Musqueam house post honoured at Allard Hall

This morning, an official ceremony honoured the new 41-foot Musqueum house post installed outside UBC’s Allard Hall Law Building.

Carved by Musqueam artist Brent Sparrow, the post is a replica of a post depicting the Musqueam warrior Capilano (qíy?plèn?x?), which was first installed in the late 1800s at the Musqueam village located on present-day Point Grey.

Inspired by his mother, Coast Salish artist Susan Point, Sparrow has been creating aboriginal art for five and a half years. His work includes a stainless steel and glass piece titled “Bright Futures”, commissioned by the Vancouver 2010 Venues Aboriginal Art Program and permanently installed in front of the Killarney Community Centre. He also designed the Musqueam post for the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

Pieces by Sparrow and Point on campus include the Coast Salish house posts for the Museum of Anthropology and a carving of three eagles for the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

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