March 25: Qwalsius Shaun Peterson / Andrea Grant
Qwalsius Shaun Peterson & Andrea Grant
March 25, 6:30pm / Free to attend
Contemporary Coast Salish artists Grant and Peterson join us to preview stories and illustrations from their forthcoming collaborative book, “Killer Whale-Wolf & the Isle of Women”. Illustrated by Peterson and written by Grant, the book re-imagines traditional stories from various Coast Salish peoples and re-tells them in the modern day. This event is put on in conjunction with Peterson’s March exhibition, “Where the Moonlight Meets the Water“.
“The idea of mortals being touched by the divine is universally fascinating,” writes the Manhattan-based Grant. “This collection of stories highlights the aspect of what would happen if someone’s life was changed through being called to a higher adventure, interacting with the ancient gods, goddesses, and animal spirits.”
Andrea Grant is a Canadian-born writer and multimedia artist of mixed-blood Native ancestry. She merges words with visuals and audio through the media of poetry, spoken word, and comic books. In 2009, she published her first poetry collection “The Pin-Up Poet,” a re-invention of classic female stereotypes in a postmodern context. In 2011, she launched “MINX: Dream War,” a graphic novel series that merges Native American mythology with contemporary fantasy.