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Celebrated First Nations artist Susan Point and her family will be showcased via eight brilliant lanterns next month.
Coastal Lunar Lanterns will feature the work of Point and her family of artists--Thomas Cannell, Kelly Cannell, and Summer Cannell--on display at Jack Poole Plaza, against the backdrop of the North Shore.
"Susan Point is a descendant of the Musqueam, Coast Salish peoples," reads the event info on the Lantern City Facebook Page. "Susan inherited the beliefs of her culture and ancestral traditions from her mother Edna--who learned from her mother, Mary Charlie-Grant. Susan's distinct style has inspired a movement in Coast Salish art. She draws creativity from her ancestors' stories and forged the use of non-traditional materials and techniques, therefore inspiring a whole new generation of artists."
“These lanterns on display are side by side," explains Point, "just like we are as a family. Family, that's a strong word. Family for us means the ones who will be beside us no matter what happens. We support each other and inspire each other at home and while working together or apart.”
Coastal Lunar Lanterns will be on display from February 11 to 28, and you can learn more here.