From the Spirit: Andy Everson

From the Spirit: Andy Everson

“Andy Everson” Episode 23 (2009, 24 minutes)

Andy Everson was born in Comox, British Columbia. He has always been driven to uphold the traditions of both the K'omoks and Kwakwaka'waka First Nations. He began drawing Northwest Coast art at an early age and has followed in the footsteps of his Kwakiutl ancestors in creating bold and unique representations that remain rooted in the age-old traditions.

This 26-part series of half-hour documentaries presents the work and thoughts of a diverse group of Aboriginal artists. Twenty-four of them are Canadian--from British Columbia, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Ontario; the other two are American--a painter from Montana and a glass blower from Seattle. By definition, artists are people who live on the edge, and Aboriginal artists have had a tougher journey than most.
The stories in this series are from artists who would not quit, even in the face of adversity and who have made a difference to both their communities and to the world of contemporary art.

Directed by: Raymond Yakeleya, Bill Stewart
Produced by: Raymond Yakeleya, Bill Stewart, Earth Magic Media

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