhibit!

The exhibit opens at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver, B.C., Canada next year in October and will run for approximately 5 months.  We will be featuring a total of 20 to 30 individual ensembles of which during opening night only will be modeled with the accompaniment of traditional songs set to Preston Singletary’s latest jazz funk band called “Ku’eex.”  Directly after opening night, the ensembles will be placed on their respective mannequins.

Stay tuned for updates on the progress of our exhibit!

Curator Miranda Belarde-Lewis, Contemporary clothing designer Sho Sho Esquiro, and Ceremonial regalia-maker, Clarissa Rizal


Categories: Arts & Culture

Northwest Coast Weavers’ Studio

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:16pm

One of several carved pieces by Lyonel Grant for the Evergreen Longhouse Weavers’ Studio, Olympia, WA

I flew to Seattle for a number of reasons:  alternative doctor diagnosis and treatment, work with Sue on a button robe, meet up with my niece and fellow artist to discuss our exhibit next year, and check out the Maori/Coast Salish carvings for the planned “Weavers’ Studio” at the Evergreen Longhouse campus in Olympia, Washington.

Maori carving by New Zealand’s number one Maori carver, Lyonel Grant

These carvings were designed and created by the top New Zealand Maori carver, Lyonel Grant.  You may check out his website at:

Collaborative piece carved by Maori carver Lyonel Grant and Coast Salish carver Peter Boome

Detail carving of Coast Salish artist Peter Boome and Maori artist Lyonel Grant

Categories: Arts & Culture


Treadwell Ice Arena - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:42pm
There is an X-Country race on Saturday, September 26 at Sandy Beach. This will likely impact the flow of traffic in and out of the rink parking lot. Runners will be on the road, crossing the Treadwell Arena parking lot and will have the right-of-way. PLEASE NOTE: There will be flaggers that will likely be stopping cars as runner cross. Please give yourself additional time to get to the rink.
Categories: Outdoors

Can't Skate, Can't Play

Treadwell Ice Arena - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:36pm
Sept 21st-25th 2015. Youth and Adult clinics. Click link for more details. Peewee/Bantam 4:30-6:00, Mites/Squirts 6:15-7:15, Highschool 7:30-9:00, Adults 9:15-10:15
Categories: Outdoors

Day of Play

Treadwell Ice Arena - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 5:41pm
Come skate for FREE Saturday, Sept. 12 for the 6th annual CBJ Day of Play! 2 40 minute sessions will be available-12:30-1:10 1:30-2:10. Rental skates are limited & are 1st come 1st served.
Categories: Outdoors

Youth Hockey Registration

Treadwell Ice Arena - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 5:40pm
JDIA registration is going on NOW. Check out their website for more info!
Categories: Outdoors


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