Eagle Aerie Gallery - The Art of Roy Henry Vickers
The book is #1 Bestseller in British Columbia this week!
In a time when darkness covered the land, a boy named Weget is born who is destined to bring the light. With the gift of a raven's skin that allows him to fly as well as transform, Weget turns into a bird and journeys from Haida Gwaii into the sky. There he finds the Chief of the Heavens who keeps the light in a box. By transforming himself into a pine needle, clever Weget tricks the Chief and escapes with the daylight back down to Earth.
Vividly portrayed through the art of Roy Henry Vickers, Weget's story has been passed down for generations. The tale has been traced back at least 3,000 years by archeologists who have found images of Weget's journey in petroglyphs on the Nass and Skeena rivers. This version of the story originates from one told to the author by Chester Bolton, Chief of the Ravens, from the village of Kitkatla around 1975.
Roy Henry Vickers, one of Canada's most-lauded artists, launches his largest-ever collection of new prints at Raven Brings the Light: A Roy Henry Vickers Art Show & Book Launch. A highly anticipated book co-authored by Vickers and historian Robert Budd, telling the First Nations legend of how Raven brought light to the world.
The prints are available at Eagle Aerie Gallery or in Victoria May 24 and 25 at Madrona Gallery.
Canadian artist ROY HENRY VICKERS is best known around the world for his limited edition prints. He is also a world-renowned printmaker, painter, carver, author, sought-after keynote speaker and designer whose signature style fuses the traditional images of his WestCoast native ancestry with the realism of his British heritage.
Roy will be in Tofino at the end of June at the Eagle Aerie Gallery.
Eagle Aerie Gallery is Roy Henry Vickers' artist-owned gallery located in Tofino, British Columbia. This stunning traditional Northwest Coast longhouse with a carved and painted cedar plank exterior and doors of beaten copper, is a recognizable Tofino landmark. Inside discover Roy's artwork of paintings, original prints, calendars, art cards and reproductions hanging on hand adzed cedar walls among totem poles and carvings.