Alum Kerry Barber (BMA, 2017) is a Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in community member who chose the Hän name for the Klondike Institute of Art + Culture (KIAC).
Aaron Glass (BFA, 2000) has recently curated an exhibition in New York City on Franz Boas. Franz Boas is known as the founding figure of North American anthropology, and the exhibition highlights his work with George Hunt among the Kwakwaka’wakw in British Columbia. The exhibit was co-developed with the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, BC, and features designs by Corrine Hunt, a renowned contemporary artist and great-granddaughter of George Hunt. On July 20, the exhibit opened at U’mista to much local fanfare and attendance by Hunt descendants, many of whom are well-known artists in BC.
Unibrow Arts Festival, created by Lisa Curry and Cam Macleod, celebrates Mount Pleasant’s art, zine, and comedy communities. Vancouver’s first comedy + zine fest, is a volunteer-run, multi-day event fusing the diverse talent of Vancouver’s comedy and DIY art publishing scenes. The second iteration of the festival takes place from August 22–25, 2019 in venues up and down Main Street in Mount Pleasant.