Come visit our beautiful Cedar gallery on the Pacific Rim highway heading out of Port Alberni towards Tofino (hwy 4) on Vancouver Island. Ahtsik Native Art Gallery opened December 13th 2008. I am, Gordon Dick, the Artist and Owner of Ahtsik Native Art Gallery. I carved the Kingfisher design of the front entrance as well as the Eagle and Wolf posts that represent my Grandparents. You are welcome to come and see me create original Northwest Coast Art inside the gallery. In warmer months, you can come and see larger Wood projects being carved just outside the gallery, such as a totem pole. I sell many other local First Nations Artists’ Canadian Indian Art work from World Renowned to up and coming. Commissions are accepted.
7133A Pacific Rim Highway
Port Alberni, B.C.
open everyday until Dec 24th
10:30 to 5pm
Dec 24th 10:30 to 3
Open 10:30am - 5pm Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon
Closed Tues and Wed
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My Hamat'sa name, passed down to me through our Potlatch is Tayanaxwalis, (my everyday name is Mulidzas) and my english given name is Curtis Wilson. I was born, raised and currently live in Campbell River with my wife of 7 years and my daughter in Campbell River, B.C. My family's are traditionally from the four corners of the Kwakwak'awakw territory. My roots of my family can be traced to the Axwamees (Wakeman Sound), ‘Nakwaxda’xw (Ba’as-Blunden Harbour) and to the Leqwiltokw Nations.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in First Nations Studies from Malaspina University/College. I have been a part of the Laichwiltach Culture Group for many years and am very adamant about learning my culture and heritage. I have been learning how to carve for a number of years now and will continue to learn for many more years to come. I started to carve at small a shed built by my grandfather Sam Henderson Sr., under the instruction of many of my uncles and cousins. I have utilized many techniques and styles from each and every one of my uncles and cousins. In learning the old styles of my grandfather Sam Henderson Sr., and the new styles of my uncles and cousins, I have tried to develop a unique style of my own. My experiences are getting greater and greater every day, but I am constantly learning new aspects of my culture and heritage everyday. My goal in life is to learn as much of my culture and heritage as I can, so I can past it on to the next generations.
-Every day is a learning experience we must do our best to pass on the knowledge to our future generations.