Burns Lake CNC hosts artist Roy Vickers

The College of New Caledonia (CNC) hosted on Dec. 19 a book signing event for First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers. The Hazelton-based artist’s paintings and carvings have appeared all over the world. He is the recipient of several awards and accolades, including Maclean’s magazine’s Annual Honour Roll of Extraordinary Canadian Achievers in 1994, the Order of B.C. in 1998 and a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003. He was recently nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for his cover art of the Grateful Dead’s Pacific Northwest ‘73-74’ album. More than three dozen people attended his CNC event, including students from the Ashurst Children’s Centre, who had the opportunity to hear Vickers read from one of his illustrated books. (Blair McBride photos)


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