You can learn about traditional Coast Salish drumming in an upcoming presentation at Deer Lake Gallery.
As part of the gallery's Coast Salish Stories series, Brandon Gabriel (Kwelexwecten) will be on hand on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Gabriel was born and raised on the Kwantlen First Nation Reserve at Fort Langley. He was educated in cultural anthropology, visual art and marketing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, then received his bachelor’s degree in visual art from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He continued his studies in Indigenous governance at the Justice Institute of B.C.
Gabriel is a contemporary mixed-media artist who specializes in painting, drawing, illustration, graphic design, architectural design concepts, public art installations and photography. His work has been exhibited in the U.K., U.S.A., Hong Kong and across Canada.
For this demonstration, he’ll make a traditional Coast Salish drum and perform songs as well as stories.
The presentation is free, but space is limited, so sign up ahead at www.eventbrite.ca (search for Coast Salish Stories). Deer Lake Gallery is at 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Call 604-298-7322 or see www.burnabyartscouncil.org for more information.