My favorite pick at this year’s Britannia Community Center Christmas Bazaar was Haisla Collins.
While visiting her bead work table, we had an immediate connection. She invited us to an afternoon musical Christmas party at her Raven’s Eye Studio on East Hastings December 15th. We wholeheartedly accepted! When southern blues is promised, this Louisianan is captivated.
Live music, dynamic visuals and artists were promised and delivered.
Our Raven’s Eye visit flickered, glimmered and glowed!
An indigenous to territories of northern BC (Tsimshian, Nisga'a Gitsan),
Haisla is a lead singer and harmonica player for the accomplished blues and roots band, Nasty, Brutish and Short.
HAISLA WITH NASTY, BRUTISH AND SHORT
Love to You HERE
Her musician father is seen wearing a gifted hand painted original Haisla design.
After receiving a Bachelor of Fine arts from Emily Carr University, she has been making mixed media art since 1992.
Her large painted mural, "Sisters, Daughters, Clan Mothers: Honouring Indigenous Women and Girls
can be viewed at the Central Vancouver Public Library. (photo from library archive)
a 2017 photo of me wearing a felted, appliquéd, beaded and embroidered fancified.ca neckpiece in Mobile, Alabama
Notice, today that same garment is worn as a hat simply by pinning several rhinestone brooches here, there and everywhere.
True beauty is the light in your soul.
Be who you are. Glow. From the inside out.
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