Panel depicting Bear by Curtis Joe Miller, Coast Salish Nation
Bear Panel, 2018 Curtis Joe Miller, Coast Salish Nation hand carved old growth red cedar 20" diameter x 2" deep
Curtis Joe Miller is Coast Salish from the Sechelt First Nation. He has been Powwow dancing for twenty five years, specializing in Traditional Fancy Grass and Prairie Chicken. He participates in competitions all over North America during the summer.
Formally an artist -in-residence at a gallery in Vancouver BC, he is now a full-time child and youth care worker for the Delta school district on the Saskatchewan reserve. As part of his job, he acts as a mentor to First Nation youth, teaching them the traditional arts of carving and dancing.