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Bill Holm Center

wood panelThree carvers: Herb Sheakley, Gordon Greenwald and Owen James applied for and have received a visit artist grant to visit the Burke Museum and Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art. The grant pays for transportation and lodging for up to 5 days to visit and work with the staff at the Bill Holm Center.

Owen JamesThe Huna Heritage Foundation helped with initial meetings and communications about the grant process and helped with submission of the grant on behalf of the artists. "This is an incredible opportunity for these three talented artists from Hoonah", says HHF Executive Director Kathryn Hurtley.

The three carvers have been employed for the last two years by the National Park Service to design and create a house screen, totem poles and house posts for the Bartlett Cove Tribal House. The Tribal house will ultimately be funished with authentic replicas: screens, carved panels, boxes, skins and hides, partitions, cedar bark mats and more.Carving with Students

The Bil Holm Research and Visiting Artist grants creates an opportunity for artists to gain insight and knowledge about both traditional and contemporary objects which become helpful and necessary in revitalizing the carving community here in Hoonah. Style, technique and methods will be brought back and incorporated with current and future projects.

The Bill Holm Center at the Burke Museum in Seattle, Washington was established for the study of Northwest Coast Art. The center honors Bill Holm's remarkable career.

I believe that this opportunity will continue to build up enthusiasm that the community has experienced during the last year." --Gordon Greenwald, artist.

For more information about past receipients of the Bill Holm Visiting Artist Grants visit the Bill Holm website at: http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/bhc/grants.html

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