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OIB emerging artist Taylor Baptiste inspired by land and Syilx culture
Taylor Baptiste, an emerging artist from the Osoyoos Indian Band, opened her first solo exhibition at The Art Gallery Osoyoos on Saturday, May 7. The show, “We Are of The Land,” runs until Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Baptiste is the daughter of Richard and Colleen Baptiste and she grew up in Nk’Mip between the mountains and Osoyoos Lake. She draws inspiration from that land and from Syilx Okanagan Nation culture and traditions.
She is currently wrapping up her second year of study at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, pursuing a degree in Fine Arts.
Her work incorporates natural materials, which connect her to her cultural teachings and home territory – for example, creating paintings on buckskin in place of canvas, or extracting ochre, a natural paint, from the soils.
The Art Gallery Osoyoos is located at 8713 Main Street, Osoyoos, just west of Town Hall. It is open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Covid safety precautions are in place.
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Author: Richard McGuire
Richard McGuire is an Osoyoos photographer who worked at the Osoyoos Times between 2012 and 2018, first as reporter and then as editor. He has a long career in journalism as well as research, communication and management at the House of Commons in Ottawa and in the federal government.
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