Wednesday, November 2, 2016

UNYA- Lattimer Gallery- Annual Bentwood Box Charity

Wow, you have to watch this.

I had never heard of this until the other day that my instructor Aaron Nelson Moody mentioned it. Check it out!!

Published on Oct 9, 2016

Annual Charity Bentwood Boxes. A document of the creation of boxes from the 2015 charity bentwood box auction. After nine years and nearly $200,000 raised we are very excited about the 10th anniversary of this wonderful event. 

Please join us to view this years finished pieces at Lattimer Gallery in Vancouver or at from November 19-December 3, 2016 with an artist reception and the culmination of the auction on December 3rd, 2016 from 5pm-8pm.

Urban Native Youth Association
1618 East Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC V5L 1S6
Call: (604) 254-7732

UNYA is a registered not-for-profit society with the Province of BC and a federally registered charitable organization.  UNYA was formed in 1988 to address Native youth issues when growing numbers of young people began leaving reserves for the city. Many continue to arrive in Vancouver with few job skills, minimal training or education, and little or no knowledge of where to go for help. Today, approximately 60% of the Native population lives in urban settings, and 60% of the overall Native population is under the age of 25. Read more here

Lattimer Gallery has the unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse. We offer a fascinating display of gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, bentwood boxes, masks, totem poles, and much more. In our "longhouse" we also feature a large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well known Native artists. We want you to be swept away by the selection and quality of art that we house here at Lattimer Gallery. 

590 West 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
Call (604) 732-4556

This is the tenth anniversary of  Lattimer Gallery’s Annual Charity Bentwood Boxes event. What started out as a spontaneous idea to sell a few boxes for donated funds back in 2006 has turned into a major fundraising event that has raised over $190,000.00 CAD for local First Nations organizations.

We invite you to take part in our exciting charity event. All boxes can be seen on our website beginning November 19th. Please join us for a reception concluding the final evening of bidding, December 3rd, from 5pm to 8pm. In addition, we will donate 10% of sales made on December 3rd to UNYA.

Video Credits: Off Island Media

Have to admit I love Ian Reid's work, so close to my heart!!
After I saw his work at the Museum of Anthropology this summer.

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